ADDICTED ATHLETE

a person who is regularly engaged in exercise activities who will undoubtedly encounter signs of withdrawal if removed from or prevented from engaging in their normal exercise behaviors.

ADDICTED ATHLETE: "It is said that Lance Armstrong was an addicted athlete that used performance-enhancing drugs to increase his abilities in his pursuit of winning the Tour de France."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ADDICTED ATHLETE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/addicted-athlete/ (accessed February 25, 2020).
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