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What drugs or doping best for freediving?

Stephan Whelan

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I'm not sure i'm totally ok with this thread. It's right on the boundary of what i'd consider acceptable on DB. We'll be keeping a close eye on this going forward.

Also - to the OP @Scotcollin - doping is against AIDA rules so if you are hoping to break any records i'd suggest you look at doing it without performance enhancers.
 

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I'm not sure i'm totally ok with this thread. It's right on the boundary of what i'd consider acceptable on DB. We'll be keeping a close eye on this going forward.

Also - to the OP @Scotcollin - doping is against AIDA rules so if you are hoping to break any records i'd suggest you look at doing it without performance enhancers.
The strangest thing about this tread is that so many people are taking them seriously. I can't believe anyone would actually consider doing what was described at first.


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Drugs cheats disgust me. As do their suppliers. I am appalled by the existance of that post but take some comfort in the disgust and disappointment expressed in the responses of many regular forum members.

A record "broken" on drugs is no record. "ScottCollin of Denmark" go away and reflect on your life, you have "gone off the tracks".
 
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Creatine may help as it 'buffers lactic acid' meaning you might get less of a burn in your legs.

You could also try beetroot extract or powder, various studies have shown improved oxygen efficiency including in freedivers. Both would need to be taken chronically, as opposed to acutely.

But tbh I'd just practice more. Plus resistance training and HIIT programs.


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I know body builders use beetroot, beet juice and extract to product nitric oxide which is a gas, Now im curious what effect it would have, or if it would have any effect at all , on free diving since I saw your post. (The nitric oxide that is, not the beetroot)
Just to let everyone know, Im not trying to use it to break any records. Im doing good If I can get to 50' .
 

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Nitrate supplementation has been shown to reduce oxygen cost. I'm not sure if the exact mechanics, but it (passively) diffuses it the smooth muscle cells of blood vessels, potentially causing a de-stiffening of arteries.

There are a couple of studies showing that supplementation increased performance in freedivers, which you could probably google.

But at any rate, if there is any truth to it reducing the oxygen cost of exercise you could imagine that it would benefit a freediver.


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Stephan Whelan

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I want to be clear to all people on this thread. Use of banned or performance-enhancing drugs is not acceptable from DeeperBlue perspective. It is also against the rules and ethics of organizations like AIDA.

At the moment this thread is being kept open but we will not hesitate to remove or lock this thread.

Use your head, train properly and don't be a cheat.
 
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I think in international competitions in all sports there must be doping! And people must be naive to think not imo. But I could be wrong and it wouldn't be the first time.

This is a interesting article about the use of xenon gas. Any thoughts?

https://cyclingtips.com/2014/03/xenon-gas-as-a-performance-enhancing-drug-doping-or-just-hot-air/
Spot on mate; I can't belive how naive some people are. Any top level athlete uses some form of PES, banned or not. To be at those levels you need the extra edge, there is no way around it
 

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The last person I heard say everybody is doing it was a former Dutch aspiring cycle pro. That told me that he had used performance enhancing drugs himself and was looking to excuse it :(. However, he had a point, although not everybody was/is cheating, this was in the days of Lance Armstrong winning the Tour de France and there was a fair bit of cheating going on among some winning teams, it has been admitted since.

Seems like there has been questionable stuff going on in pro cycling since too. And Olympic swimming. Not necessarily breaking the rules either. However, then as now, not everybody is doing it.
 
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