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Question Quit smoking, started freediving. Advice Welcome

Whalebone

New Member
Sep 26, 2018
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Hendersonville, NC
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I quit smoking 4 weeks ago after smoking for 25 years. Around the same time, I decided to start freediving. Is there anything I should be concerned with having damaged my lungs for so long. Currently 2:30 on static breath holds and 1:30 while diving. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
 

Sholay

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Oct 9, 2018
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Malabary
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Ha! I am exactly where you are. I want freediving be my motivation.
My guess is that it probably only means the progress will be noticeably slower.
Before full commitment I plan to see MD specialized in diving as well as get spirometry.

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Webster

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Nov 30, 2018
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Hi Whalebone and well done, I'm in the same place too.

Get speaking to an instructor, they can help you so much. I've gone from 1:43 to 4:10 dry apnea in just 4 weeks. I recommend STAmina apnea trainer on android if you have it available. Such a good app, tracks your progress and designed by a Freediver!
Get yourself on a course and everything will fall into place!

Regards,

Webster
 
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Whalebone

New Member
Sep 26, 2018
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Hendersonville, NC
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Hi Whalebone and well done, I'm in the same place too.

Get speaking to an instructor, they can help you so much. I've gone from 1:43 to 4:10 dry apnea in just 4 weeks. I recommend STAmina apnea trainer on android if you have it available. Such a good app, tracks your progress and designed by a Freediver!
Get yourself on a course and everything will fall into place!

Regards,

Webster
Thanks Webster, I'm doing a freediving course next weekend. I'll check out the app also.
 
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