Freediving training containment : that's possible !

Freediving training and containment

How to keep and developp skills at home 

In this difficult period, it is important to be able to maintain your physical and mental capacities, in order to be able to start the freediving sessions in top form when you get out of confinement. We discuss it right away.

1 / Vary the pleasures

It is already important to understand that boredom is the worst enemy of training, so repeat static apnea sessions on your couch or in bed as often as you like, this may be fine for a week, without you might as well allow it to last.

Remember that you need different skills to be successful in freediving, so it will be interesting to mix the disciplines to develop all these skills. We are going to develop a few here, knowing that this is not an exhaustive list of course, it's up to you to give free rein to your imagination!

Aerobic capacity and power: these 2 courses are essential for freediving, and are also very easy to set up. They will allow you to work on your ability to stay longer in breath hold, to set up this kind of session, just do hometrainer on a bike if you have, with fairly long durations (50min to 1h30 depending on the habit) , at a work speed called fundamental endurance to work on your aerobic capacity. And for power, series of interval with a long duration, at least 3 '(90%) / 3' (50%). Don't have a bike or hometrainer? no problem, replace it with jump rope, running on the spot, or any other possible discipline at home!

Endurance and muscle building: in addition to looking like an apolon at the end of confinement, you will have much better muscle endurance, which is not negligible in a sport where resistance to lactic acid is necessary. For this type of session, you will find everything you need on the internet, and for those who have access to school online, you will find more information on the physical preparation sheets!

Hypoxic ability: freediving to become better in freediving, it's still not bad right? Obviously you will have to work on your adaptation to hypoxia, by making hypoxic tables in your sofa or bed, this will be very effective, provided you understand that hypoxia is not a normal phenomenon for a living being of the type aerobic as we are, rest will be required after this kind of work even if it does not appear, the body being oxidized it will give him time to recover or risk injuring you on other physical sessions. You will also find information in the school's technical sheets online on this subject.

Muscle elasticity: flexibility is also a major asset for freedivers, so it will be very useful to set up stretching sessions to progress. The benefits will be multiple, with better elasticity, but also significant relaxation during confinement!

Mental work: this part, a little more complex, is also an area more and more put forward in apnea: to have a discipline of work like meditation, yoga, or other more recent methods (sophrology, relaxations new....). For those who wish, we offer a complete `` yoga '' training module, in which you will find 5 sessions and twenty exercises to set up this practice. The mind is often retentive, you will have to do very short sessions at the start.

Equalization muscle work: another essential part of work, often overlooked, concerns muscle development and the optimization of techniques related to equalization. You will also find for those who do not have exercises a complete module on online school.

2 / Build your goal

No progression without a goal: it is a basic rule in training, as in everyday life. Indeed difficult to know what to do if I do not know where I am going. The whole problem then stems from the ability to set an achievable goal, based on:

  • of your abilities: you have to be aware of your limits and accept them
  • of his available time: do not overestimate the available time, according to your different imperatives (family, work ...) and will (other activities, leisure time ....)
  • ability to recover: it is very important to know how to recover, to avoid any physical injury or any loss of morale