Philosophy behind my clinics:
Its all about identifying the factors that will make you reach your limit in one deep or long dive. I am not an athletic person, I have not a history of putting time into either muscular or cardiovascular training. I have spent more time finding the small details of technique, diet and warm-up proceedures. Someone with better physics than me should be able to use my techniques and go deeper than me.
I also stress that there is not one way to improve - there are several ways. Sometimes it is a question of personal taste. I will deliver a lot of options to choose from. You yourself will have to make yourself a better freediver.
I ask only one question: what stops you from going deeper/further?
You may ask for Apnea Academy certification, but more often I dont work with any certification system or fixed trainingprograme. Therefore I can focus on evaluating individual needs and let students develop in their own pace (not limited by maximum depth in a course plan). Freediving is so much more complicated than scuba diving and there are still parts of a freediving perfomance based on intuition.
I have exceeded all my expectations on my body thanks to two significant factors: yoga and using the dive respone. The basic mechanisms of a real dive response I have found out by working with Sebastian Murat during a clinic. In order to prove the signifance of the dive respons to myself I did a 100 meter no fins pool dive during the world championships. With no warm-up and no ventilation and no suit I spent the first 30 seconds of the dive breatholding without moving in order to let the dive response kick in.
Yoga gives us a holistic view on our bodies. You have to dive with all parts of your body. Yoga teaches us lung stretching, muscle warm-up, calming and oxygenating breathing techniques, but most of all - training in focus and awareness. If you are happy and healthy - you will also be a better freediver. THE OTHER TRAINERS