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Techniques to overcome samba

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100 % H2O
Feb 5, 2002
Are there any techniques anyone is willing to share , ie holding the first breath after surfacing, to aid in not falling foul of a samba ?

I have heard of hook breathing , what is this ? Is it relevant ?
Hooking (or hook breathing)......

When you surface begin to exhale before you hit the top such that as soon as your airway clears the surface you can begin to inhale, i.e. about 3 feet from surface......

Once you take your first breath in, hold it briefly, close your mouth and compress the air, this whole process should take about a second - dont hold it for any length of time.....

Apparently it speeds the transfer of the oxygen into your system, as this transfer takes around 8 seconds on average.....

But the aim of the game is controlled performances - with a buddy, so you should in theory never be that close anyway...
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