advertisement
Question
Posted by: Pam | 2009/11/23

Bekommerde ma

My seun van 16 het by ' n atletiek klub aangesluit. Hy is baie fiks en oefen al lank. By die klub oefen hulle baie hard. Hy oefen so hard dat hy opbring en duidelig raak terwyl hy oefen. Is dit normaal of is daar fout?

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageFitnessDoc

Hi Pam

It's common in athletes who are training for high performance, actually. I remember in my own school days, there were people who got sick, light-headed and dizzy all the time. That doesn't mean it's good, but it also doesn't mean it's bad. It just means that he is pushing his body very hard.

What you have to be careful about is doign this too often. If you do, then it's possible to become overtrained and burned out, so the most important thing is to balance hard training with easy training. You can't train hard every day, there must be days of rest, days of easier training, and days where you train this hard.

So my advice to you is to monitor him and support his training, and maybe encourage him to relax on some days. it's difficult when there is a coach already, and your advice is not going to be taken seriously. But if you can be supportive, then it will help.

And lastly, diet is very important. If he's training that hard, he must eat well, or he'll burn out sooner, so it might be worthwhile to consult a dietician and get some meal options to support his training.

Good luck

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

1
Our users say:
Posted by: fitnessdoc | 2009/11/25

Hi Pam

It's common in athletes who are training for high performance, actually. I remember in my own school days, there were people who got sick, light-headed and dizzy all the time. That doesn't mean it's good, but it also doesn't mean it's bad. It just means that he is pushing his body very hard.

What you have to be careful about is doign this too often. If you do, then it's possible to become overtrained and burned out, so the most important thing is to balance hard training with easy training. You can't train hard every day, there must be days of rest, days of easier training, and days where you train this hard.

So my advice to you is to monitor him and support his training, and maybe encourage him to relax on some days. it's difficult when there is a coach already, and your advice is not going to be taken seriously. But if you can be supportive, then it will help.

And lastly, diet is very important. If he's training that hard, he must eat well, or he'll burn out sooner, so it might be worthwhile to consult a dietician and get some meal options to support his training.

Good luck

Reply to fitnessdoc

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
advertisement