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Question CO2 and O2 tables question


New Member
Aug 18, 2018

I like to snorkel and explore underwater whenever I go on vacation and am really interested in upping my maximum breath hold time (which currently stands at a rather unimpressive 1:30). I had a question about practicing the CO2 and O2 there any danger in doing a table more often than a few times a week? Maybe like doing 5 tables a week. I saw a few other sites recommend no more than 3. All of my training will be dry training as I don't have access to a pool, so I just wanted to make sure that I wouldn't do my lungs or body any damage by doing them more often. It wouldn't be mentally taxing on me as I actually really enjoy doing the exercises. So again, is it safe to do more than 3 tables a week? And also is it even beneficial to do that?

And while I have you doing the tables, should I increase the breath hold portion if I'm getting through the 8 rounds fairly easily? Or should I stay where I started? For example, in the CO2 table, 50% of my PB is 45 seconds. On my first day of training (2 days ago), I did the 8 rounds of the CO2 tables quite easily. Is that how it should be or should I push myself at least a little bit? Say by maybe increasing the breath hold to 50 seconds?