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Old 05-31-2009, 06:56 AM   #7
Garrett Smith
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I had one summer before high school where I had five sports going at once:
Swim team
Pony baseball
Seniors baseball
Two basketball teams

I was talented enough that coaches were okay with me missing many practices and mainly showing up for games/meets. This meant I was nearly always running at full tilt (did I mention I was a catcher, playing every inning for both teams?) Towards the end of the summer, I got extremely fatigued, sleeping 12-14 hours every day (got the full workups for mono and valley fever nothing came back positive), a mid-back pain that I still have to this day, and I basically had to quit all the sports at once. If there was ever overtraining, I was in it.

Take proper rest or the body will make you take proper rest. Ignore it further and bad things happen.
Garrett Smith NMD CSCS BS, aka "Dr. G" - Blood, Saliva, and Stool Testing
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