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overtraining syndrome

overtraining syndrome
 n.— «Though it seems innocuous, overtraining isn’t just a matter of having overdone things in a workout or two. It is, instead, a recognized illness (known formally as “overtraining syndrome” by the growing cadre of doctors and researchers who study it), similar in many physiological and psychological respects to chronic-fatigue syndrome and major depression, but exactly like neither. Overtraining strikes indiscriminately, felling both endurance and strength athletes, particularly the most hardworking and tenacious.» —“Crash and Burnout” by Gretchen Reynolds New York Times Mar. 2, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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