Samo Jeranko

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Samo Jeranko is from Slovenia. He is a freediving vice-world champion with more than a decade in the elite-level freediving community. He dives to 110m in Constant Weight and has overcome serious obstacles to reach the top levels in the sport.

Together with Matt Malina he runs freedive-training.com, an online freediving training platform.

In this episode we discuss:

The capital of Slovenia is Ljubljana.
Samo has a background in swimming.
Samo got big into spearfishing at a young age.
Slovenia DOES have a coastline… about 43km worth.
The progression from spearfishing to ‘pure’ freediving.
An early and positive influence from Natalia Molchanova.
The movement from pool into depth disciplines.
First trip to Dahab to learn advanced equalisation under Linda Paganelli.
A difficult history with squeezing and how Samo overcame it.
The slow realisations that led to understanding why he was hurting himself.
80% of adaptation can be done in the pool before the depth season begins.
The ups and downs of Samo’s progression since VB 2013.
A blackout experience in Kaş.
A new perspective on what’s important.
What does Samo’s typical daily schedule look like now and what is he doing for work and training?
Thoughts on diet and nutrition, and the importance of recovery.
The importance of sleep for recovery.
The future of freediving as a sport and what ‘high-performance’ freediving is.
The new online project in partnership with Matt Malina.
Samo and Matt’s new site is HERE.
Samo’s interests outside of freediving.
Samo’s recommended books are Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Richard Kiyosaki, and How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie and recommends the books of Yuval Noah Harari.

Samo’s Links:

Facebook Athlete Page

Freedive Training Website

Instagram

Email: samo.jeranko@apnea.si

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