Good point. Another issue is that not all hours are equal. I'm sure there are gyms where 34 hours would work due to standing around, breaks, lots of listening to the coach talk, or waiting for a turn in a large training group. Other gyms, it's going to be nearly constant training -- that' going to be tough on a body that's not being... chemically supplemented.The amount of injuries your child is getting could very well be in direct proportion to the overwhelming number of hours...34 hours training is almost double what the level 10s in my daughter's gym do, and they do great at nationals (and have even produced a world vault champion). I know you say it is common in your area to do that many hours, I believe your daughter's body is saying that it is too much.