Stretching For Static Apnea
My stretching for Static Apnea. First let me tell you, I hate stretching! When I’m motivated I manage to do 20min per day max.
Most of the year, I simply don’t stretch at all and therefore my lung capacity is very average. However I admit that muscle flexibility and join mobility has a huge impact on freediving performances. In static apnea the more flexible I am, the less contractions I get during the breath hold. Here is my latest routine, you can find 1 more on my blueimmersion YouTube Channel (Molchanov gymnastics) and one more in my personal Instagram account @florian_dagoury_houas created by the King @brankoscg.
Stretch 1 – The Belly Vacuum
On the 1st picture: “the belly vacuum”. I over breathe 1min then hold the vacuum for 30s, then repeat with 45s hold, 60s,90s,120s. The longer I hold, the more stretch I get. I make sure to never have contractions during this routine because it can be dangerous.
Stretch 2 – The Gym Ball
On the 2nd picture: “the gym ball”. I breathe normally for 1min, take a full inhale, do a bridge position on the ball and relax for 60s. I repeat x5 and hold the position longer and longer. I do the exact same things on my sides as well. x5 right x5 left.
Stretch 3 – The Tube
The 3rd picture: ” the tube”. I over breathe 1min, do a full exhale, hold my breath, then lay down on the tube for 30s and repeat x5 with longer holds. I make sure to have no contractions and I started doing this one with my hands on the floor. Once my rib cage became more flexible I started lifting the hands, then feet to have more weight on the tube. Start very easy with this one, you can easily break a rib. It is not suppose to be painful at all! Do not use glass bottles, small deodorant etc… The tube has to be big, super solid with a soft spongy material on top.
The next post will be the video of my latest static max 10.32min!