American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To train too much: a coach who overtrained the athletes before the championship.
- v. To engage in excessive training: a boxer who overtrained.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To carry the process of training (athletic or mental) beyond the limits of safety, resulting in a physical breakdown.
- To subject to excessive training.
- v. To train too much or too long.
“Casting director Deena Katz says they know their limits and don't "overtrain" like some others do.”
“When you overtrain and overstress your body, the side effects can include progressive loss of strength, tiredness, loss of appetite, disrupted sleep, loss of motivation, and irritability.”
“What not to do: Do not overtrain by lifting too much weight or performing too many repetitions or sets of exercises.”
“This not only steals time from family, fun and work, but also leaves you more likely to make mistakes, to overtrain, or to completely destroy your potential to dominate.”
“You don't have to be a competitive athlete to overtrain.”
“Trying to Be Macho On the other hand, if you train with weights that are too heavy, you can strain or overtrain your muscles so they are not able to grow.”
“I try to keep fit, but I'm a lot more easy-going than Barnes, who sometimes does overtrain.”
“I'm learning how to balance them so that I don't overtrain.”
“NOTE: Young men frequently go after their strength-training program so aggressively that they overtrain and minimize the benefits of the exercise.”
“Weir wants the quad in his program, but he's being careful not to overtrain.”
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