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More On Overtraining

A reader writes:

I wholeheartedly agree with your column about overtraining.  While I haven't done much in MMA, I have played other sports competitively and I think overtraining becomes both a physical AND mental issue.

In addition, one can overtrain or overprepare for just about anything in life and psyche oneself out in the process (whether its a school exam or a big presentation at work.)

Wouldn't one naturally be inclined to believe that a sport such as MMA, where the training is incredibly intense, would have athletes prone to overtraining?