oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Differences in perceptions of training by coaches and athletes

Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



Despite careful planning by professionally educated coaches, overtraining syndrome remains a common problem among competitive athletes. In this study we compare the training plan designed by coaches with that executed by athletes to test the hypothesis that a potential cause of overtraining syndrome may be unrecognised errors in the execution of the training programme by athletes.

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