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BareBear

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Re: Freedivers
« Reply #20 on: 19 Apr 14, 09:55 »
@Freediverwannabe

See you this Sunday then @Queenstown Pool :) ...

Hi what time is the training? Can visitors come and watch?

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Re: Freedivers
« Reply #21 on: 19 Apr 14, 11:39 »
I thought you are training w/ Bernard? He should have told you bro :) ... tomorrow will discuss if Tioman will pursue or not as I am the only one confirmed ;)

Yes you can watch as this is in public Swimming Complex in Queenstown from 10:30am onwards.

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Re: Freedivers
« Reply #22 on: 20 Apr 14, 22:36 »
How do you train to hold your breath for periods of time? I could only hold my breath for 1 min max while doing not so strenuous body movements.

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Re: Freedivers
« Reply #23 on: 21 Apr 14, 09:38 »
How do you train to hold your breath for periods of time? I could only hold my breath for 1 min max while doing not so strenuous body movements.

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There are some breathing technique write ups and videos in the net to prepare for your breath hold. They work surprisingly well to prolong your breath hold once you get get the hang of it. After that, it is mind over body.

I'm just a beginner but I fnd its a liberating way to dive with minimal equipments - safety protocols factored in, of course.

Like scuba diving, do not attempt freediving without a buddy.
Freedive         vs     Scuba
Breath hold    vs     Breath flow

hellhole

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Re: Freedivers
« Reply #24 on: 22 Apr 14, 09:55 »
so which course to take ah?  the aida?  or the p.anea?

same same but different? one is for competitive?  one is for recreational? 

mentalist

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Re: Freedivers
« Reply #25 on: 22 Apr 14, 10:23 »
so which course to take ah?  the aida?  or the p.anea?

same same but different? one is for competitive?  one is for recreational?

for open water sessions, they r similar (slight differences in requirement), like padi, naui, ssi, ect in scuba. but only aida offers pool course. p.a offers discovery p.a, which is also in pool, but not sure if u will get certificated.

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Re: Freedivers
« Reply #26 on: 20 Aug 14, 20:19 »
Sounds interesting!

Is free diving hazardous to your health though (besides drowning of coures)?

Read some articles in the past that it may not be good over the long term..

Just to answer this question: No.
Apnea training is probably one of the few types of trainings that can benefit almost all sports.  Red bull (who sponsors Will Trubridge) had some of their athletes pick up Apnea training because of it's benefits.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/olympians-in-search-of-a-breathtaking-experience-1407886417?
For a literature review, see: Lemaître, F., Joulia, F., & Chollet, D. (2010). Apnea: A new training method in sport?. Medical hypotheses, 74(3), 413-415.