Coach Ethan Reeve told me how he would never stop a kid from doing extra work if they wanted to.
The last thing you want to tell a kid who wants to keep working hard is, "Slow down Johnny, take it easy."
Hey, if someone wants to work harder and wants that edge, let them go for it.
At The USC Gymnasium, we've got a young Football Player / Wrestler who ALWAYS does extra work on his own at the end of the workout. He loves to get a 100 lb sandbag on his back.
He carries it around the parking lot, squats it, lunges with it - all for a good 5 minutes. Reminds me of the great tale of Milo who carried a Calf on his back and as the Calf grew so did Milo!
The load kept increasing and Milo progressively got stronger and bigger.
This "Champion Training" began rubbing off on many others. Soon enough I had guys rolling the tractor tires out to flip the 400 and 600 lb tire, others did extra push ups, pull ups and dips....the Champions are growing more and more, in body and mind.
If you're feeling strong, go ahead and do the extra. Listening to your body is an art form, and the better you become at this art form, the stronger, bigger and faster you will become.
Go get em'!
Zach Even - Esh
P.S. - Check out how Coach Reeve trained his athletes from the 70's all the way till today by listening to his power packed interrogation at http://UndergroundStrengthManual.com