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Your personal preparation for statics?

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Farmer Mat

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hi people,
i`d like to know something about your preparation: how do you do it??? Yet i haven`t found any that gets me calm and ready for a dive or static. Can anyone help?
Bye, Mat
 

thin_air

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this again...

this is something that seems to come up often, but it always seems to end in the same way, it is a really personal thing,

if you want to go back to basics, look at what you are trying to accomplish with your breathup:
- calm yourself enough that you consume the least amount of O2 once
- oxygenate yourself as much as possible so that you have O2 :head

im sure you can add to that list, but those are the basics...
i find that at relatively short inhale followed by a long exhale (3-4X longer) with a pause of a few seconds inbetween works well, as for getting yourself relaxed, make sure you are comfortable :duh (unless your like me and do statics when there's nothing else to do during school...) and then just think back to a time when you were really calm, and then try to clear your mind once you are calm...
eventually you will just go to the calm w/ a clear mind feeling (hard to explain)

cheers
 

ivan

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hi

Farmer like he said its personal, my personal preparation for a max static is simply a 2 min hyperventliation then go for it. I dont wait for a certain rest time or wait till Im 100% relaxed just make sure you close your eyes :D

cheers
 

groats

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Originally posted by ivan
hi

my personal preparation for a max static is simply a 2 min hyperventliation then go for it. I dont wait for a certain rest time or wait till Im 100% relaxed :D

cheers

:duh :duh :duh :duh :duh

Funny man! You don`t do that before a dive, do you?

:blackeye
 

cavedave

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From Ivan> just make sure you close your eyes

Why do you need to close your eyes? If theres a lot of distractions its understandable but its usually just the bottom of a pool.
Closing your eyes makes your energy internal (at least in aikido) whereas opening them spreads your energy. Is this the reason to close them?
 

ivan

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hi

Groats no I dont hyperventilate that long before a dive but for statics I sure do.

Dave closing my eyes for me is the best way to loose yourself or loose track of time, to me this is most important until you get the first contraction then I open them and focus on the pain. But yeah after doing my breathe up and with really low co2 closing my eyes feels like im lost and is a good way to loose time.

BTW in no way am I promoting the use of hyperventilation its dangerous and shouldnt be done, its just simply my PERSONAL way of doing things.

cheers
 

AltSaint

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Closing the eyes is good ( for me ) during the first phase of the static. With nothing to focus on, it is easy to clear the mind and leave a blank canvas for positive mental imaging. Once I'm out of the calm and into the resistance phase, then opening the eyes helps, as it adds distraction to the discomfort ( even if it's just looking at the grouting on the pool tiles ).
 

tylerz

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Static Preparation

Pertaining to statics:

I have done the whole works...

From 6 min breath ups with fast inhales and slow exhales over a 10-15 second period, acheiving 7 minutes.

To immediately performing a 2min hyperventilation and beginning the breath-hold immediately afterwards, acheiving consistently 7minutes - 8+ minutes.

150-160 contractions when above 7:30.

Cheers,

Tyler Zetterstrom
 

ivan

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hi

I heard about your 8:07 dry static a while back congratulations man that is massive I will pm you tommorow about statics if thats okay.

cheers
 

ramstam

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About 4 seconds after I take my last breath my vision
goes dim and I get light headed for the first min and a half.
Anyone else have this happen?
 

ivan

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hi

Yeah mate happens to me too all the time, I think it has something to do with low blood pressure and really low levels of co2

cheers
 

amr

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About 4 seconds after I take my last breath my vision
goes dim and I get light headed for the first min and a half.
Anyone else have this happen?
One thing that might help: Don't relax your breathing muscles right away after that last breath (just relax everything else). For the 1st several seconds (or more) keep your breathing muscles in "inhale position" -- try to maintain no pressure in your lungs. Then gradually relax completely, for the duration. I don't know if this will stop 1.5 minutes of lightheadedness, though.
 

ivan

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The lightheadeness is good it helps you to loose track of time.

cheers
 

Adrian

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Originally posted by ramstam
About 4 seconds after I take my last breath my vision
goes dim and I get light headed for the first min and a half.
Anyone else have this happen?

This also happens to me, but only for a few seconds. I fight against the sensation to get the lightheadedness or slight dizzyness out and then it's plain sailing until contractions.

Adrian
 
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