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Peter Scott's Cross-Training for Freedivers article is great!

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Peter Scott's Cross-Training for Freedivers article

Well sometimes you read something that inspires you.

This article by Peter Scott Link to page is really something I have been putting some thought into.

He writes "Sebastien Murat tries to avoid everything but the most specific of training exercises. He models his freediving after seals, who exhale and sink, and rely on high hematocrit and myoglobin levels to supply oxygen during a dive. "I adhere to the Maximum Intensity Specific Training approach," says Murat, "My training is strictly wet static to physiological break-point coupled with dynamic to muscular failure, in both pool and ocean."

That's it. No cardio, weight training, dry apnea, CO2 tables, or even apnea exercise, except for what he does in the water. Nothing that might confuse his body from adapting to his diving style"

Great stuff, I have had this nuts idea of going out to a seal colony for a while and just dive with them learning about their way to move and dive. But it seemed to wierd, but now I think i'm going to do it anyway. I learned a little about the seals diving physologi in biology class in school and have been thinking about it since. I just still somehow tought that the harder cardio you trained the better you would get at diving.

But apparently we all have to find our own way to better diving. Very interesting reading in my opinion.
 
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