What is apnea in freediving?

About Free Diving. The term “apnea” (sometimes written also as “apnoea”) is used to describe the suspension of breathing. In water sports the terms refers to voluntary breath-holding keeping the face below the surface of the water.

How can I improve my dynamic apnea?

See how many times you can get around moving at the same slow pace. If you have to breath before your time is up, no worries just skip the rest and move on to the next breath up. Over time your walking dynamic will improve. This will also help to build your tolerance to CO2 (what causes our urge to breath).

What happened to Herbert Nitsch?

Herbert is an Austrian-born free diver, now retired from competitive diving. He holds 33 official world records across every freediving discipline, and also holds a record in the traditional Greek discipline of Skandalopetra.

How can I train myself to hold my breath?

To practice the pursed-lips breathing technique:

  1. Inhale slowly through your nostrils.
  2. Purse your lips, as if pouting or about to blow on something.
  3. Breathe out as slowly as possible through pursed lips. This should take at least twice as long as it did to breathe in.
  4. Repeat.

What is a good static apnea time?

Well-Known Member. Most people who are new to the sport can do between 4 and 5 minutes with a bit of instruction. Doing 4:27 without instruction is good, despite the fact that you hyperventilated (a bad thing but something pretty much every freediver is guilty of to some degree).

How do you walk on apnea?

The key is to always start at the same point. Once you’ve hit your established contraction marker, stand up and walk at a normal pace. Continue to walk until you absolutely must breathe again. Perform your recovery breathing.

How often should you train for apnea?

How often should you do dry static apnea training? Try doing dry apnea about 2 – 4 times per week. After doing it for this length of time, you should see a pretty big increase in your breath-hold times after a week or two.

What is the deepest someone has free dived?

The maximum depth reached by anyone in a single breath is 702 feet (213.9 metres) and this record was set in 2007 by Herbert Nitsch. He also holds the record for the deepest dive without oxygen – reaching a depth of 831 feet (253.2 metres) but he sustained a brain injury as he was ascending.