Does Go-Karting Build Muscle?

Does Go-Karting Build Muscle?

14 September 2023

Are you bored of the same fitness routine day in, day out? Perhaps you’re looking for a new individual sport to shake things up, or on the hunt for an activity all the family can get involved in. Let us introduce you to the wonderful world of go-karting!

That’s right, there are many health benefits of go karting, from burning calories to releasing endorphins. You might be wondering, does go-karting build muscle strength too? Absolutely.

Our state-of-the-art go-karts are heavy and can reach incredible speeds of around 40 mph. To be able to stay in control, nail tight corners and lap your opponents, your legs and arms will enjoy a serious workout. As you zoom past our pit crew with the wind rushing through your hair, you’ll experience G-forces that may also strengthen your neck muscles.

Ultimately, how much go-karting can build muscle strengths depends on how long you spend on one of our go-karting tracks, how regularly you go wheel to wheel, and how seriously you take the competition.

Do you need arm strength for go-karting?

If this is your first time suiting up for a go-karting race, you might be surprised to learn that it is an intense, high octane sport that can help you with building muscle strength. As a result, you may also have questions about the strength and fitness levels required to beat your opponents to pole position.

If you're wondering whether you need to build arm strength before entering a go-kart, the answer would be to remember that it is a physical activity and to stick to your ability level upon entering the track. However, over time you will absolutely build up that ideal arm strength for go-kart power and agility.

Of course, having good leg and arm strength before getting on the track is useful, because you may find cruising down the straights less tiring, and find it easier to maintain the stamina needed to speed to victory. However, at TeamSport, we believe anyone can be a racing superstar, as long as you have a fire in your belly to win!

What if strength isn’t one of your…strengths? Don’t worry, it just makes the win feel even sweeter when you cross the finish line ahead of your family, friends or work colleagues. We have some age, height and weight requirements which you can learn about in our FAQs, but apart from that, you don’t need to meet a certain level of strength or fitness to be able to put the pedal to the metal.

Will you experience muscle pain after go-karting?

After up to 2 hours of fiercely competitive racing around one of our go-karting tracks or e-karting circuits, you’ll be ready for some delicious post-race snacks and a restful sleep. With all the energy and effort required to battle your competitors for pole position, go-karting is a tiring sport and you may experience stiffened muscles the next day.

However, you shouldn’t experience anything more than achy arms and legs, like you might with any other sport. If you do encounter muscle pain after go-karting that lasts for more than a couple of days, we’d suggest speaking to a Doctor.

Alongside having the time of your life, your safety is the most important thing to us at TeamSport, which is why our crew are always on hand to support you with keeping safe on the track. You can also learn more about our comprehensive Summary Cover.

Book your adrenaline-filled go karting adventure today?

Building muscle strength is just one of the many incredible health benefits of go-karting. As you rip around the track, you’ll be pushing yourself to the limit and reaping all the rewards!

All that’s left to ask is…are you ready to unleash your wild side? Whether you are planning an epic kid’s party, unforgettable hen do or thrilling corporate event, our go-karting tracks offer the perfect day out for adrenaline junkies of all ages!