Originally written July 30, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Frank Gore doesn't much believe in being overworked. While the 49ers went to great lengths to expand their depth chart behind Gore, the team's leading rusher with 1,211 yards last season, it's not in the prideful 29-year-old's job description or genetic fiber to hand the ball off. He's not only leading by example at practice, Gore is giving younger running backs like rookie LaMichael James an example to follow. Gore greets the sunrise spending 30 minutes every morning on the elliptical trainer and then spends an intense weight-training session with conditioning coach Mark Uyeyama. He takes the approach that his morning workout is the equivalent of a first practice, harkening back to his rookie year when the 49ers had two-a-day training camp sessions. "It's not a matter of being a ballhog," coach Jim Harbaugh said. "Frank likes to work. He likes as much work as he can get. In fact, he is back on his routine of being here at 6:15 a.m., on ...
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