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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Clipsal 500 Adelaide

2-5 March

Tyrepower Tasmania Super Sprint 

7-9 April

WD-40 Phillip Island 500  21-23 April 

Perth Super Sprint  

5-7 May 

Winton Super Sprint 

19-21 May 

CrownBet Triple Crown Darwin

16-18 June

Watpac Townsville 400

7-9 July

Coates Hire Ipswich Super Sprint

28-30 July

Red Rooster Sydney Super Sprint

18-20 August

Wilson Security Sandown 500

15-17 September

Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

5-8 October

Vodafone Gold Coast 600

20-22 October

ITM Auckland Super Sprint

3-5 November

Coates Hire Newcastle 500

24-26 November

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Jamie Whincup

2850

 2

 Scott McLaughlin

2820

 3

 Fabian Coulthard

2674

 4

 Chaz Mostert

2586

 5

 Shane van Gisbergen

2574

 6

 Craig Lowndes

2160

 7

 Cameron Waters

2071

 8

 Mark Winterbottom

2058

 9

 Garth Tander

2028

 10

David Reynolds 

1956

 Full points table