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Considerably lower holds than normal?

Dec 20, 2016
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Hello everyone. I have only been working on dry static apnea for a couple weeks. I have worked up to about a 3:00 max, but today I am really struggling to make it to 1:30. Are bad days something that happen occasionally, is there something I might be doing that is reversing my progress? Thanks!
 

Frenzyfinder

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No one could possibly tell you that you may be doing something to 'reverse your progress'

Diet, energy, and mental wellness are key factors in my book.

Maybe you worked up to a 3 and then didn't stay consistent enough to hold it? Who knows.

With some more information I'm sure someone could better help.


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No one could possibly tell you that you may be doing something to 'reverse your progress'

Diet, energy, and mental wellness are key factors in my book.

Maybe you worked up to a 3 and then didn't stay consistent enough to hold it? Who knows.

With some more information I'm sure someone could better help.


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Frenzyfinder

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Would temperature be a possible factor? I am in a colder environment than normal.
Sorry for the double post but yes temperature is a huge factor.

Your body will use energy to keep an internal temperature equilibrium or balance. So.. the colder your outside environment is, the harder your body works to stay warm.. the more energy you inherently consume.. the less oxygen available.. the seemingly harder breathe holds.

My holds are cut considerably on the elliptical machine when the gym AC is left on overnight.


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Kiekerjan

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bad days do happen. I'm convinced however that this is mostly a mental issue, and that it can always be overcome if you're headstrong. Your mind will always come up with excuses to start breathing again, calling it "a bad day" is a very common trick your mind uses to convince you to stop. Things might come up in your head like "today is just not my day" or "this hold is not going to be good" or "better try again later". Don't identify with these thoughts, as long as you are conscious you have the choice to keep holding.
 

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Thanks a bunch for the response. Should I occasionally take days off, is there part of me, mental or physical, that actually requires rest to get better? Or do I just power through the discomfort every day?
That's up to you. Just listen to your body, if you need a rest it'll tell you; awareness is everything in freediving. Personally I don't like to dive more than 5 times a week but I guess it's different for everyone.
 
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