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How deep should final breath be before hold?

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I’m a beginner, practicing using STAmina app. Goal is to improve lung function for general health and to help my running. Only doing dry holds, no plans to practice in water anytime soon. Question is about the final breath before a hold, either as part of training or as a maximum attempt. Should it be the absolute deepest breath I can take, filling lungs completely, or slightly less than 100% so there is less strain while holding?

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Mr. X

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Welcome. Probably best to ask this question in the freediving section, beginners. They tend to be up on the latest theories and techniques and training, esp. dry/static training.

As a spearo, I currently find not taking a big breath works for me. Just a regular, slow, breath, as relaxed as I can manage. I try not to think about it too much (easier said than done sometimes) and just try to relax and move as smoothly and effortlessly as I can. But that's just me. I usually don't go super deep and I am more concerned about not disturbing fish and staying down long enough to explore and hunt.
 

barnesjohn

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Welcome. Probably best to ask this question in the freediving section, beginners. They tend to be up on the latest theories and techniques and training, esp. dry/static training.

As a spearo, I currently find not taking a big breath works for me. Just a regular, slow, breath, as relaxed as I can manage. I try not to think about it too much (easier said than done sometimes) and just try to relax and move as smoothly and effortlessly as I can. But that's just me. I usually don't go super deep and I am more concerned about not disturbing fish and staying down long enough to explore and hunt.
Thanks for the response, and I reposted in the correct forum.
 
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