When we analyse the Physical Loads and External Forces a Karting Athlete has to tolerate over Race weekend, it is clear that a structured Specific Athlete Development program can be of great benefit.
With most Karting competitions being made up of multiple Heats before a Final, it is paramount that each Karter has high levels of Aerobic Capability (Fitness) & Strength, not only to perform, but also to recover optionally.
It has been shown that a Karters Heart Rate can average at around 85% of Max for each Heat or Race. This added up over the course of a highly competitive race weekend can cause high levels of Fatigue and drop in Performance.
With average Helmet weights of 1.2-1.5kg painted, a Karters Neck can be exposed to G-Force of above 2.2g. This equates to the Helmet pulling on the Neck equivalent to a 7.5lb weight on High G cornering, acceleration, braking etc. This accumulative load can be huge over a Heat, Race or complete weekend.
This simple analysis shows that Karting is an extremely physically demanding sport which requires specific & structured training for a Karting Athlete to perform at their best.
6 Tier Long Term Athletic Development curriculum spanning from Pre-foundations Athletes (7yrs+) through to Elite level Karters making the transition into Car Racing.
Options for Zoom training (which allows for training to be delivered worldwide) and/or App based programming sent directly to the parent or Karters Smart Phone.
Options for 1 to 1 or Group based sessions. Maximum of 5 karters in any group session which keeps each Karters individual contact time high.
To progress up through the Tier system each Karter will be assessed on their individual abilities by one of the KAD Team.
Training sessions incorporate Strength, Balance, Co-ordination, Stability, Agility, Rhythm & Conditioning components.
Karting specific training such as age and ability appropriate Neck & Trunk training & Pre-Drive Warm-Ups.
Progress is Tracked every 8 weeks.