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Static training

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Oz freediver
Oct 3, 2001
Ah Happened again !
I go to make a new thread, logon, then type up a post, then it asks for me to logon again and I lose what I typed ?!

OK Short version:-

How much does static training improve static times, compared to say doing dynamics which usually helps with all round freediving ?
For those that train/compete, do your static times decrease much in "offseason" when you don't train so much ?

Wondering if it's like other sports where in offseason you have a bit of a rest, and your performance really drops off.

I haven't practised statics for about a year (practise dynamics a bit), tried it twice recently and got 2 PB's 5:15 and 6:04. When I used to practise a year ago the most I got to was around 5 minutes.

Also does it become increasingly difficult to make improvements in time once you are in the higher ranges ? I'm guessing so.
ie law of diminishing returns ?

There are people on this site with heaps of training/competition experience, some info would be helpful, thanks.

NSW Australia
A group of us have spent the last ten weekes training by Kirk Krack of Performance Freediving. Many of us had never done any freediving before, and our static times are between 3 and 5 minutes.
Kirk has us working on a schedule of breath-hold tables, with each week becoming progressively more difficult. There is no question that the training for static improved my own performance. Not only did I become familiar and comfortable with contractions and other fun stuff, I became more focussed on what my body was telling me was going on...
It would be irresponsible of me to give you a copy of the tables. But see if you can contact Kirk, and ask him if he can send you something.

Training for static with dynamic apnea may help you with your CO2 tolerance, but it's not the same, is it? Even psychologically the demands are different.
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