PDP 5: Intro to Lung Stretches
Pre-Dive Preparation • 5m 27s
This little introduction explains the importance of lung stretches, aiming to move freediving away from the damaging high-stress dives that result in injury, and encouraging us all to return to a healthy, balanced approach to our dives, which allows adaptation to occur at our individual rate. The aim is to ensure we not only stay healthy, but continue to progress at a steady rate, rather than suffer set-backs from squeezes and over-training injuries.
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PDP 6: Lung Stretches - Beginners
This first level of lung stretches is ideal for beginners as it teaches the basic stretch routine, preparing the lungs for the pressure of depths up to around 20-30m. It is recommended to master these stretches before progressing on to the more advanced routines, to strengthen your lung and airwa...
PDP 7: Lung Stretches - Intermediate
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PDP 8: Lung Stretches - Advanced
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