Breath-hold diving performance factors

Francisco de Asís Fernández, José María González-Ravé, Daniel Juárez


In this study we analyzed the relation of several predictors with Apnea Indoor. 56 divers participated in this observational research. Were measured the individual performance in Apnea Indoor, hemoglobine, blood volume, VO2max, body composition, resting metabolic rate and the heart rate and oxygen saturation during a maximal static apnea. We noted a correlation between vital capacity (r = 0.539; p≤0.05), blood volume (r = 0.466; p ≤0.05), body lean percentage (r = 0.406; p ≤0.05) the minimal heart rate (r = -0.624; p ≤0.05) and the lowest oxygen saturation 0.485; p ≤0.05) obtained during static apnea with Apnea Indoor performance.




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