Overtraining for athletic events can lead to injury according to the 1996 International Pre-Olympic Scientific Congress.

The JAMA reports that whether you or some member of your family is an olympic athlete or a week-end warrior, symptoms of over training should be recognized. These symptoms include chronic fatigue, insomnia, decreased appetite, weight loss, lack of sexual drive, and mood disturbances such as depression.

If these warning signs should appear, training should be cut back.

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