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Old 02-24-2011, 08:49 PM
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Default Sore back at the track....

[duplicating this post into this more appropriate location]

I am posting for my Uncle who has a 2010 997C2S and a good bit of track experience. Last year he went with me to VIR with First Settlers Region and ended up pulling his back while on track.

To prevent this from happening this year, I'm suggesting a CG Lock, hooking him with a small carpet non-skid pad then making sure his seat is adjusted properly before he goes out the first time (looking to put his body closer to the steering wheel to increase leverage to the elbows, not the shoulders/back).

Anyone have any other non-medicinal preventive measures that could help? Note that installing a proper harness is going to be a no go.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:19 PM
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This is what I used in my 997S, along with a CG Lock, and it worked well (referring to the dead pedal more that the others). The are from Carnewal in Belgium. A harness (using a harness bar) and GT3 seats would be better, why would he be resistant to that? Keep the 3 point for daily use. If the very occasional DE is the situation then a CG Lock,a solid dead pedal (and good heath including some stretching before going out) should be fine.

If that doesn't work velcro him in..
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Slower car with lower lateral g-force limits?
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:28 PM
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Slower car with lower lateral g-force limits?
I should have said "Buy a 924"!
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Stretch before, ice when he feels any tinges. I sometimes lay on a bag of ice covered with a towel just before a race. Works wonders....
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I think Gary is right. A good dead pedal will help. The other thing that is not popular to hear is do some body core workouts before tracking the car. Your legs get flung around especially when your not using a race seat. What happens is you strain your lower back when the abdominal muscles can't tighten enough to keep your legs in one place.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by racer View Post
Slower car with lower lateral g-force limits?
Well that's an answer I wasn't expecting!
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:11 PM
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Great suggestions with the pre-ice, core workout and dead pedal. Who would've guessed you fellas would go ahead and put your engines in the wrong place (says the Corvette driver)


Seriously, great ideas. Thanks.
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Seat heaters on the way to the track will help loosen up the back muscles a bit. I did this a few years back when I was having back problems and still tracking my 997S. Really helped me.
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Originally Posted by Gary R. View Post
I should have said "Buy a 924"!
Hey!
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Hey, one of my best friends (hope he misses this cause his head is big enough) is the NASA Northeast racing champ in a 924... a good platform and a very good driver can do wonders... not that you are any good Viduuuccch!
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"'not that you are any good Viduuuccch!"

Last time I was any good was back in the '80s, and it didn't have anything to with cars....guess that's why I'm thinking of a ZO6 Corvette for DE's and leave the 924 for club racing.
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Part of my routine before leaving for the track is to do 30-45 mins of yoga. Helps to get my mind & body ready for the day.
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I've used this in the right seat, with good results.


Autocross Torso Harnesses

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/GFR-4290BK
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A combination of stretching and icing is going to be the best unless he is going to change to a seat and harness setup that is going to hold him in place better. Pushing a car hard in a DE with stock seats really requires a lot of effort from the body to keep things in place and upright. Avoid using dry heat.

Stretch before the session (especially the hamstrings and quads, they can pull the pelvis out of alignment and cause low back pain when tight), and ice afterwards for 20 minutes.
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