My 6 year old daughter recently started pre-team. She had gymnastics class 70 minutes twice a week and one of them increased to 85 minutes when she started pre-team. She wanted to go to gymnastics more so we added an additional 2 hour class. She has soccer once a week so Monday- Thursday she has a sport activity. Then swim on Sat but that is only 30 minutes. On her days "off" she wants to run on the treadmill we have at home and lift weights (I bought her 1 and 2 lb weights so nothing crazy here). And just constantly doing handstands and other things all over the house so she does not sit still. Last night I watched a bit of her gym practice and she looked obviously tired, couldn't really get her squat on and other things she had been able to do fairly consistently was struggling with. I tried asking her if she was tired and of course she said no. She said her leg hurt when she was doing her split jumps (she is not the most naturally flexible but that is certainly improving the more gym she goes to). But then this morning before school was running all over the house and I asked if her leg still hurt and she said she wasn't thinking about it so it was fine. I guess my question is when you initially increase hours at gym how long does it take for their bodies to adjust to the increased activity. And how much do I need to worry about having her actually rest to recover when this young?