If you’re a fan of motorsport fitness, you won’t want to miss Porsche’s new half-day coaching session on January 29. At this session, which is a part of the Porsche Human Performance 2011 calendar, experts such as F1 star Mark Webber and MotoGP rider Bradley Smith will be handling the training.
Only 40 seats are available, costing £195 ($300) each. The topics include techniques for gaining motorsport specific strength, conditioning training, and vision and reaction abilities using Batak, Saccadic fixator and Wave scan technology.
In some of the activities, those who attend will have to compete with the others and the top performers will get a chance to race with Mark Webber on the Porsche Experience Center tracks.
Andy Blow, Director of the Porsche Human Performance Center, said that the physical preparation needed for competitive motorsport provides “a great foundation for general fitness.”
He also said that the center’s activities will demonstrate the difference between motorsports stars and the average person.
As an example, Blow cited ex-Porsche Carrera Cup GB winner Barry Horne who has the joint world record on the Batak machine of 122 hits in one minute, double what an average person could do. Meanwhile, Formula One star Mark Webber holds the highest grip strength of 67kgf, compared to an average person’s 45-50kgf.
In order to improve their general fitness levels, Robert Koenig and his wife decided to sign up with the Fit to Race camp. The decision was made after the standard Fitness Assessment conducted at the Porsche Human Performance Centre.
With this, Mr. Koenig also hopes to enhance his amateur racing career. According to Mr. Koenig, the course offers a number of benefits. He added that the various techniques and tips he learned over the weekend are expected to result in a change in his training and racing moving forward. For the first-time ever, he will have a more defined pre-race, during race, and post-race strategy that hopefully will prepare him for the mental and physical challenge to follow, Mr. Koenig further added.
The different training disciplines offered at the Fit to Race camp are exceedingly relevant to well-being and general fitness. Mr. Koenig continued that he took a lot of notes and hopes to see an improvement this year especially in his racing performance and fitness levels.
The Porsche Human Performance, Fit to Race camp will again occur in March 2011. This will be after the preview ‘Fit to Race’ day to be held in January at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone. Both the preview day and weekend camp are available to everyone who wants a challenging and diverse training weekend. This could be regardless of having a specific motorsport connection or a fitness goal.