One of the great benefits of freediving is the effect it has on your lungs. Stronger lungs have a tangible, beneficial effect on pretty much every other function of your body. And your mind too.
Simply put, when your lungs are working efficiently you can absorb more oxygen with every breath. More oxygen makes you stronger, faster and better in every way.
Breathing is such an important part of living, but hardly anyone pays it any attention. Even serious athletes who obsess over workout routines and correct diet don’t think about how to breathe.
Freediving training is so good for you because the primary focus is how to get better at saturating your body with oxygen so you can stay underwater longer. You’re not trying to get bigger muscles or get anywhere faster – you are training to make your lungs work as efficiently as they possibly can. And healthy lungs translate directly to a healthy everything else.