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Freediving training book question

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Sep 5, 2013
I read "specific training for freediving" book last year. In the book it states that you can train different energy systems (aerobic, anaerobic, lactate tolerance, vo2max) by performing dynamic swims of specific length, rest and speed.

I'm sceptical of this concept. I think even if a suggested say vo2max series does get you into vo2max territory it would do so for minimal time.
What do you think?
i think it's very unlikely to train aerobic capacity, and am very skeptical that VO2 max could be trained at all with any type of apnea.

Perhaps, if someone's aerobic condition/ VO2 max are terrible (like can't run 1km without stoppingterrible..) maybe it's possible, but then I'd expect any type of exercise to increase aerobic spa city at least a little..

I haven't seen any proper reasearch papers to support for or against this theory, but that's my opinion.
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