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Brief insight into the Reverse Lung Packing in Freediving


Elevated lung and diaphragm based workouts include reverse lung packing. This is advantageous and helps to strengthen the diaphragm and ribcage stability so that the bodies of the freedivers are adapted to the extreme consequences of the intense depth strain. It is a practice that generates negative pressure within your lungs, forcing more air out than is usually exhaled. The effects of depth are repeated, where the ribcage moves inwards and the diaphragm moves back into the area of the chest cavity.

Sometimes, a few freedivers try to force their bodies beyond what they are proficient in, and then in case they choose to go for a depth-oriented freedive even before they have diaphragm elasticity. This amplifies the risk of barotrauma that may even lead to death.

Understanding the precautions to be kept in mind

Since reverse lung packing is a risky workout so it should always kick off gently and with utmost precautions. It is recommended to perform the technique while you are with an instructor or an expert and follow all the instructions carefully.

· Recommend to keep an empty stomach

One of the highly recommended ways to perform it is that reverse lung packing should be implemented on an empty stomach and is best performed in the early morning right after doing your bathroom routines and just before having breakfast. Never do it after consuming your meals.

· Do it while sitting

This technique may result in dizziness and hence you should perform it while you are standing up (if you faint and hurt yourself) Do it while sitting down in a posture by moderately leaning in the forward direction.

· Take help from an expert

Giving out an image of an risky methodology, reverse lung packing must be performed without exception in the presence of an expert or your instructor who can guide you to do it more effectively.

· Check your medical conditions

Suppose you have any history of any lung-related disorder such as asthma, or any kind of breathing concerns, then consult your doctor before doing the exercise.

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