#99 – How to Manage Athlete Burnout

Lewis discusses the signs of athlete burnout, reasons for its causes, how it can be managed and avoided.

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This episode at a glance

  • Lewis talks about the difference between the burnout he feels now as a retired athlete versus when he was still a professional.[1:45]
  • Lewis recalls that in the presence of stress, he felt ill physically. [3:41]
  • Overtraining can lead to burnout. [6:39]
  • Signs of burnout. [7:20]
  • Causes of burnout. [9:18]
  • Knowing the difference between being tired of being burned out. [10:29]
  • Stress creates change. [10:55]
  • Practice mindfulness as a check-in process. [13:09]
  • Set healthy boundaries to avoid burnout. [14:15]
  • Tip: Do a quick body scan. [16:03]
  • Check if your training is leading you to burnout. [17:57]
  • Work hard, recover harder. [21:45]