I read this article about Barry Bonds' current training the other day. He states:
"I work out every day. That never changed," he said. "I'm going to die training. That's what I love to do more than anything in the world."
Yet the article goes on to state:
"The seven-time NL MVP is busy rehabilitating from two surgeries over the past six weeks — one for a disk injury in his lower back sustained while running and also a procedure on his hip and quadriceps area."
Hmm, working out every day and suffering injuries, any connection there?
This isn't the first case I've read of gifted athletes who overtrain. I understand that he is a world-class athlete, but there should be some common sense being applied here.
If is getting injured from his continuous training, then he should take some days off! Don't worry, he will still be a world-class athlete the next day.
I think if some athletes are just really good at movement, lifting, etc., it just must be hard to take any days off. Everyone likes to do things they are good at. But the body wasn't made for intense exercise day after day.