AshleyChapman

Author's details

Name: Ashley Chapman
Date registered: February 24, 2012
URL: http://www.evolvefreediving.com

Biography

Freedive Blog Contributor/Evolve Freediving Founder Contact: ashley@evolvefreediving.com Freediving Records: 2 CNF World Records and 3 CNF National Records Current Freediving Records: US Women's National Record for CNF to 65m/213 feet Other Freediving Creds: PFI Intermediate Instructor, Evolve Freediving founder Website: www.evolvefreediving.com

Latest posts

  1. Food for Thought: More on Diet for Freediving — August 13, 2012
  2. Freediving Rule #1: Be Nice to Your Ears — July 17, 2012
  3. The 10 Commandments of Freediving — June 19, 2012
  4. Team USA to Go to World Championship — June 14, 2012
  5. A Look into the Future of Freediving — June 4, 2012

Most commented posts

  1. A Look into the Future of Freediving — 8 comments
  2. Why Freedive? By Ashley Chapman — 7 comments
  3. Freediving Rule #1: Be Nice to Your Ears — 5 comments
  4. How to Break a Freediving World Record — 3 comments
  5. Food for Thought: More on Diet for Freediving — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Aug 13

Food for Thought: More on Diet for Freediving

Diet for Freediving

You are what you eat, or so the adage goes. To a certain degree this is very true. If you eat a bunch of saturated fat, guess what? You may notice your back end expanding in a direction you are not happy with. A diet of lean protein, complex carbohydrates and tons of vegetables will …

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Jul 17

Freediving Rule #1: Be Nice to Your Ears

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The Issue One of the most limiting factors for freedivers is the inability to equalize at depth.  One of the most limiting factors for the freedive instructor is to teach students to equalize.  To some degree, the process of equalization, or making the pressure on both sides of the eardrum the same, is obscure.  Independent …

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Jun 19

The 10 Commandments of Freediving

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Inspired by a recent episode of my favorite radio show, “This American Life” hosted by Ira Glass, I have created my own digestible list of commandments related to our favorite sport.  Ren downloads episodes of this show for me to listen to while we are sailing.  What a swell fella! Never dive alone Obvious right?  …

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Jun 14

Team USA to Go to World Championship

Freediving Team USA

It’s that time again!  The Olympic Games are upon us.  We are filling our hearts and homes with national pride (despite our differing nationalities) and will soon be sitting at our kitchen tables with a schedule of the Games and a highlighter, sure to catch every promising athletic moment we have waited for the last …

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Jun 04

A Look into the Future of Freediving

With every dive we are trying to find the deeper meaning of freediving.  We feel like part of the elite when we describe our esoteric sport.  We boast to our friends and families about five-plus-minute breath-holds and the meters upon meters that we swim straight down into the belly of Mother Ocean.  They talk about …

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May 18

How to Break a Freediving World Record

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I had a lot of success breaking records last year at the Deja Blue II competition in the Cayman Islands.  In fact, I managed to break the national record in the discipline of CNF three times.  Once to 50 meters, once to 55 meters (a pan-American record) and last to 58 meters.  I exceeded, by …

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Apr 23

Why Freedive? By Ashley Chapman

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My husband, Ren, and I are avid freedivers. I have filled our blog posts with accounts of our spearfishing excursions. Ren has taken countless pictures and video of the underwater world. We have shared most of this media with you on our website, right down to how the fish. However, I have failed, up until …

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