Ep28. Simon Hayes On Practical Fitness And Nutrition Tips For Racing Drivers

Simon Hayes a personal trainer who’s worked at all levels of motorsports, starting out with Williams in F1 and now focused on Indycars, with drivers such as Ryan Hunter-Ray and Kathrine Legge. We discuss the impact of fitness on your driving. How to find time for exercise in your busy schedule. Nutrition and how to make sure you’re getting what you need. Specific types of exercises you can try and even a unique piece of kit he uses that Simon would rather his competitors didn’t know about …

The show is packed full of actionable advice and takeaways for you to try. Many are much easier than you might think. So grab a notepad, grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy.

[6:44] Where To Start (And How To Stick With) With Fitness And Training

[12:11] How To Prepare For And Manage Your Day At The Track For Best Performance

[21:58] What Makes A Good Quality Exercise (Even Without Equipment)

[25:07] Simons Secret Piece Of Exercise Equipment

[29:32] Specific Exercises You Can Do At The Track To Warm Up

Links mentioned in the show:

– Simon Hayes personal training website https://www.performancephysixx.com/

– Simon Hayes articles giving specific motorsports exercise tips – https://flowracers.com/blog/author/shkinad/

– How high does your heart rate go during a test day – https://www.yourdatadriven.com/how-high-does-a-race-drivers-heart-rate-go/

– Fitness exercises for when you’re short in time – https://www.yourdatadriven.com/driver-fitness-a-home-workout-when-you-have-limited-time/

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