To compete at the highest level a professional race driver should have the fitness level of a triathlete. Achieving this takes hard work. But it can be fun when you include it into your daily life.
One of the most unique aspects of the Speediatrics driver development system is its emphasis on improving the visual information a driver receives. This area is often where seasoned professionals find extra speed. Our highly-evolved visual training began in the 1980s in cooperation with Dr. Robert Tanner, Director of Sports Vision at the University of Miami. Learn how you can improve your performance through our G Vision system.
Another key component of Speediatrics and getting faster as a driver, is reaction time (RT). This is the length of time between a stimulus and your response to that stimulus.
RT is controlled by your central nervous system (CNS), a network of about 100 billion nerve cells, or neurons that receive sensory input through signals from your senses of sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste. They transport these signals to your brain, where they’re interpreted and turned into physical and mental responses.
And all that happens in a tiny fraction of a second — usually between 150-300 milliseconds.
This training is fun, but not easy. Just as you have to continually work muscles to keep fit, if you want to be the best you can be; this training is crucially important.
Balance and Coordination
Balance and coordination skills are necessary for everyday tasks as well as racing. Good balance skills require control of many muscles to function without falling. Coordination skills include eye-hand coordination, bilateral coordination and smooth, controlled movements of the body.
Tune Your Input Receptors
Another area of Speediatrics training focus is on exercise routines that help a driver’s hands and feet sense information from steering wheel and pedals more accurately.
Driving a racecar requires a shared relationship between both hemispheres of the brain. A skilled driver at speed who comfortably processes analytical data, while slicing a creative line through traffic is, as the expression goes, in the zone. Speediatrics includes specific training that enhances the synchronicity of the right and left hemispheres of the brain.