Wednesday, 22 March 2017 10:42

Lowndes column: Keeping fit for racing

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Craig Lowndes details how he prepares for a new season of racing in his exclusive column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #97.

Issue #97 is your must-have guide to the new season, including full-field driver profiles, team-by-team changes and event previews. Included with the print edition is a 2017 Freightliner-backed Supercars calendar fridge magnet and V8 champions and Shane van Gisbergen poster.

Issue #97 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play), online at DigitalEdition.V8XMagazine.com.au and in the Magzter app store.

CLICK HERE for more information on issue #97.

"We don't get much of an off-season these days, so there's no real break from continuing on where we left off in 2016 to the start of 2017," writes Lowndes.

"For me, it's all about trying to maintain my fitness so it's not a big start again in the new year. So we need to keep maintaining a base fitness and then ramp it back up before getting into the car once again.

"The focus is on our cardiovascular and, of course, strength; making sure you've got core strength as well as endurance. That means one day it's all about long-distance training and doing longer durations in either the gym or on the bike.

"There's no one favourite thing I have in terms of training. The good thing for me is I don't dislike doing any of it, so some days I try and mix it up for fun.

"Obviously your body gets used to a certain way of training, so you're always looking for new ways of doing things differently."

CLICK HERE to purchase issue #97 to read the full column.

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Event Date
Adelaide 500 1-4 March
2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 22-25 March
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint 6-8 April
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 20-22 April
Perth SuperSprint 4-6 May
Winton SuperSprint 18-20 May
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown 15-17 June
Watpac Townsville 400 6-8 July
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint 20-22 July
Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint 4 August
The Bend SuperSprint 24-26 August
Sandown 500 14-16 September
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 4-7 October
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 19-21 October
ITM Auckland SuperSprint 2-4 November
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 23-25 November

 

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Scott McLaughlin

1775

 2

 Shane van Gisbergen

1614

 3

 David Reynolds

1448

 4

 Craig Lowndes

1362

 5

 Jamie Whincup

1342

 6

 Scott Pye

1279

 7

 Fabian Coulthard

1229

 8

 Rick Kelly

1216

 9

 Chaz Mostert

1109

 10

 James Courtney 

1104

 Full points table