Freediving masterclass in London, day 3.
Back to the third and last part of this Training Course. What follows is a subject that has always excited me and motivated me to gain more and more insight ever since I started. Static apnea had been my strong asset for many years.
Thus, I was given the opportunity to collect all the information that led to my breaking the 8 minute barrier and present it to all the members of Apnea Revolution!
Equipment, training, relaxation techniques, as well as practical training from all the members of the club, made the penultimate day of the course extremely impressive.
Over-training and symptoms
Breathing techniques before the attempt
Mental activity during an apnea attempt.
The theoretical part lasted for 90 minutes and the participants seemed satisfied with the overwhelming information and knowledge they gained from the topics covered.
In my opinion, some of the most important subjects presented were those of over-training and its symptoms, the training cycles and the mental activity during a static apnea.
I would like to start by detailing the subject of over-training exactly as it was discussed and presented to the audience of the free diving club, Apnea Revolution!
OVER TRAINING SYMPTOMS
The over-training synmtom is something that can appear during the competition period when we add high intensity apnea attempts.
The over-training symptoms appear after a long training period, characterized by irregular and careless training volume and intensity.
Some of the over-training symptoms during static training period may include:
Increased heart rate at rest
Unexplained fatigue and sleepiness
Sleep disturbance ( trouble falling asleep)
Trouble waking up
Decreased mood for training
Increased feeling of discomfort during static apnea
An easy way to prevent the over-training syndrome is to regularly check the progress of our training and right planning of our training cycles. A good idea is to include one week of low intensity training (deload phase) every three weeks.
In what follows I attach a personal hierarchy as far as the manifestation of the over-training symptoms is concerned.
After mentioning the symptoms that you have read, the ways in which we can avoid the over-training symptoms were also analyzed.