The Physical Performance Show: Kim Keedle – Formula 1 Racing Haas

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Kim Keedle

In episode 168 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Kim Keedle – Formula 1 Racing Haas in this Interest Edition.

Kim Keedle is a Physiotherapist who graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Melbourne University in 2012. Years later after working within an elite sport in the UK, Kim has offered a coveted position with the newly founded Haas Formula 1 Racing Team. From there Kim took up a position to be the Physiotherapist for Romain Grosjean, Haas F1 Team Driver and has now been on the F1 Racing Circuit for several years.

During this episode we uncover what the drivers do to remain healthy, the loads the drivers endure and the training required to keep the drivers at their physical best, along with so much more.

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Formula1 Racing Episode on Netflix “Drive to Survive”
  • Differences in drivers and audience upon
  • How Kim Keedle started in his career
  • Development in Formula1
  • Improvement to pit stops
  • Pit stop Injuries
  • Goals during the pre-season
  • Strength Training and Testing
  • How the staffs/drivers process their work
  • What the typical day looks like in preparation for the 21 day race
  • Priming Session Training
  • Being Part of the Medical Team
  • Emotional Highs and Lows during the race
  • What happens during a race crash
  • Understanding G-Force
  • Breaking forces in the legs
  • Demands of the drivers
  • Resilience of the Formula1 Athletes
  • Requirements for Formula1 Drivers
  • Where does Kim’s inspiration come from professionally
  • Characters for F1 Driving
  • Percentage given to drivers physically and psychologically

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Quotes:

“Achieving Calmness and Confidence.” – Being in the Zone
“Make sure to have a good pre-sleep routine.” – Best Advice
“Incorporate Squats in your training session.” – Physical Challenge
“It’s really important to have consistent performances, 3 seconds or less within a pit stop.”
“General Rule is 60% Psychology and 40% Physical.”
“You still need to be a good athlete to try to use Formula1 Cars.”
“Characteristics needed for F1 driving”

  • Very good Trunk and Neck Strength
  • Reasonable level of Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Relatively lean

To follow Kim Keedle

Instagram: @kimkeedle
Twitter: @KimKeedle
Email: kkeedle@gmail.com
Drive to Survive Series on Netflix

Kim Keedle

Timeline:

00:00 Start
02:15 Introduction to Kim Keedle
04:00 Formula1 Racing Episode on Netflix “Drive to Survive”
04:41 Differences in drivers and audience upon
07:30 How Kim Keedle started in his career
09:50 Development in Formula1
10:59 Improvement on pit stops
12:37 Pit stop Injuries 14:08 Goals during the pre-season
15:50 Strength Training and Testing
18:45 How the staff/drivers processing their works
21:30 What the typical day look like in preparation for the 21 days race
24:15 Priming Session Training
24:52 Part of the Medical Team
28:10 Emotional Highs and Lows during the race
29:55 What happens during race crash
33:38 Understanding G-Force
35:13 Breaking forces in the legs
38:00 Demands of the drivers
41:38 Resilience of the Formula1 Athletes
44:03 Requirements for Formula1 Drivers 
46:06 Where does Kim’s inspiration come from professionally
47:07 Characters for F1 Driving
49:30 Performance Round
53:40 Percentage given to drivers physically and psychologically
54:46 Best Advice
55:40 Physical Challenge for the week
58:50 Finish

People Mentioned:

Romain Grosjean – Haas Formula 1 Driver
Daniel Sims – Coach
Mark Weber –Australian Racing Driver
Jason Barton – Triathlete
Tim Slade – V8 Race Car Driver Team BOC & Freightliner Racing, Episode 4 of The Physical Performance Show For questions and comments about this Episode

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