natural or developped? | DeeperBlue.com Forums
  Guest viewing is limited
  • Welcome to the DeeperBlue.com Forums, the largest online community dedicated to Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing. To gain full access to the DeeperBlue.com Forums you must register for a free account. As a registered member you will be able to:

    • Join over 44,280+ fellow diving enthusiasts from around the world on this forum
    • Participate in and browse from over 516,210+ posts.
    • Communicate privately with other divers from around the world.
    • Post your own photos or view from 7,441+ user submitted images.
    • All this and much more...

    You can gain access to all this absolutely free when you register for an account, so sign up today!

natural or developped?

Thread Status: Hello , There was no answer in this thread for more than 60 days.
It can take a long time to get an up-to-date response or contact with relevant users.

runner

New Member
Sep 1, 2001
1
0
0
I'm new to this stuff. I've heard different things and I'm wondering about this. Is lung capacity, I mean volume of air your lungs can hold, a genetic thing? or Can you actually increase the amount of air your lungs can hold? I've heard that you can't actually increase this, but that through training you can increase the flexibility of your lungs and strengthen your surrounding muscles, allowing you to better use your lungs. I know that training CAN increase the efficiency of your breathing and allow your blood to better absorb oxygen, but can your lungs capacity grow? If you can increase lung capacity, how? Does simply practicing apnea do this?

Andy
 

Cabo Kid

New Member
Sep 4, 2001
13
0
0
60
I don't know if you can actually increase the size of your lungs (if you are young, you probably can).
But you can certainly increase the oxygen exhange of your avioli. You can expand your rib cage size and span, thus taking deeper breaths, if you are a smoker, you could stop smoking and start experiencing greater lung capacity.
Whether or not you can increase some sort of abstract limit of the lungs themselves, you can certainly increase the amount of air you can hold (cross country runners and crew rowers do it, for sure).
 
DeeperBlue.com - The Worlds Largest Community Dedicated To Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing

ABOUT US

ISSN 1469-865X | Copyright © 1996 - 2021 deeperblue.net limited.

DeeperBlue.com is the World's Largest Community dedicated to Freediving, Scuba Diving, Spearfishing and Diving Travel.

We've been dedicated to bringing you the freshest news, features and discussions from around the underwater world since 1996.

ADVERT