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Adapting to pressure.

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Oct 8, 2002
I have been doing deeper and deeper aspettos but have got to the point where I get a feeling of pressure in my chest which is not letting me relax. I used to get this at shallower depths but over time this has decreased. Is there any exercises I can do to speed up my adaptation to depth or is it a question of diving often and getting used to it?
Only way to adapt to the pressure is by diving more. The negative pressure dives are good way to adapt your body ( lungs ) to the pressure, but you should be very carefull when doing that, and never without a buddy.
The flexibility of your chest also does a big difference, this measns that you should be able to ease your pressure feeling by sretching. But diving more is in my understanding the only way to avoid lung squeeze.
I'm sure Eric Fattah will give you a througout explanation on this matter.
Be carefull out there Shaca.

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Empty lungs exercices are really great to be more efficient in the depth!
For example, the feeling of the pressure on my breast is much more important

@10m with empty lungs


@35m with full (of air :cool: ) lungs

Then, if you can access a decent swimming pool, you can train for depth even in it!

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I believe that discomfort is a constant in deep dives.
For some people it come at relatively shallow dephts for others come really deep.
Some feel it in the chest while others feel it in the throath.
I think that practicing deep diving the "sensation" will come common and you won't worry about it.
When I started freediving that pain in the chest comes at 32 meters, after months of practicing it moves to 38, my PB was 42 without any bad feeling.
I do think that exhale dives will help you a lot to control this feeling in shallow dephts, where is less stressful and your partner is around for help.
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