Renee Blundon
American Competitive Freediver
-60 METER (197 FT.) FIM FREEDIVE
REDCCUP FREEDIVING COMPETITION
DAHAB, EGYPT
-55 METER (180 FT.) CWT FREEDIVE
REDCCUP FREEDIVING COMPETITION
DAHAB, EGYPT
-63 METER (207 FT.) FIM FREEDIVE
REDCCUP FREEDIVING COMPETITION
DAHAB, EGYPT
-56 METER (184 FT.) CWT FREEDIVE
RUSSIAN FREEDIVING COMPETITION
DAHAB, EGYPT

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4 days ago

Renee Blundon
What the back looks like after an EPIC cupping massage! 😳😊 @ DahabImage attachmentImage attachment

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I remember you really

I wish you a speedy recovery

What about the front 🤔

A thousand thousand peace

Renee, thank you for not tagging me 😅

it's look like battle not massage 😂👌🏻

Good parsona ❤❤🌷

But I'm sure the massage was so relaxing and soothing!

U mean hegama

Waaaaw 😍

What is Epic massage??

4 days ago

Renee Blundon

Free-immersion in the pool maximum speed on empty lungs ✨💪🤗

#freeimmersion #freediving #freedivingpooltraining
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Empty lungs?

Good

7 days ago

Renee Blundon

Free-immersion pool training, 25 meter repeats on FRC max speed, 1’30” rest between.

Trying a small dolphin kick while keeping the line straight in front, so smaller faster pulls rather than big reaching pulls with tricep extensions, to keep the body straight not torquing.

#freediving #freediver #girlswhofreedive
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Good to know!

2 weeks ago

Renee Blundon

FIM strength training sesh 💪✨😊

#freediving #freediver #dahab
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How do you do this training? I mean, how many repetitions, kilo’s...

2 weeks ago

Renee Blundon

Underwater pool strength training for FIM 💪 with a parachute! 🤗

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3 weeks ago

Renee Blundon

Free-Immersion pool training 🤗✨💙

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I am very hard to teach free diving

The cost of the course is free diving and time

Reply to the price of the course Thank you

Nice! 👌

4 weeks ago

Renee Blundon

WHITE CARD on today's -50 CWTB dive, omg seriously the easiest dive I've ever done in competition! What a great way and awesome feeling to start the 2019 freediving season!

Also SUPER HAPPY to report the carnivore diet IS WORKING FOR FREEDIVING!!

I know it sounds crazy only eating meat and no fruit, carbs or veg, but I'm just going to stick with what's working!!! 😉

Looking forward to the next one when I will go deeper, MUCH DEEPER 🙂

#freediving #freediver #competitivefreediving
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Congrats 👍🏻🎉!!

Congratulations

Great...❤️

Congratulations Renee !

Bravo Renee 💪👍👍👍

4 weeks ago

Renee Blundon
Tomorrow Ill freedive to -50 meters bi-fins at 1:10pm in the Dahab Apnea Championship

Why bi-fins and not free-immersion you may ask? Good question... sometimes its nice to try something different for a little while, new perspectives, new challenges, so def good to mix it up every so often :)

I will come back to free-immersion soon :) and hoping that training the legs to better tolerate lactic, CO2, low O2 etc will help FIM performance, lets see! After-all its all one interconnected mind & body! :)

Photo by AM SEA Imaging

Cocoa Elite, Cetma Composites, USA Freediving, Elios, PADI Pros - Middle East

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Tomorrow I'll freedive to -50 meters bi-fins at 1:10pm in the Dahab Apnea Championship

Why bi-fins and not free-immersion you may ask? Good question... sometimes it's nice to try something different for a little while, new perspectives, new challenges, so def good to mix it up every so often :)

I will come back to free-immersion soon :) and hoping that training the legs to better tolerate lactic, CO2, low O2 etc will help FIM performance, let's see! After-all it's all one interconnected mind & body! :)

Photo by AM SEA Imaging

Cocoa Elite, Cetma Composites, USA Freediving, Elios, PADI Pros - Middle East

#freediving #competitivefreediving #freediver
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I heard it went well! Congrats :D

Good luck👍

Good luck Renee Blundon !!

1 month ago

Renee Blundon
Freediving around at the saddle in Dahab’s Blue Hole with AM SEA Imaging

Fins: Cetma Composites

#freediving #freediver #freedivingdahab

Freediving around at the saddle in Dahab’s Blue Hole with AM SEA Imaging

Fins: Cetma Composites

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Incredibles abds !

Pella dona

1 month ago

Renee Blundon
Dream. Love Strong. Live Simple. ✨💕 Photo by Raphael Freediver

#freediver #restday #livesimple

Dream. Love Strong. Live Simple. ✨💕 Photo by Raphael Freediver

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very true words!

1 month ago

Renee Blundon
Stretching for freediving to increase total lung capacity 😊

Photo by Raphael Freediver

#freediving #stretchingforfreediving #freediver

Stretching for freediving to increase total lung capacity 😊

Photo by Raphael Freediver

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Hi Renee , Where can I buy one for my back ?

2 months ago

Renee Blundon
Beginner Freediving Course

BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE FREEDIVING COURSE
IN DAHAB, EGYPT
April 29, 30 & May 1, 2019

This open water beginner / intermediate freediving course is designed to prepare a freediver to train in the dynamic open ocean conditions. It is aimed at providing the freediver with the fundamental skills that will enable him / her to freedive safely and effectively. This is a comprehensive course where freedivers are taught in the classroom, confined water and open water.

After completing the course you will be able to plan and execute safe freedives in the sea as one half of a responsible and competent buddy team. This course is the most important first steps in getting a solid foundation for open-water freediving.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

- Learn the fundamentals about apnea; the physiology, physics and techniques

- Learn how to equalize in the proper way

- Have a clear understanding of the dangers associated with freediving (blackout & loss of motor control) how to avoid these dangers and how to assist & rescue your buddy if an accident occurs

- Complete set of proper freediving skills that will allow you to execute open water freedives safely and effectively

- Learn about the different freediving equipment, how to maintain it and use it effectively

Practical application: A considerable amount of time is spent poolside, beach, stretching, breathing, briefings, diving etc.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

- Anyone who wants to learn how to freedive!!

- Self taught freedivers who want to learn the proper freediving techniques (duck-dive, finning, breathe-up), safety skills and understand better what they are doing

- Spearfishermen who want to improve their finning technique, hydrodynamics, depth and breath-hold time

- Pool freedivers who want to learn how to freedive safely, comfortably and efficiently in the sea, also how to perform rescue skills

- Anyone who is curious about freediving and wants to learn more about it and try it out

INSTRUCTOR:

Course will be taught by Renee Blundon, USA CMAS national record holder in free-immersion (see website & more info at www.reneeblundon.com and www.freediving.life)

LANGUAGE:

English. (Most of the course is piratical so perfect English is not required)

SCHEDULE AND DURATION:

DAY 1
PREPARING FOR APNEA, BREATHING & RELAXATION
- Introduction & Paperwork
- Lecture: Freediving Disciplines & Equipment
- Lecture / Practical: Breathing and Relaxation for freediving
- Confined Water Session - Static Apnea & Relaxation
- Theory / Practical: Physics & Equalization. How to equalize in the proper way

DAY 2
FREEDIVING & TECHNIQUES
- Stretching for Freediving
- Open-water Session 1 - Free-Immersion (& some Constant Weight Freediving)
- Theory: Physiology & Dangers of Hyperventilation
- Confined Water Session - Dynamic Apnea & Finning Technique
- Theory: Freediving Techniques

DAY 3
FREEDIVING PRACTICE & RESCUE TRAINING
- Stretching / Relaxation for Freediving
- Open-water Session 2 - Freediving Practice (FIM & CWT)
- Theory: Safety in Freediving
- Open-water Session 3 - Freediving & Rescue Practice
- AIDA 2* Test

Schedule is subject to change.

ADDRESS & LOCATION:
Fresh Fish Restaurant
Lighthouse, Dahab
Egypt

PRICING:
220 euros

Pricing includes AIDA 2* certification upon completion, equipment rental, electronic PDF manual and swimming pool rental (if needed).

Also included!! High-res photos of your dives and high-res videos of your dives

A deposit paid before the start date secures your position in the course. The balance is payable on the first day of the course.

EQUIPMENT:
Equipment rental is included.

PREREQUISITES:
- Minimum age of 12 years old
- Must be able to swim
- Have complete the medical forms
- Have completed and signed the liability release forms

MEDICAL
While I recommend that you have a full diving medical examination, which is good practice, it is not essential to participate in the course. You will, however, be required to fill in a medical questionnaire on the first day of the course.


Beginner Freediving CourseApril 29, 2019, 9:00amRenee BlundonBEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE FREEDIVING COURSE
IN DAHAB, EGYPT
April 29, 30 & May 1, 2019

This open water beginner / intermediate freediving course is designed to prepare a freediver to train in the dynamic open ocean conditions. It is aimed at providing the freediver with the fundamental skills that will enable him / her to freedive safely and effectively. This is a comprehensive course where freedivers are taught in the classroom, confined water and open water.

After completing the course you will be able to plan and execute safe freedives in the sea as one half of a responsible and competent buddy team. This course is the most important first steps in getting a solid foundation for open-water freediving.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

- Learn the fundamentals about apnea; the physiology, physics and techniques

- Learn how to equalize in the proper way

- Have a clear understanding of the dangers associated with freediving (blackout & loss of motor control) how to avoid these dangers and how to assist & rescue your buddy if an accident occurs

- Complete set of proper freediving skills that will allow you to execute open water freedives safely and effectively

- Learn about the different freediving equipment, how to maintain it and use it effectively

Practical application: A considerable amount of time is spent poolside, beach, stretching, breathing, briefings, diving etc.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

- Anyone who wants to learn how to freedive!!

- Self taught freedivers who want to learn the proper freediving techniques (duck-dive, finning, breathe-up), safety skills and understand better what they are doing

- Spearfishermen who want to improve their finning technique, hydrodynamics, depth and breath-hold time

- Pool freedivers who want to learn how to freedive safely, comfortably and efficiently in the sea, also how to perform rescue skills

- Anyone who is curious about freediving and wants to learn more about it and try it out

INSTRUCTOR:

Course will be taught by Renee Blundon, USA CMAS national record holder in free-immersion (see website & more info at www.reneeblundon.com and www.freediving.life)

LANGUAGE:

English. (Most of the course is piratical so perfect English is not required)

SCHEDULE AND DURATION:

DAY 1
PREPARING FOR APNEA, BREATHING & RELAXATION
- Introduction & Paperwork
- Lecture: Freediving Disciplines & Equipment
- Lecture / Practical: Breathing and Relaxation for freediving
- Confined Water Session - Static Apnea & Relaxation
- Theory / Practical: Physics & Equalization. How to equalize in the proper way

DAY 2
FREEDIVING & TECHNIQUES
- Stretching for Freediving
- Open-water Session 1 - Free-Immersion (& some Constant Weight Freediving)
- Theory: Physiology & Dangers of Hyperventilation
- Confined Water Session - Dynamic Apnea & Finning Technique
- Theory: Freediving Techniques

DAY 3
FREEDIVING PRACTICE & RESCUE TRAINING
- Stretching / Relaxation for Freediving
- Open-water Session 2 - Freediving Practice (FIM & CWT)
- Theory: Safety in Freediving
- Open-water Session 3 - Freediving & Rescue Practice
- AIDA 2* Test

Schedule is subject to change.

ADDRESS & LOCATION:
Fresh Fish Restaurant
Lighthouse, Dahab
Egypt

PRICING:
220 euros

Pricing includes AIDA 2* certification upon completion, equipment rental, electronic PDF manual and swimming pool rental (if needed).

Also included!! High-res photos of your dives and high-res videos of your dives

A deposit paid before the start date secures your position in the course. The balance is payable on the first day of the course.

EQUIPMENT:
Equipment rental is included.

PREREQUISITES:
- Minimum age of 12 years old
- Must be able to swim
- Have complete the medical forms
- Have completed and signed the liability release forms

MEDICAL
While I recommend that you have a full diving medical examination, which is good practice, it is not essential to participate in the course. You will, however, be required to fill in a medical questionnaire on the first day of the course.
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2 months ago

Renee Blundon
Beginner Freediving Course

BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE FREEDIVING COURSE
IN DAHAB, EGYPT
April 1, 2 & 3, 2019

This open water beginner / intermediate freediving course is designed to prepare a freediver to train in the dynamic open ocean conditions. It is aimed at providing the freediver with the fundamental skills that will enable him / her to freedive safely and effectively. This is a comprehensive course where freedivers are taught in the classroom, confined water and open water.

After completing the course you will be able to plan and execute safe freedives in the sea as one half of a responsible and competent buddy team. This course is the most important first steps in getting a solid foundation for open-water freediving.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

- Learn the fundamentals about apnea; the physiology, physics and techniques

- Learn how to equalize in the proper way

- Have a clear understanding of the dangers associated with freediving (blackout & loss of motor control) how to avoid these dangers and how to assist & rescue your buddy if an accident occurs

- Complete set of proper freediving skills that will allow you to execute open water freedives safely and effectively

- Learn about the different freediving equipment, how to maintain it and use it effectively

Practical application: A considerable amount of time is spent poolside, beach, stretching, breathing, briefings, diving etc.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

- Anyone who wants to learn how to freedive!!

- Self taught freedivers who want to learn the proper freediving techniques (duck-dive, finning, breathe-up), safety skills and understand better what they are doing

- Spearfishermen who want to improve their finning technique, hydrodynamics, depth and breath-hold time

- Pool freedivers who want to learn how to freedive safely, comfortably and efficiently in the sea, also how to perform rescue skills

- Anyone who is curious about freediving and wants to learn more about it and try it out

INSTRUCTOR:

Course will be taught by Renee Blundon, USA CMAS national record holder in free-immersion (see website & more info at www.reneeblundon.com and www.freediving.life)

LANGUAGE:

English. (Most of the course is piratical so perfect English is not required)

SCHEDULE AND DURATION:

DAY 1
PREPARING FOR APNEA, BREATHING & RELAXATION
- Introduction & Paperwork
- Lecture: Freediving Disciplines & Equipment
- Lecture / Practical: Breathing and Relaxation for freediving
- Confined Water Session - Static Apnea & Relaxation
- Theory / Practical: Physics & Equalization. How to equalize in the proper way

DAY 2
FREEDIVING & TECHNIQUES
- Stretching for Freediving
- Open-water Session 1 - Free-Immersion (& some Constant Weight Freediving)
- Theory: Physiology & Dangers of Hyperventilation
- Confined Water Session - Dynamic Apnea & Finning Technique
- Theory: Freediving Techniques

DAY 3
FREEDIVING PRACTICE & RESCUE TRAINING
- Stretching / Relaxation for Freediving
- Open-water Session 2 - Freediving Practice (FIM & CWT)
- Theory: Safety in Freediving
- Open-water Session 3 - Freediving & Rescue Practice
- AIDA 2* Test

Schedule is subject to change.

ADDRESS & LOCATION:
Lighthouse, Dahab
Egypt

PRICING:
220 euros

Pricing includes AIDA 2* certification upon completion, equipment rental, electronic PDF manual and swimming pool rental (if needed).

Also included!! High-res photos of your dives and high-res videos of your dives

A deposit paid before the start date secures your position in the course. The balance is payable on the first day of the course.

EQUIPMENT:
Equipment rental is included.

PREREQUISITES:
- Minimum age of 12 years old
- Must be able to swim
- Have complete the medical forms
- Have completed and signed the liability release forms

MEDICAL
While I recommend that you have a full diving medical examination, which is good practice, it is not essential to participate in the course. You will, however, be required to fill in a medical questionnaire on the first day of the course.

Beginner Freediving CourseApril 1, 2019, 9:00amRenee BlundonBEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE FREEDIVING COURSE
IN DAHAB, EGYPT
April 1, 2 & 3, 2019

This open water beginner / intermediate freediving course is designed to prepare a freediver to train in the dynamic open ocean conditions. It is aimed at providing the freediver with the fundamental skills that will enable him / her to freedive safely and effectively. This is a comprehensive course where freedivers are taught in the classroom, confined water and open water.

After completing the course you will be able to plan and execute safe freedives in the sea as one half of a responsible and competent buddy team. This course is the most important first steps in getting a solid foundation for open-water freediving.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

- Learn the fundamentals about apnea; the physiology, physics and techniques

- Learn how to equalize in the proper way

- Have a clear understanding of the dangers associated with freediving (blackout & loss of motor control) how to avoid these dangers and how to assist & rescue your buddy if an accident occurs

- Complete set of proper freediving skills that will allow you to execute open water freedives safely and effectively

- Learn about the different freediving equipment, how to maintain it and use it effectively

Practical application: A considerable amount of time is spent poolside, beach, stretching, breathing, briefings, diving etc.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

- Anyone who wants to learn how to freedive!!

- Self taught freedivers who want to learn the proper freediving techniques (duck-dive, finning, breathe-up), safety skills and understand better what they are doing

- Spearfishermen who want to improve their finning technique, hydrodynamics, depth and breath-hold time

- Pool freedivers who want to learn how to freedive safely, comfortably and efficiently in the sea, also how to perform rescue skills

- Anyone who is curious about freediving and wants to learn more about it and try it out

INSTRUCTOR:

Course will be taught by Renee Blundon, USA CMAS national record holder in free-immersion (see website & more info at www.reneeblundon.com and www.freediving.life)

LANGUAGE:

English. (Most of the course is piratical so perfect English is not required)

SCHEDULE AND DURATION:

DAY 1
PREPARING FOR APNEA, BREATHING & RELAXATION
- Introduction & Paperwork
- Lecture: Freediving Disciplines & Equipment
- Lecture / Practical: Breathing and Relaxation for freediving
- Confined Water Session - Static Apnea & Relaxation
- Theory / Practical: Physics & Equalization. How to equalize in the proper way

DAY 2
FREEDIVING & TECHNIQUES
- Stretching for Freediving
- Open-water Session 1 - Free-Immersion (& some Constant Weight Freediving)
- Theory: Physiology & Dangers of Hyperventilation
- Confined Water Session - Dynamic Apnea & Finning Technique
- Theory: Freediving Techniques

DAY 3
FREEDIVING PRACTICE & RESCUE TRAINING
- Stretching / Relaxation for Freediving
- Open-water Session 2 - Freediving Practice (FIM & CWT)
- Theory: Safety in Freediving
- Open-water Session 3 - Freediving & Rescue Practice
- AIDA 2* Test

Schedule is subject to change.

ADDRESS & LOCATION:
Lighthouse, Dahab
Egypt

PRICING:
220 euros

Pricing includes AIDA 2* certification upon completion, equipment rental, electronic PDF manual and swimming pool rental (if needed).

Also included!! High-res photos of your dives and high-res videos of your dives

A deposit paid before the start date secures your position in the course. The balance is payable on the first day of the course.

EQUIPMENT:
Equipment rental is included.

PREREQUISITES:
- Minimum age of 12 years old
- Must be able to swim
- Have complete the medical forms
- Have completed and signed the liability release forms

MEDICAL
While I recommend that you have a full diving medical examination, which is good practice, it is not essential to participate in the course. You will, however, be required to fill in a medical questionnaire on the first day of the course.
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2 months ago

Renee Blundon
Emergency First Response Course

The Primary Care (CPR) course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.

Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, the Secondary Care (First Aid) course is integrated to teach you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.

Course Duration: 1 Day
Price: €125 (includes participant manual and certification fee)

PM to book your spot

Emergency First Response CourseMarch 29, 2019, 9:30amRenee BlundonThe Primary Care (CPR) course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.

Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, the Secondary Care (First Aid) course is integrated to teach you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.

Course Duration: 1 Day
Price: €125 (includes participant manual and certification fee)

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2 months ago

Renee Blundon
Cardio power and resistance Insanity workout on the last day of the liveaboard while moored in downtown Hurghada 💪 

An excellent workout for freediving preparation because it increases your max aerobic capacity (VO2 Max) AND increases your anaerobic fitness (recruiting more fast twitch muscle fibers, good for sprinters and freedivers for the start of a deep dive’s descent & ascent)

Unlike endurance aerobic training (I.e. long distance running) which if you do it for a long time it DECREASES your muscle mass, this workout improves your cardio fitness WHILE maintaining your muscle mass!! 😎

Then while you are working at 80% of your max HR you are in the ANAEROBIC zone. (Great for any sports like freediving that have short, high bursts of speed or strength work in the anaerobic zone.)

Note! Freediving is partially aerobic AND anaerobic! (I’ll explain below) So a workout that works both systems at the same time, without losing muscle is in my opinion IDEAL!!

Also great for losing body fat esp. in the midsection without losing muscle and increases your aerobic threshold (can help soften diaphragmatic contractions)

So yes believe it or not freediving is an AEROBIC and ANAEROBIC activity. (Note just because something is anaerobic doesn’t mean it produces lactic acid, there are several anaerobic pathways but only anaerobic glycolysis produces lactic acid.)

Freediving starts out anaerobic for the first 15 seconds or so, then the aerobic system kicks, then it becomes anaerobic again.

It can become anaerobic either at the end of the dive (when you’re feeling lactic acid) or at depth (when you have a lack of blood flow to the legs, even if there is tons of O2)

If freediving were anaerobic only, you would not consume any O2 and then you could never blackout.

And if freediving were purely aerobic you would never get tired, the legs only get tired once the stored ATP and creating phosphate have been depleted. If they’re depleted, it proves you were exercising aerobically for a short time at least.

So freediving is an aerobic and anaerobic activity, I’ll write more about this on the blog 🤗

Keep in mind anaerobic/aerobic refers to a single muscle not the whole body so you can have part of the body working aerobically while another anaerobically 😉

#freedivingpreparation #freedivinglife

Cardio power and resistance Insanity workout on the last day of the liveaboard while moored in downtown Hurghada 💪

An excellent workout for freediving preparation because it increases your max aerobic capacity (VO2 Max) AND increases your anaerobic fitness (recruiting more fast twitch muscle fibers, good for sprinters and freedivers for the start of a deep dive’s descent & ascent)

Unlike endurance aerobic training (I.e. long distance running) which if you do it for a long time it DECREASES your muscle mass, this workout improves your cardio fitness WHILE maintaining your muscle mass!! 😎

Then while you are working at 80% of your max HR you are in the ANAEROBIC zone. (Great for any sports like freediving that have short, high bursts of speed or strength work in the anaerobic zone.)

Note! Freediving is partially aerobic AND anaerobic! (I’ll explain below) So a workout that works both systems at the same time, without losing muscle is in my opinion IDEAL!!

Also great for losing body fat esp. in the midsection without losing muscle and increases your aerobic threshold (can help soften diaphragmatic contractions)

So yes believe it or not freediving is an AEROBIC and ANAEROBIC activity. (Note just because something is anaerobic doesn’t mean it produces lactic acid, there are several anaerobic pathways but only anaerobic glycolysis produces lactic acid.)

Freediving starts out anaerobic for the first 15 seconds or so, then the aerobic system kicks, then it becomes anaerobic again.

It can become anaerobic either at the end of the dive (when you’re feeling lactic acid) or at depth (when you have a lack of blood flow to the legs, even if there is tons of O2)

If freediving were anaerobic only, you would not consume any O2 and then you could never blackout.

And if freediving were purely aerobic you would never get tired, the legs only get tired once the stored ATP and creating phosphate have been depleted. If they’re depleted, it proves you were exercising aerobically for a short time at least.

So freediving is an aerobic and anaerobic activity, I’ll write more about this on the blog 🤗

Keep in mind anaerobic/aerobic refers to a single muscle not the whole body so you can have part of the body working aerobically while another anaerobically 😉

#freedivingpreparation #freedivinglife
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2 months ago

Renee Blundon

Working on DEADLIFT technique with slightly lighter weights :) one of the best exercises you can do IF you do it right!

My feet are hip distance apart, starting position has my shins about an inch behind the bar.

Grip is a mixed grip (one hand under, one hand over)

I prefer a mixed grip versus a double overhand grip because even with the thumbs tucked (hook grip) the mixed grip allows the bar to stop rotating because as it starts to fall out of one hand it’s turning into the other hand.

So easier to keep the grip by using the mixed grip and then in order to avoid muscle imbalances (especially in the shoulders) I just alternate the grips, so doing 2 reps of each weight switching the hand position.

Hands are pretty much hip width apart, this way the arms hang straight down in their longest and most stable position (otherwise if they were wider I’d need to go lower and deeper during the lift & I don’t really have the mobility to go those extra 2-3 inches, when I was doing that before it was causing back pain).

The hands are pretty much just outside the legs, about an inch away, obviously you don’t want them too close to the legs because they’ll drag up the thighs which causes friction (that’ll make it more difficult and awkward plus looks super amateur 😜)

Then I put the lower back in starting position for the lift, putting the chest forward up and out while driving the hips down. (After videoing myself I noticed that the lower back / pelvis was curving too much due to the smaller size weights on the bar which were causing me to go lower than usual so I added weights on the floor to prop up the bar so I have a good starting position and don’t hurt my lower back.)

With straight arms and tension all the way through them, and lats engaged, that pulls me right into the starting position.

Position of back is completely straight. I’m starting at like a 45 degree angle but this angle varies from person to person depending on your leg length and torso length. Most important thing is that your back is straight and not curved.

Then to start the lift it’s a matter of FIRST pushing your legs off the ground (like a standing leg extension movement), do this until your hands are at the level of the knee.

Make sure lats are kept engaged and keep straight arms to keep the bar close to the body, keeping the torso tight and in a stable position.

Then once the hands are at the level of the knee I drive through using the muscles of the hips and lower back while using the traps to stabilize the bar.

And then to go down you want to do the same movements but in reverse. So hip pinch to the knee then the knee bend.

SUPER AMAZING exercise, one of the BEST total body exercises, which goes from working the legs then becomes an awesome back exercise and posterior chain exercise.

Just note it’s not just the exercise that’s important, it’s doing it right which matters most 😉

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2 months ago

Renee Blundon
Preparing the buoys at Marsa Bareka this morning ☺️✨🌈 @go_freediving @paditv  #freedivers #freedivinggirls #freedivinginstructor #gofreedivingliveaboard2019 #girlswhofreedive #freedivingtrips #redsea #liveaboard #liveaboardlife #lifeatsea #thisisegypt #travelegypt #adventuretime #girlsadventure #freedivinglife #freedivinglifestyle #freediver

Preparing the buoys at Marsa Bareka this morning ☺️✨🌈 @go_freediving @paditv #freedivers #freedivinggirls #freedivinginstructor #gofreedivingliveaboard2019 #girlswhofreedive #freedivingtrips #redsea #liveaboard #liveaboardlife #lifeatsea #thisisegypt #travelegypt #adventuretime #girlsadventure #freedivinglife #freedivinglifestyle #freediver ... morehide

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Playing with german 🆒💤🏄💘

Real I will see you again?

You look great in blue.....😁😀😎

3 months ago

Renee Blundon
Doing my thang - with Sol Schmitz 

📷 by Rafael Bez

#freediving #freeimmersion #freedivingtraining

Doing my thang - with Sol Schmitz

📷 by Rafael Bez

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3 months ago

Renee Blundon
Heading down for a warm-up dive with bff Sol Schmitz watching over 💙✨ Photo by Rafael Bez 

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Heading down for a warm-up dive with bff Sol Schmitz watching over 💙✨ Photo by Rafael Bez

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Best wishes!!

3 months ago

Renee Blundon
Taxi ride on way back from Blue Hole with Olga and Pete after an awesome deep dive sesh 🤗💙🧜🏻‍♀️✨ 

#freediving #freedivers #freedivinglife #reneegodeep2019

Taxi ride on way back from Blue Hole with Olga and Pete after an awesome deep dive sesh 🤗💙🧜🏻‍♀️✨

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