Breathe through your nose! The science of breathing & nasal nitric oxide
Luke breathing on top of an iceberg during a film project in Greenland.

Breathe through your nose! The science of breathing & nasal nitric oxide

This article is about the importance of nasal breathing and the production of nasal nitric oxide in the nasal cavity. We’ll explore some ideas and questions around the benefits of nasal nitric oxide and whether we leave those benefits behind …

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The importance of the body’s chemoreceptors in freediving
Lorenza training her Carbon Dioxide Tolerance

The importance of the body’s chemoreceptors in freediving

A few years ago I researched the body’s chemoreceptors and their role in breath-hold diving. This edited post will re-discuss this topic, and any new research that may have been published lately.

In this article I will discuss the following …

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What an LMC (loss of motor control) really feels like after a freedive
Luca Hanging after a deep dive

What an LMC (loss of motor control) really feels like after a freedive

On November 22, 2021, I was an inch away from blackout, after a Canadian bi-fin record attempt dive to 84 m (275 ft) depth. In this article I want to share with you my surface recovery. I will also dispense …

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Freediving Lung Barotraumas with Andrew Babbage
Lung Stretching for freediving

Freediving Lung Barotraumas with Andrew Babbage

Highlights

  • “Baro-Aspida” highlights important topics on lung barotraumas
  • Learn what a lung barotrauma (or lung squeeze) is and isn’t
  • How and why lung squeezes occur in freediving
  • Learn how to reduce the likelihood of squeezing
  • Modify your training program for
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Alpine and sea: What climbing can teach us for freediving
Ice climbing in the Kananaskis Country, Canada.

Alpine and sea: What climbing can teach us for freediving

Introduction

In this article, we discuss how ice climbing and freediving are related. We’ll also touch on why professional climbing systems can improve safety in freediving.

Tim Emmett is a world-renowned professional ice climber, mountaineer and coach. Sponsored by Mountain

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Freedive Breathing During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Freediving breathing techniques and deep breathing exercises can help improve your health.

Freedive Breathing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Freediving breathwork benefits the immune system and health in general. During the current COVID-19 pandemic maintaining the best health possible is especially important. Freediving breathwork adopts simple breathing exercises from pranayama yoga to make you a better breather and be …

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