Exercises & Stretches for Divers

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00:00 Why Stretching Will Improve Your Diving
00:34 Back And Leg Stretch
01:25 Back, Leg And Hip Stretch
01:45 Back Stretch – Advanced
02:12 Shoulder Stretches
02:57 Abdominal Stretch
03:14 Cat Stretch
03:50 Ankle Stretch
04:28 Squat Stretch
05:28 Leg Stretch
05:50 Hip And Leg Stretch
06:50 Pigeon Pose Stretch
07:23 General Advice About Exercising
07:52 Air Squats
08:15 Simple Lunges
08:53 Hollow To Superman Holds – With Roll
09:43 Hollow Hold Rocks
10:00 Plank Hold
10:20 Plank Hold – Advanced
10:52 Gymnastic Sit-Up

4 Comments on “Exercises & Stretches for Divers”

  1. Neville Douglas

    Hi Steve,

    thanks for the post, ok so looking at you and Vas, one can see that you are both very strong, so my question is when you started working on your strength did you find that you were stiff or ached a lot, I am finding that I am, I drink 3-4 litres of fluids a day, plus take Dioralite for hydration and still find after a good weights session that I ache, I have a personal trainer and for the most, he adapts how he trains me to my diving and so was wondering what you thought.


    1. Steve Martin

      Hi Neville, I guess some aches and pains are fairly normal after a strength workout. I used to have more issues only doing weights many years ago, since CrossFit style training now I guess my core is a lot stronger and doing more gymnastics and bodyweight exercises. I found this definitely improves the ache less and get stronger in all areas etc. I think maybe you should seek advice on your entire diet and take cod liver oil and anything than get help with lubricating your joints. It sounds like you drink quite a lot of water. Regards, Steve

  2. Christopher Juniker

    It is really good to see a scuba diver who is strong, and incorporates calisthenics, bodyweight fitness, and gymnastics. Do you have any opinions on the recommended routine from Reddit’s Bodyweightfitness? I have been doing this for about two years, and along with diving, diet, and running have lost 100 pounds and went from not being able to do a single pushup to now I can do about 40, and am able to do 14 pull-ups. I know personally I would much rather dive with someone who takes their fitness seriously, and could tell when I first saw you, and Vas you were my kind of divers.

    1. Steve Martin

      Hi Christopher, just had a look at Reddit’s Bodyweightfitness – https://www.instagram.com/redditbwf/?hl=en guess you are referring to this. For sure any gymnastics, calisthenics or crossfit style is goign to keep someone very fit and healty and for sure make you fit and strong for diving. I will say though to be dive fit you need to also actually dive and be in the water, this way you get real diving fitness 🙂 I will tell Vas to keep up with his gym work 🙂 Cheers, Steve

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