David Mellor – Freediving Training Diary -Dynamic Training

*** Next Competition*** 9th – 10th March
UK Nationals Bristol
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Welcome to the not-so-secret freediving training diary of David Mellor!

Last time David talked about his pool training, achieving personal bests and why it is important to surround yourself with focused, motivated people when training.  This week we follow David as he works through Dynamic Training in the pool.

If you’ve missed any of David’s previous diary entries, catch up by clicking on his diary pages in the right hand column.

Watch David’s latest gym training video where he is left a ‘crumpled mess’!

If you’ve been following David’s gym training videos and feeling exhausted just watching them, then check this out as he is finally broken by his personal trainer. saying that, his hair is still perfect…

“…So, I have just finished a workout with Ricardas..Oh, man, that was the hardest session I have done. I was going to do some apnea walking but he’s finished me off! And now he has gone to another client and left me in a crumpled mess! Recovery time now!..”

Watch David talk about his freediving dynamic training drills.

After his pbs last week and his gym session on Tuesday that left him a ‘crumpled mess’, this week David’s plans to do 50m dynamic training sprints had to be put on hold and instead he’s doing a more ‘relaxed’ 50m dynamic training table in the pool. It’s great that he is recognising the risks of overtraining, and pulling back so as not to overdo it.

“…Ok, here we are at the Dolphin for our Friday night training session. The other guys are relaxing.

The dynamic training drill tonight was going to be the 5 x 50 through sprints, but my legs are still really aching, so I am going to do 8 x 50 but slower. I am going to attempt a 45 second break. I haven’t done this before with bi-fins so this is new, so I’m going to see how that goes. And the other guys I’m not sure. I think Liz wants to go for near max, so we’ll see what happens.

Ok. Bye!..”

Watch as David  performs 50m x 8 with a 45 second rest period and a final of 75 m in his latest dynamic training drill

This video just covers the first three x 50m buddied by Seb, and you can see how relaxed he is. This video also shows how important it is to have a good buddy. Not only is Seb looking after him during the swim, but also taking care of the 45 second rest periods between swims.

After this pool session, David was back in the water on Sunday night, this time training DNF (dynamic no fins).

He did 5 x 50m DNF with one minute rest in between each one and 60m on the fifth 50m.

Stay tuned for his next diary entry!

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the Not-s0-secret Diary of David Mellor training and exercises

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Competitions Countdown!

5th April 2019
Mini Comp - Dahab
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Dahab Champs Dahab
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18th - 19th May
Philippine Diving Champs
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18th July
Double Dip Chepstow
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September
World Championships Nice
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13th - 20th October
Infinity Depth Games Cyprus
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Diary

freediving training diary David Mellor part one

Go freediving - David Mellor interview

The Not-s0-secret Diary of David Mellor pbs and pool

Personal Bests and Achievements

2018

Male UK Freediving Champion 2018

135 DYN MONO
100 DNF
5.48 STA
60m FIM
57m CWT
41m CNF

2019

125m DYNB
*New PB!! 22nd Jan ’19*

109m DNF
*New PB!! 27th Jan ’19*

Results

2018

2nd Place: Double Dip: 48  with mts fim, 36mts cnf and 46mtrs cwt in Sept
3rd Place: Nationals: 124mtrs dyn, 100mtrs dnf and 5.19 static.
3rd Place: Bristol Blue (Team Event)  135mtrs dyn and 5.48 static
Vostok cup: 50mtrs cwt, 50mtrs fim and 41mtrs cnf in Oct
Redccup: 60mtrs fim and 57mtrs cwt

2019

To be announced!

Competitions

2019

New Dates Announced!

UK Nationals –  Bristol – 9th – 10th March
Mini Comp -Dahab – 5th April
Dahab Championships – Dahab – 25th – 29th April
Philippines Diving Champs – Panglao – 18th – 19th May
Double Dip 2019 – Chepstow – 18th July 2019
World Championships – Nice – Sept
Infinity Depth Games – Cyprus – 13th – 20th Oct

More To Be Announced!

2018

UK Nationals – March 2018
Double Dip –  Chepstow – Sept 2018
Vostok Cup –  Kalamata – Oct 2018
RedCcup  – Egypt –  Oct 2018
Bristol Blue – Bristol – Oct 2018

Video Library

2018

January 2019




Qualifications

RAID Advanced Freediving Instructor

Abbreviations and Meanings

DYN – Dynamic

DNF – Dynamic No Fins

DYNB – Dynamic Bi-Fins

CWT – Constant Weight

CNF – Constant Weight No Fins

FIM – Free Immersion

STA – Static

CWTB – Constant Weight Bi-Fins

2019-02-14T08:41:30+00:00

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