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Mud Puddle Diver
May 20, 2002
Did anyone see that magazine article in Popular Science about freediving. It's pretty good I think, it's in the July 2003 issue.

BladeRunner OUT

... it's good! nice article for people who are new to freediving.

extract...."the pre-dive cycle encompassing a minute of normal respiration, 10 to 20 slow, deep breaths, and several faster "super vents."...

'super vents'... is that like 'purging'?... sounds like another term for what is basically hyperventilation?

i would say 'super' is a slight misnomer in that case! :t
I read that too and it was a perfect description of my breatheup. Too bad I had to learn it the hard way!

I think that a real mild hyper (3-5 breaths) is ok. I have only had one very mild hypoxic incident ever, and I was pushing it harder than I should have (i.e. I kind of deserved it and now know better).