Definition of overtrain in English:


Line breaks: over|train
Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈtreɪn


(Especially with reference to an athlete) train or cause to train excessively: [no object]: it’s better to undertrain than to overtrain, which leads to staleness [with object]: the team overtrained their young players
More example sentences
  • He learnt by his mistakes by forgetting last season's infatuation with the flat backline and by not overtraining his players this time.
  • You might also be training too often, leading to overtraining, which is much more likely to tear down muscle tissue than to build it.
  • Such injury can occur due to overtraining and excessive resistance or use of improper form in performing the exercise.

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