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Overtraining or burnout : a training and psycho-behavioural case study

Main, Luana C. and Landers, Grant J. 2012, Overtraining or burnout : a training and psycho-behavioural case study, International journal of sports science and coaching, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 23-31.

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Title Overtraining or burnout : a training and psycho-behavioural case study
Author(s) Main, Luana C.
Landers, Grant J.
Journal name International journal of sports science and coaching
Volume number 7
Issue number 1
Start page 23
End page 31
Total pages 9
Publisher Multi-Science Publishing
Place of publication Essex, England
Publication date 2012-03
ISSN 1747-9541
Keyword(s) Athlete Burnout
Triathlon
Stress
Overtraining
Summary The aim of this article is to present case study data that challenges the popular conception that athlete burnout represents the ultimate outcome of overtraining. A young male triathlete (22 yrs) completed a comprehensive training diary, along with the Athlete Burnout Questionnaire (ABQ) and the Multi-component Training Distress Scale (MTDS) weekly from the commencement of pre-season training, until the end of the competitive season 45 weeks later. Results were analysed retrospectively upon completion of the season and followed up with semi-structured interviews with the coach and athlete. These longitudinal observations are the first to document an athlete who appears to have simultaneously become overtrained and developed athlete burnout as measured by the ABQ. Thus we are advocating a need for future research to clarify differences between these two training-stress syndromes, specifically in relation to their aetiology, to avoid misdiagnosis and to ensure appropriate treatment for athletes experiencing these conditions is provided.
Language eng
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Multi-Science Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30047268

Document type: Journal Article
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