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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Jason B Hand, MS (University of Oregon)
Description: This book, a good representation of the problems faced by people exposed to the demands of sport, provides multiple perspectives on overtraining by including excerpts from research and conversations with healthcare professionals and athletes.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide insights into overtraining for athletes, parents, coaches, healthcare professionals, and others.
Audience: This book is intended for a broad range of readers from athletes and their parents, to coaches, physicians, and sport scientists. With their experience and work with others, the authors successfully reach the audience.
Features: The authors discuss a wide range of topics, including both the intrinsic and extrinsic factors associated with overtraining. Summaries of recent literature and professional experiences provide awareness of predisposing factors, injuries, illnesses, and psychological issues that can help readers prevent overtraining and manage overtrained athletes.
Assessment: This book would be a great addition to the library of any coach, parent, athlete, or healthcare professional. It conveys important information that all of these readers can use in an effort to become advocates for safe and productive sport participation.