When he was selected for the British Team, Carl Atkinson realised he needed to come up with a freediving training plan and fast. He'd been concentrating on depth and now he needed to up his game in static and dynamic Apnea too.
Find out the best freediving warm-up routine to do from British Team member Carl Atkinson, including what he listens to and how his dive begins the night before.
Even though Carl Atkinson is on the British Team, he's only ever done one freediving competition before. A competition where things went very wrong as well as right. Never having trained for free immersion, the first dive of the competition ended in his first real black-out and a steep learning curve. Read how he turned it around to do an easy 70m dive and secure his place on the UK team for the Team World Freediving Championships in September 2016
Carl Atkinson started his freediving journey with Go Freediving and is representing the UK in the team world championships this September. We sat down with Carl to find out what inspired him to take up freediving, and how martial arts helped him progress so quickly in top level freediving.