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Body types

Discussion in 'Beginner Freediving Q&A' started by Richard Bender, May 10, 2018.

  1. Richard Bender

    Richard Bender New Member

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    Hi all
    I am beginning in Freediving. I have a larger upper body than lower body. I know it sounds like a cop-out but my legs are not that strong. Is there a certain workout routine that i should be doing? I live in the Northeast US where apparently there are zero other freedivers, and i dont have anyone to train with. Just musing to myself on the forum. thanks for listening
  2. daforg

    daforg New Member

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    Never skip leg day. ;)

    Do you swim much? If not, start there. Do laps with fins, laps without. Do aerobic and anaerobic pool workouts.

    Do you work out? If so, get squatting to build strength, do some metcon style workouts too, to give you aerobic and anaerobic conditioning. That should work pretty well. Though the best practice is actual freediving.
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  3. Richard Bender

    Richard Bender New Member

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    11:53 AM
    How did you know i hate leg day? LOL

    Thanks for advice. I am not consistent swimming so that's where i need to start. I do work out, again, consistency is key for me. And yes squats really make my legs sore so im sure that's where i need to focus. As far as actual freediving i am trapped in the Northeast where it's almost impossible to find somewhere but i'll remember :)
  4. Jellythings

    Jellythings Supporter Supporter

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    Yep... water is the key. Long physical story, but my legs are totally screwed up. The only thing that helps is getting into the water for at least 1 one hour session per week. I have 5mm, 3mm and 1.5 suits so I can go year round. Thee is a murky lake just down the street which I use and some clear ponds within 20mi of me. I don't use the local pool which is only 1/2mi away because the staff never cleans it and it is completely disgusting. :)