overtrain

verb, transitive + intransitive over·train \ ˌō-vər-ˈtrān \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overtrain

:to train (a person or animal) to excess or beyond advantage :to harm (a person or animal) by too much training
  • an athlete who overtrains
  • Don't overtrain your dog. Lots of small lessons are better than one big one.
  • —Larrie Todd

First Known Use of overtrain

1872


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