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Physiology of Freediving

For many people, one of the major attractions of Freediving is its technical aspects. The human body is adapted for breath-hold diving in so many miraculous ways that, once you start looking, it's not hard to believe that this is something we're absolutely meant to do. Freediving physiology is a fascinating subject, and a growing area of interest amongst the scientific community. More importantly, a solid understanding of mechanisms like the mammalian dive reflex, Boyle's Law and Archimedes' principle is essential for anyone interested in improving their breath-hold and freediving ability. Here at Freedive-Earth we take contributions from medical professionals and scientists which are freely available to you.

Howdy freedivers, and welcome to this week’s update from our number one furry physiology fanatic, Dr Otter!

Hi there Freedivers and welcome to this brand new update from Dr Otter’s riverbank freediving laboratory.

Dr Otter's Riverbank mailbox is overflowing each week (honest) with questions from all kinds of furry little critters with freediving physiology related questions; but

I’ve often been told (usually, I’ll admit, by coaches of "a certain age") that, unlike - say - football, where any professional over the age of 30 is getting seriously long in the tooth, freedivers

I know I know, it’s been such a very long time since you heard from guru of freediving physiology and darling of riverbank critters, the world-famous Dr Otter.

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