Markers of overtraining – performance tests

Probably the strongest parameter that can identify excessive overtraining is athletic performance, as performance is reflected by overall positive and negative adaptations to training.

It is a common finding that after high training load periods performance decreases. Nevertheless, coaches and athletes are looking for significant increases in performance after the recovery period.

Jarek Maestu

Jarek Mäestu (PhD, Sports Sciences) - Researcher at Sportlyzer Rowing Academy. He also works as a researcher and gives lectures on coaching sciences in the University of Tartu.