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Rémi

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Hello everyone.
as anyone already been using this toy for training: http://www.ultrabreathe.com/ubintro.htm
It looks like it makes your respiratory muscles stronger.
I am wondering if that can also increase your maximum lung volume. :)
Do you think this would be any good for freediving?
 

DeepThought

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Seems to me like another powerlung, you can search on DB main page for the article about it or search here in the forums for more information and opinions.
 

samdive

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Hi Remi
I have a powerlung - bit like this.

Will bring it at the weekend and if you want to borrow it for a while you are welcome. I never used it regularly enough for it to make a difference to me

Sam
 

BennyB

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Has anyone ever heard of or used a Powerbreathe (see www.powerbreathe.com)? It looks like a similar device but more expensive (Australian $130-150, approx 50 uk pounds - I think the ultrabreath is around 16 pounds).
Would be interested in hearing peoples testimonials on either.

Cheers,
Ben
 

Freediver81

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Hi Remi!

I use a similar device call expand-a-lung!

I'm very pleased with it and I feel it has helped me!

by the way it cost me about 25$ us dollars!
 

Freediver81

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Here is a picture of the expand-a-lung

I baught it at a local dive stro for about 25-30$
 

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DeepThought

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Wich one? Metsulot?

I have no plans of purchasing one yet, but it's good to know those things are around...
 

Freediver81

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From what I read they are all about the same since they work on the same method!
I have the expand a lung and a friend of mine has the powerlung and they are nearly the same thing!

just buy what is found in your dive shop and the cheapest one!
 

siapin

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I heard that the Ultrabreathe has an adjustment on it that you can change the resistance on exhaling also. Does the expand-a-lung have something like that?
 

Veronika

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Hi,
I've never seen any of these devices; do they just increase the breathing resistance ? I've heard of the practice of partially sealing the snorkel with tape (it seems to be used in monofin training). Okay, it's a low-tech solution :eek: , but shouldn't it basically have the same effect (but a lot cheaper) or am I getting something wrong ?

Thanks,

Veronika
 
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naiad

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Originally posted by BennyB
Has anyone ever heard of or used a Powerbreathe (see www.powerbreathe.com)?
I have a Powerbreathe - I haven't bothered to use it for ages, but it might be useful for strengthening the breathing muscles. I haven't tried any other make, so it would be difficult for me to compare them.

Lucia
 

DeepThought

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Originally posted by Veronika
I've never seen any of these devices; do they just increase the breathing resistance ? I've heard of the practice of partially sealing the snorkel with tape (it seems to be used in monofin training). Okay, it's a low-tech solution :eek: , but shouldn't it basically have the same effect (but a lot cheaper) or am I getting something wrong ?
Yup, all they do is put resistance to your breathing, I'm not sure if all of them work both ways (inhale/exhale). Some people use a drinking straw :). Never heard of the tape and snorkel, that might be really good for finswimmers (or normal swimmers or anyone that does aerobic type sports).
For freediving, I'm not sure we really need all that stuff...
We need lung capacity and breathing muscle felxibilty.
A total beginner using one of those might learn how to breath right, but I'm not sure how much those devices help with frequent usage.
 

Freediver81

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A cheap substitute for all those devices is to use a straw!

yes a straw! you just take a straw like the ones you drink your soda's with and you breath throught it when the straw is in your mouth not nose! :D

Its a great technique and it was taught to me by former WR holder Erez Beatus!
 
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X-Fins

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I´m agree with Lucia. This device only provide development to the torax muscles.
 

subaquaticus

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Freediver81 said:
A cheap substitute for all those devices is to use a straw!
yes a straw! you just take a straw like the ones you drink your soda's with and you breath throught it when the straw is in your mouth not nose! :D

Its a great technique and it was taught to me by former WR holder Erez Beatus!

thank you for the advice.. I'll give it a try !!

Who is Erez Beatus ? You already mentioned his name regarding the cheap nose-clip...
 
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