You probably already know that I’m an exercise physiologist—and I’m currently pursuing a master’s degree in applied physiology with a concentration in nutrition for health and human performance—but I’m also a freediver and a spearfisherman. Anybody can freedive but I help people take it to the next level by biohacking their lifestyle.
Have a pen and paper ready because, in this episode, I dive deep (pun intended) into the physiology of elite-level freediving. From breathwork to training, I break down a bunch of techniques so that you can dive deeper and hold your breath longer. I also dish out tips on diving gear and nutritional supplements so stay tuned until the end!
- 00:58 – Why I freedive
- 05:50 – Cryotherapy or cold exposure therapy to find calmness
- 07:02 – The benefits of diaphragmatic, nasal, and box breathing
- 10:15 – “The best training for any kind of sport is going to be that which closely mimics the sport itself.”
- 12:12 – VO₂ max = cardiac output * A-VO₂ difference
- 15:12 – Why high-level divers do HIIT and blood flow restriction training
- 16:48 – How to estimate your maximum heart rate
- 17:18 – How to increase your oxygen-carrying capacity
- 19:21 – On carbon fiber fins and low-volume masks
- 22:00 – Divers would benefit from more BCAAs, electrolytes and carbs