Tag Archives: Fatigue


Persistent and severe fatigue is a common part of the presentation of a diverse range of diseases. However, efforts to provide a comprehensive definition of fatigue are ongoing and not without controversy. Most definitions begin by distinguishing between neuromuscular fatigue and cognitive fatigue, the former being a result of strenuous physical exertion that is relieved by...
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Over-Training Syndrome

Overload is considered a key principle of physical training, required for peak performance. However, over-training can result in compromised performance and profound fatigue. Despite the terms chronic fatigue and burn-out often being used to describe over-training, they are actually products of over-training itself, reflecting an overwhelming physiological and pyschological impact on the athlete. When I swimming,...
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