The fact that rally drivers can inspire you to improve your own driving skills is quite obvious – but have you ever realized that they can also motivate you to live a healthier lifestyle? Even though people generally don’t think of rally drivers as top athletes, it’s exactly what they are. Driving a competition car is incredibly demanding physically and requires the crews to be in top shape.
To stay fit, rally drivers need basically two things – a good, balanced diet, and an exercise plan designed to keep them lean, but with strong upper body to maintain control of the car at all times and to improve their endurance. This helps them to withstand long and gruelling rallies.
You, of course, don’t need to be fit like a top athlete, but that doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from some inspiration taken from the rally world. Over the course of the season, we have prepared a series of articles that will show you how to eat and exercise like a rally driver. We also added some tips for stretching on the roads and to make things more interesting, added a series of articles about local cuisines at different WRC rallies and how to fit them into healthy lifestyle. Let’s revisit these articles now.
Exercising Like a Rally Driver
In this series, we begun with the overview of what the rally drivers need to achieve, and then moved on to show you some good exercises for the off-season time that will help you stay in shape – or get back into shape after holidays. Then, we moved on to some exercised that you may find useful on the road, when you’re tired and stiff from long driving, which we have covered in two articles, one with 7 best stretches and second with 3 best exercises to regenerate after a long drive.
Eating Like a Rally Driver
What to eat if you want to keep your body well-fuelled like a rally car, but also need to stay lean and fit? First, we have layed out the general rules for keeping a healthy diet, and then we illustrated them on concrete examples from local cuisines at the rallies in Turkey, Wales, Spain and Australia. You may find them handy in your home as well!