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Old 01-25-2017, 09:41 AM   #1
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Your breath up method

I am sorta new to freediving and many have mentioned a freedive course for safety and of course for freediving techniques. A few friends have taken different courses, and breathing methods vary...what is your method to breath up before you submerge?
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Old 01-25-2017, 10:00 AM   #2
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Re: Your breath up method

Personally I try to fart as hard as possible to allow more air into my lungs.

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Old 06-06-2017, 07:37 PM   #3
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Yea, you're going to want to breath in...then out. Repeat. But seriously...deep, slow, and don't hyperventilate. 3 or 4 once relaxed and slowed down your heart beat thru concentration is the way I work. Stay calm and move efficiently,
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Yea, you're going to want to breath in...then out. Repeat. But seriously...deep, slow, and don't hyperventilate. 3 or 4 once relaxed and slowed down your heart beat thru concentration is the way I work. Stay calm and move efficiently,
Great advice.

I did nearly 30m on day three of my into freediving course with Apnea Total and that was common I believe as a few other students did similar depths.

Their breath up was quite technical involving several cycles of long inhales and exhales mixed with what they called flushing breaths... I believe it was thought to be mild hyper ventilation by some in the freediving world.

I don't know about that but it was bloody relaxing.. if you want to get students involved relaxed and seeing results fast I could certainly see why you'd do it but I never use it spearing and don't do much other then focus on relaxing and taking a few long deep breaths if I think about breathing at all. Works fine for me doing sub 1.5 min/20m spear diving.

Would love to know what those med spearos shooting fish at 60m are doing..
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Great advice.

I did nearly 30m on day three of my into freediving course with Apnea Total and that was common I believe as a few other students did similar depths.

Their breath up was quite technical involving several cycles of long inhales and exhales mixed with what they called flushing breaths... I believe it was thought to be mild hyper ventilation by some in the freediving world.

I don't know about that but it was bloody relaxing.. if you want to get students involved relaxed and seeing results fast I could certainly see why you'd do it but I never use it spearing and don't do much other then focus on relaxing and taking a few long deep breaths if I think about breathing at all. Works fine for me doing sub 1.5 min/20m spear diving.

Would love to know what those med spearos shooting fish at 60m are doing..
those flushing breaths you are referring to are called purges and for deeper dives past 50m you can few add packs and the end of breathe up .
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Old 06-14-2017, 03:12 PM   #7
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