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Mental fatigue in sport- what is it and how do we recover from it?

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August 19, 2016

Athletes train hard, compete a lot and are subject to a lot of psychological stress. This in turn can increase the chances of injury, overtraining and illness. For elite athletes (and everyone else who trains hard and works or manages a family at the same time), it is...

October 26, 2015

A few weeks ago a study was published in the Journal of Sports Sciences that investigated the effects of intensified training on sleep quantity and quality (1). Sleep is an important part of recovery and this is recognised by athletes and coaches. There is also some ev...

April 10, 2015


Repeated days of hard training typically result in an accumulation of fatigue, making it more and more difficult to complete the workouts, that would be no problem in a rested state. This is a very common scenario in a training camp. Even within 7 days athletes can de...

March 8, 2015

In a previous blog we have defined overtraining in line with a consensus document by a group of world experts led by Professor Romain Meeusen from the Free University in Brussels.  We have also seen what the symptoms are and that these symptoms are highly individual. W...

March 3, 2015


Now we have a better idea of the definition of overtraining, it is important to discuss the symptoms and what causes them. For many years, the prevailing theory was that there were two different types of overtraining: a parasympathetic and a sympathetic form. A situat...

March 2, 2015


There is much written about overtraining and it is a frequent topic of conversation amongst coaches, trainers and athletes. Although everyone probably has some idea what overtraining is, when you start to ask questions, it becomes clear pretty quickly that people have...

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