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Bob Fanok

New Member
Jul 11, 2017
Is it possible to over-train for freediving? I'm considering a regimen that looks something like:

SUN: CO2 table (to ~40% max BH)

MON: Apnea walks

TUES: CO2 table

WED: rest

THURS: CO2 table

FRI: Dive

SAT: rest

Is that an acceptable schedule - too much - or, for that matter - too little if I'm looking to push past my 4:17 BP and reach 5+ min....?

Thanks! ;-)


Apr 7, 2017
Perth, Australia
As a rule overtraining is a lot harder than most people would think, and studies show that the body will adapt to almost anything. The usual risk comes from injury - where poor technique leads to tendon and joint problems. But there's a lot of caveats to that statement.

And again, look at dive camps, people training for an event, etc - they tend to do about 4-6 days of training then have a rest day before starting the cycle again.

So in short I'd say that's fine. From a general physiological perspective. But more experienced divers may have found differing results.

Whatever you do always ensure that rest and nutrition are playing an important role in your program.

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