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Underwater hockey

ReefTroll

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Apr 9, 2008
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Played a fairly tough game last night, my breath hold isn't if as it is, but it took me a while to find my rhythm last night. Is there a way to get into the swing of it and get a nice level of comfort for my lungs from the start?

Also, I watched some of the senior players at times taking only one breath between underwater runs, is this just a progression of apnea abilities?
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Jul 6, 2008
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#2
To start with comfort lung you have to make your own warm ups. Like when we do static we do not go directly for maximum first we do some warm up breath holds(first attempt 1 min 2nd 2 min) then maximum in addition to stretching yoga techniques... All best
 

ktreloar

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Aug 3, 2008
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hey reef troll hows it going? i myself play underwater hockey used to play for mens open division. But now for me cardio for freediving training. What i have discovered is stretching and a few dynamics at a slow pace followed by some short sprints to 80% will help your game a bit more. Just remember not to over do it during the warm up aye. As far as your senior players are concerned that is a long addaption to the sport to be able to do take one breathe after a sprint and keep going again. Things that will help is running and underwater dynamics. I also play underwater on FRC that has allowed me to have extremely quick recoveries only down side is legs go lactic sooner. Just be warned that FRC and underwater hockey is pretty hard on your body and takes a while to adjust to it. Hope your enjoying the game haha best cardio training ever.

Regards,

Kyle
 
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ReefTroll

ReefTroll

Expert Space Drummer
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#5
Thanks Kyle! Going good mate, and you? It is a crazy workout that's for sure, and your info is great. I ride most days so hopefully this can help also. It's definitely a good sport, played field hockey for around 12 years but my knees aren't up to that anymore!

Cheers,

Gav
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ktreloar

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Aug 3, 2008
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#6
hey reef troll, yeah it is a great sport to play aye. good cross training for freediving to as long as you do specific freediving training.. i usually play twice a week and train for freediving 5-6 week depending on my work load. Its amazing though it wont take long to stay down for a bit go for a sprint then keep going aye.. C02 tables can help for this sport to you can do them dry big section on them in the begineers freediving section.

Regards,

Kyle
 

superdude171

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Apr 23, 2009
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Hi, I also play Underwater hockey, or octopush as we call it here. The ability to stay down longer certainly comes with training, it helps if you are going for a run on goal. Then you can stay down longer to score :D It is an amazing sport which I love.

Greg.
 

Apneaddict

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Sep 2, 2010
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#8
I use UWH AS my CO2 training... because I hate 50m repeats with decreasing time intervals!

at least it's fun!

Forward / centre is good for sprints and muscle training... and defense is great for static hangs in front of the goal...

:D
 

Simos

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Feb 15, 2009
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#12
I somehow doubt it Alina :)

We do tug of war and other games for fun as part of training but i draw the line at aquathlon. Maybe UW kickboxing would work better