So many motorsports nutrition discussions center on the dietary needs of drivers or riders, but the need for endurance, energy and focus applies to every member of the race team.
Crew members endure a variety of taxing physical and psychological challenges, requiring strength and concentration — usually for hours on end. You can help ensure the success of your entire team by adopting sound diet and exercise regimens enhanced by the Gear 49 Motorsports Nutrition line of products.
Why Crew Members Need Motorsports Nutrition for Physical Endurance
You know how important it is for drivers to be on their game at all times. But it’s just as important for the crew.
The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research recently tracked the psychological and physiological demands pit crew members endure during a race, including body temperatures above 100 degrees — while wearing a fire suit — for five to six hours at a time. As a result, their heart rates increase significantly to offset these temperature extremes.
Tire changers and jack operators were the most physically taxed; however, every member of the pit crews tested endured extended levels of extreme physical demands. This research demonstrates without question that race team members are elite athletes, and consequently require the same level of motorsports nutrition that drivers do.
Motorsports Nutrition Enhances Cognition and Focus of Racing Teams
Crew members must execute complex and physically challenging routines in a matter of seconds — with perfection. Otherwise, it could cost their driver the race, or someone could be injured, or even killed. In addition to the extreme physiological demands of the job, crew members must maintain high levels of concentration and focus.
Motorsports Nutrition Supplements to Benefit the Entire Race Team
Another recent study from The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research provided recommendations for improving the physical and psychological fitness of race team and pit crew members. One important finding was how much lean muscle mass crew members lose during the offseason and long breaks between events.
The researchers recommended a regimen to maintain the entire team’s fitness, including strength and conditioning programs and other strategies for creating and maintaining lean muscle. The Gear 49 Gym Stack is an ideal enhancement, to ensure that both driver and crew achieve maximum health.
The Gym Stack consists of THROTTLE Power Pre-Workout, for building lean muscle and aiding recovery, RESTOR Muscle Recovery, for developing and maintaining muscle and boosting the immune system, and BUILD Whey Protein Blend, for muscle development and recovery after a workout or race.
For helping maintain weight during the offseason as well as for focus and concentration on race day, consider TURBO Energy & Focus. TURBO boosts alertness and mental acuity, provides sustained energy and helps burn and suppress appetite.
Every product designed and sold by Gear 49 Motorsports Nutrition is formulated for the unique needs of racers, riders and the entire crew. Ensure the success of your team with our proprietary motorsports nutrition products.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.