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made static apnea conversion table

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Dec 2, 2003
hello deeper peeps :)

after getting tired of converting my A/B tables to running times, I decided to simplify it for me by putting it in a spreasheet (.xls) and letting the app do the work for me. all I punch in now is:
ventilation time:
first breath hold duration:
increasing breath hold interval :
decreasing ventilation interval:

if i want to make my O2/A table i just leave the decreasing ventilation interval to 0 0

if i want to make my CO2/B table I just leave the increasing breath hold interval to 0 0

this spreadsheet is only for divers, not aquatic mammals; i didn't make a column for hours:D I also only made it for 7 iterations, figuring that would be more than enough.

figure i'd share this with you guys, hope it's useful pm me if there are any problems, calculation or otherwise.


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Not working

I did that too for pool training,
I'll attach the original file, we can compare it


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crossing fingers

I'll attach the original file, we can compare it

this is an output of my spreadsheet

ventilation 1 30
first breath-hold duration 1 0
breath-hold interval increase factor (in sec) 0 15
decrease ventilation interval 0 0


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it worked!!!!!!

now tell me if it is useful or if there are any tweaks i can do:)
(or if it works in the spreadsheet at all).

Sorry for the excessive posts. still trying to figure out this forum format.:eek:


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Hi Frank P.

Is it possible to have the terms in your xls file translated to english? I'm not sure what the spreadsheet means. Is it a progress report? a method to determine lung capacity?

Wanting to understand, Sincerely,

Mark .k
Sorry Mark, I didn't notice that lenguage problem :confused:
The first spreadsheet "Maximos" is where I put my Measurments like height, weight, Vital Capacity and Vo2 Max for that training period, and also are my PB with the seconds or meters to work with it in a pool. That means that my PB are the 100%, and is the base for my training.
The Second spradsheet "PC Lago" is a table designed for Constant Ballast Training in a lake that is at 3100 meters of altitude, and uses a formula that I create to know the sea level equivalence.
The second spreadsheet is "Piscina", there is where I planify my pool training, some cells work with the first spreadsheet in order to calculate the distance for that training.
And the last one "General", is where I put all together in dates. there is too, the HR of Cycle training and the % of my maximal heart rate.
Hope that now will be more easy to understand.
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