Staleness (nervous overwork)
Condition is mental and physical fitness for the event, attitude toward the work, enthusiasm through the grind, triumph over mistakes, improvement in trial performances, full recuperation between daily workouts conserve nervous energy and indicate increasing fitness for the approaching contest. Danger signals of overtraining are loss of sleep, fretfulness, lassitude, overanxiety, indifference, lack of concentration. – Charles Hutchins, MD 1929 (former college coach)
Lot’s of things now are considered new, but I think we should reflect on the past and see how we can refine today. We have only made progress if we have fully exhausted what the wisdom of coaches in the past have done.