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hello everyone, just joined DB, I am into spearfishing, and free-diving, i'm form Croatia, where I do all the diving (island Hvar), I concider myself a beginner, and would like to find out how to improve my apnea times(static and dynamic), also would like to find static apnea tables, I couldn't locate them... thanks!
 

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thank you very much JMD, this seems to work good, i hope to improve my static apnea. What do you suggest is the best way to improve, I mean what numbers to put in, since my best time is aprox 200s?
 

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enco said:
i hope to improve my static apnea. What do you suggest is the best way to improve?

Maybe it is just me but .....

rofl hold your breath longer? rofl

Just kidding! :D

Welcome to Deeper Blue. I am a Bubbler (aka SCUBA) so know NOTHING about freediving. I am just a little ways from you (in Germany) but have lots less water around!

Cheers,
Bret
 

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yeah i knoe the point is to hold my breath, but i meant what kind of percentages of my PB to use for my training tables, i know it's individual, but what suggestions do you have?
 

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Me? I have NO suggestions what-so-ever, preferring to breathe out of a tank while underwater. I was serious in my reply that I know nothing about free-diving. My quip about holding your breath longer was supposed to be a joke but I guess it fell a bit flat......:eek:

Cheers,
B
 
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If I remember correct, the conventional way is to use 50% of PB as the static in the 'reduce rest time' table and 85% of PB as longest static in the 'increase breath-hold time' table.

I think that the main effect of those tables is psychological - you do alot of easy holds and you stop treating every breath-hold as special and thuss "stress" yourself over it. You also start taking for granted that a warm-up makes alot of difference, which is good for beginners I think.

Ofcoruse it helps also with relaxation & developing reflexs etc, but I think that the benefits in the conventional tables to high CO2 and low O2 tolerance are mostly significant in the start and they can get you only till a certain point.
 

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thanks michael, helped a lot....i'm gonna get started om my workout...including apnea later on...thnx
 
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