Hayden Paddon in Formula Medicine

Only three days after his second place at the Swedish Rally, the Hyundai factory driver from New Zealand is back in Formula Medicine for his periodic mental and athletic check-up.

During these days, a specific mental and physical training program has been done. From the mental point of view, was realized intense sessions of exercises of “Mental Endurance Training”, specifically applied to rally drivers. While regarding the athletic part, in addition to the functional preparation, an elevation training simulation was carried out, thanks to a mask which decreases the air flow, increasing the workload of the inspiratory muscles during the exercises.

This program is specifically designed for the next event of the World Rally Championship which will be one of the hardest race of the season, with stages of 80 km and a temperature reaching almost 40 degrees: the Rally of Mexico.