Working out requires a lot of hard work but it has many benefits that allow the body to sustain a lot more than expected. When one works out they not only build endurance, they increase the capability of the body to withstand more pressure and every day’s ‘wear and tear.’ Besides working out to control weight through the burning of calories, it keeps certain illnesses at bay allowing the body to enhance its metabolic and healing processes. Exercise although hard on the body, in time, can help battle lack of energy by increasing the body’s resistance to other physical activities – the body gets stronger along with getting healthier.
Car racers are put in a position to be able to withstand the temperatures and speed of a car during a race – a scenario that could affect the body negatively. Now, being physically fit doesn’t make the racer drives the car faster, but it does help them withstand the pressures of racing for an extended period of time repeatedly.
When car racers take the initiative to workout and are physically active outside their job, they are training their body to increase its recovery time, build endurance and keep their energy up. One reason why car racers have coaches is for them to have someone look after their physical health to be able to perform well on the race track. Some have their own coach that specializes in their workout. The exercise coach reviews what current workouts are effective and what are not that need to be changed for the car racer to have the capability to be able to bear the pressures of extenuating physical activity, will, in turn, better prepare the racers for the pressure of racing across a fast track.
The temperature inside of a racecar is not optimum; the physical environment can get very hot. To be able to withstand such harsh temperature conditions, the body needs to be trained to still be able to react and act at its prime no matter the circumstances. The ability of the body to react in any situation is a trained process – if one has put their body through a condition multiple times before, they have a better understanding when it happens again knowing how their body is going to react.
While racing at speeds that are intense, the driver has to keep control of the wheel, brakes and the acceleration – all of which includes the need to be physically strong. In order to remain mentally calm, they need to be prepared with endurance, which is created through the physical activity outside of the racecar. There is a lot of strain on the body when a driver races and in order to prepare for the next race, the recovery time of muscles needs to be a fast rate which is another aspect working out aids with.
Racers are humans too and they can get sick as well but sometimes they just have to do their job – when having the ability to recover faster than most Exercise also promotes better sleep conditions – the more one works out the more their body tries to recover so the person has a better deeper sleep. Getting tired is inevitable but being able to work even though they have been working for days upon end takes practice. When one works out, they train the body to be able to work at its best even when it’s physically tired helping these drivers do their best at their job.
To the more important aspect of car racers keeping a healthy weight and building their endurance, strength, and durability is during times of crisis. Unfortunately, accidents do happen and during the moment of an emergency, these drivers have to be able to quickly get themselves out of the car. With the training they do to keep themselves physically with, this could help their body to quickly react when their “fight or flight” mode is activated.