0. Freediving Essentials

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0. Freediving Essentials

  1. 1. João Costa DeepBlueSea January 2012 http://www.dbs-freediving.com
  2. 2. http://www.dbs-freediving.com
  3. 3. <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set of fundamental aspects that should be explored by those who want to practice this subaquatic adventure activity. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide guidance for safe, relaxed and deep dives. </li></ul></ul>http://www.dbs-freediving.com
  4. 4. <ul><li>Prevent risk situations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hiperventilation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sambas & Blackouts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Barotraumas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>External conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Know how to act in case of an accident: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buddy System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Underwater rescue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surface assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic life suport </li></ul></ul>http://www.dbs-freediving.com
  5. 5. <ul><li>Prepare immersion: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diving Reflex </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duck Dive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Immersion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sputnik </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Avoid timpanic injuries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Valsava </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frenzel + Mouthfill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BTV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment </li></ul></ul>http://www.dbs-freediving.com
  6. 6. <ul><li>Enhance body oxygenation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Progressive breathing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diafragmatic breathing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toracic stretches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lung packing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reduce internal metabolism: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Auto-)Massage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relaxing postures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Floating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visualization </li></ul></ul>http://www.dbs-freediving.com
  7. 7. <ul><li>Maximize body motion in the water element with minimum energie consumption: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Propulsion Techniques: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No fins </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fins </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Monofin </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free Immersion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hydrodynamic Positions: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Glide </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Freefall </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rocket </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bubble </li></ul></ul></ul>http://www.dbs-freediving.com
  8. 8. <ul><li>Improve physical and mental capabilities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traning Methodologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Progression Methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recovery Processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual Program </li></ul></ul>http://www.dbs-freediving.com
  9. 9. http://www.dbs-freediving.com

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