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Overtraining Athletes : Personal Journeys in Sport - Sean O. Richardson

Overtraining Athletes

Personal Journeys in Sport

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Published: 29th April 2008
For Ages: 18+ years old
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This will be an excellent reference for coaches, athletes, sports medicine professionals, exercise physiologists, students, sport psychologists, athletic trainers and sports physiotherapists. Through current experts perspectives and athletes personal experiences, the reader gets a broad and engaging account of the intra- and interpersonal aspects of why people overtrain and the outcomes of overtraining. The reader can use this information to better understand the dangers of overtraining and how to prevent it. The 12 chapters in the book cover content in several areas including physiology, psychology, sociology and medicine. The authors have gathered the maps (models of overtraining), the history (research legacy), the population (prevalence of overtraining), the landmarks (major contributions to understanding overtraining), the cultural climate (social factors in overtraining) and the travellers' warnings (risk factors) for this journey.

About the Author

Sean Richardson, PhD, completed his doctoral work in sport psychology at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia in 2006. His dissertation research focused on the risk factors for athletic overtraining, stress-life balance and injury. Mark Andersen, PhD, is an associate professor in the School of Human Movement, Recreation and Performance at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. He received his PhD in psychology with a minor in exercise and sport sciences from the University of Arizona at Tucson in 1988. Tony Morris, PhD, is a professor in the School of Human Movement, Recreation and Performance at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Leeds in England in 1984.

Preface: Reading This Bookp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
What We Know So Farp. 1
Introduction to Research and Terminology in Overtraining: Introduction to Overtrainingp. 3
Past Studies and Limitations in Overtraining Researchp. 3
Sorting Out the Terminology of Overtrainingp. 5
Why Language Is Importantp. 11
Stress and Recovery: Taking a Broader Viewpointp. 11
Conclusionsp. 12
How Big Is It? The Prevalence and Manifestation of Overtrainingp. 15
Prevalence Research and Data for Overtrainingp. 16
Markers of Overtrainingp. 18
Other Overtraining Outcomesp. 27
Conclusionsp. 30
What Brings It On? Risk Factors for Overtrainingp. 33
Risk Factors for Overtrainingp. 34
Directions for Research on Overtraining Phenomenap. 44
Conclusionsp. 44
What the Experts Have to Sayp. 47
Coaches' and Sport Scientists' Views on Risk Factorsp. 49
Characteristics, Behaviors, Attitudes, and Experiences of Susceptible Athletesp. 49
People, Factors, and Situations That Pressure Athletes to Increase Trainingp. 52
People, Factors, and Situations That Affect Athletes' Needs for Recoveryp. 56
Conclusionsp. 58
Burnt Cookies: Conversations With an Exercise Physiologistp. 61
Introducing the Exercise Physiologistp. 61
Studying Oneselfp. 61
Training as an Exercise Physiologistp. 62
The Source of Fascination: Connecting Dave's Story With His Athletesp. 64
Coaches and Overtrainingp. 66
Stories of Professional Elitismp. 68
Exercise Physiologist as Lay Psychologistp. 69
Burnt Cookiesp. 70
Further Conversation With David Martinp. 71
Why Does Overtraining Keep Happening?p. 72
The Exercise Physiologist-Athlete Relationshipp. 73
When Service Goes Pear-Shapedp. 74
The Quality of Relationships Fuels Changep. 74
Why Do I Do What I Do?p. 75
Reflections on Davidp. 76
Sport Systems Can Damage: Conversations With a Sport Psychologistp. 79
Introducing Dr. Trisha Leahyp. 79
Overtraining, Abuse, and Traumap. 80
Are You Uncomfortable Now?p. 81
Exploring Perceived Risksp. 82
The System Is the Problemp. 84
Individual Risks Versus System Risks: False Dichotomiesp. 84
Psychosocial and Family Dynamicsp. 85
Harassment in Sportp. 86
Silencing Men's Voices in Sportp. 87
Five Years Later in Hong Kong: Overtraining and Trauma Revisitedp. 88
Duty of Care and Professional Bystandingp. 89
You Have to Be Mentally Tough: Cultural Values That Justify Abusep. 92
Men in Sport Revisitedp. 92
The Power of Early Experiencesp. 94
Perfectionism and Idealismp. 95
Reflections on Trishap. 96
A Closing Story for Part IIp. 97
What Can We Learn From Athletes?p. 99
The Pathogenic World of Professional Sport: Steve's Talep. 101
Introducing Stevep. 101
Early Ambivalence About Sportp. 101
Love of the Game and Regretp. 102
Playing for Payp. 103
Injury Mismanagementp. 104
Coach and Medical Staff Pressuresp. 105
Going the Extra Milep. 107
Lessons Learned Earlyp. 108
The Culture of Footyp. 109
Living and Performing for Othersp. 112
Reflections on Stevep. 112
A Case of Olympic Seduction: John's Talep. 115
Introducing John and His Seductionp. 115
Olympic Gold as Love Objectp. 115
Early Successesp. 117
Knowledge Versus the Human Heartp. 118
The Devastation of Shattered Dreamsp. 120
Repeating Patternsp. 121
Struggling to Understandp. 124
Interpersonal Influences Driving Overtrainingp. 126
Reflections on Johnp. 130
The Perfect Girl: Jane's Talep. 133
Introducing Janep. 133
I Am an Overtrainer!p. 134
No One Can Stop Mep. 135
Parental Influencesp. 136
Hiding Weaknesses and Battling Anxietiesp. 139
The Gravity of Weightp. 139
Early Sport and Performance Lessons Learnedp. 141
Institutional Abusep. 145
The Good Coach Can't Fix Herp. 146
Internal and Cultural Drivers of Overtrainingp. 148
Reflections on Janep. 151
The Perfect Boy: The Author's Talep. 153
Sean's Talep. 153
All Our Storiesp. 160
Athletes' Perspectives and Risk Factors for Overtrainingp. 160
Athletes' Stories Compared With Athletes' Experiences From the Literaturep. 162
Conclusionsp. 165
Past Models and Current Conceptionsp. 167
Models of Overtraining: Then and Nowp. 169
Synthesis of Experts' Perspectives and Athletes' Experiencesp. 169
The OT Risks and Outcomes Modelp. 170
OT Risks and Outcomes Model Compared With Other Modelsp. 176
Conclusionsp. 181
Afterword: Where to From Here?p. 183
Current Applicationsp. 183
Future Directionsp. 184
Pipe Dreamsp. 187
Parting Glancesp. 187
Suggested Further Readingsp. 189
Referencesp. 191
Indexp. 198
About the Authorsp. 204
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ISBN: 9780736067874
ISBN-10: 0736067876
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 29th April 2008
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 27.9  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.63