I wish I had a secret breathing technique that could add 75% to your breath-hold, but i dont, and dont believe anyone if they say that they do! Freediving training is about adding small amounts on a regular basis until your body is conditioned to deal with the high c02 and low 02. To read the full article go to Freedive UK
First things first – Basic free diving safety! Never dive alone, always dive with an apnea and rescue trained buddy.
This is a six stage process and is finished off with a training table
The first thing to do is see what your dry breath-hold is right now. You need to see what you can achieve now to understand what you can get to with continued training.
How did you do?
We are going to use this time as a prediction of what you will be able to get to in one months time.
You may do better, you may do worse. Some people respond to training better than others, there are no fixed rules that we can use to precisely gauge your potential but after years of instructing people how to hold their breath these numbers are a pretty good guide. But remember, it will involve training… and lots of it. Your overall fitness levels will also affect how quickly you improve. If you are quite unfit yo may find you peak early and will struggle to go beyond that point.
To read all 6 steps go to FreediveUK