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ACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal:
doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e3181aae0a0
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OVERTRAINING IN YOUNG ATHLETES: How Much Is Too Much?

Faigenbaum, Avery D. Ed.D., FACSM

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Abstract

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: The primary learning objectives are:

• To recognize the risks of intensive training in young athletes

• Describe concerns associated with early sports specialization

• Provide training recommendations for children and adolescents that emphasize enjoyment, safety, and personal improvement.

© 2009 American College of Sports Medicine

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