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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Don’t (always) eat that PB cake & how casino’s make money from you
freediving Canadian record holder Luca Malaguti coming up during a deep dive

Don’t (always) eat that PB cake & how casino’s make money from you

Lessons from Dr. Andrew Huberman that we can use in freedive training

In this article I will summarize (some) of the epic work of by Dr. Andrew Huberman, a neuroscientist from Stanford, and how it applies to your freediving.…

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Ice & Ice: Climbing and Freediving on Frozen Giants
Ice climbing and freediving on an iceberg

Ice & Ice: Climbing and Freediving on Frozen Giants

and…How to not die while freediving and ice climbing icebergs 

This article is my personal narrative about ice climbing and freediving icebergs in Iceland. Two weeks, crew of four and five adventure-sports to document. I also give you five

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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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Freedive Training in the Green Zone with Samo Jeranko
Joan getting ready for a deep training session in Cyprus.

Freedive Training in the Green Zone with Samo Jeranko

In this article we’ll discuss:

What is a healthy approach to depth training and how to avoid pressure-related injuries? Can we learn from elite endurance athletes that have been subject to extensive research in exercise physiology? Why is …

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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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How hypokalemia affects a champion freediver
Thibault Guignes freediving.

How hypokalemia affects a champion freediver

Highlights

  • French freediving champion Thibault Guignés recounts his experience with hypokalemia in two freediving competitions
  • Hypokalemia is a result of inadequate potassium levels in the body
  • It is considered an imbalance of electrolytes due to a disturbance of potassium
  • Increased
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