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Feb 6, 2002
I have been training for 4 months and a few weeks before I had a very bad experience.
I did 4 days in a row very hard apneatraining, a lots of yoga and running(with breath holding)
After these days I must have to lie in my bad for two days, because my breathing muscles were terrible tired.It was really frightenning,because I couldn't do any sports, my muscles was very weak and they got sore very soon.
I haven't train apnea for a week and I got better,but I will never forget this.

I have read in a yoga book a few pranajama exercise could kill you if do this badly or too much times.

(Sorry, about my poor english)
importance of rest

on a more broad level, don't ever underestimate the importance of rest in your workout scheme. apnea excercises are very tolling. i think your body had no alternative but to put you 'out of commission' in order for it to recover.

Hi there,

Yes, you can easely get overtrained in freediving.
When you train hard in freediving, your body is full of numerous bad substances (free radicals, lactic acid etc...). If you add even more work by running, swimming or any other kind of intense activity, you are in trouble!
Usualy, when I train specific freediving, I don't do anything else. If you do a very hard or deep training, I recomend 24 to 36 hours rest to recover. Just do a nice walk the day after and eat loads of vegatables and fruits!



Just before posting this I saw Fred's post. Kind of intimidating. I decided to pretend the clock was rolled back a few years when I was still a pilot. The only thing that intimidates a 747 driver is someone who drives a Concorde.

My latest training schedule, for winter, is less strenuous and includes experiments. One of these experiments;
On days when I train hard (especially static) I've been riding the bike after. 1 1/2 hours at 70% heart rate. I normally ride harder and longer than that, three times a week. It really helps with that dead feeling in the head when you push a little too hard.

best wishes
Re: recovery

Originally posted by Bill
[BIt really helps with that dead feeling in the head when you push a little too hard.

best wishes
Bill [/B]

Hey!.....I like that feeling:duh
Erik Y.
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