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SpearReady | 50 Days to Being Ready for the Trip of a Lifetime

SpearReady | 50 Days to Being Ready for the Trip of a Lifetime

“New goals don’t deliver new results. New lifestyles do. And a lifestyle is a process, not an outcome. For this reason, all of your energy should go into building better habits, not chasing better results.” – James Clear

On April 18th I’m heading to a big spearfishing competition and then a big personal spearfishing trip North in WA. I want to be Spear Ready and I thought I could take people on a journey with me and create a program that we can all use time and again.

The Problem:

… In the past, I have planned for big spearfishing trips and worked my ass off trying to get ahead with admin, finance and social credit with my wife and family in order to go. The PROBLEM is that when I get there, I’m not in the physical condition necessary to make the most of it. What I NEED is an easy to follow recipe that I can rinse and repeat every time I get a special charter or trip to go and spearfish. I want to make the most of it and be SPEAR READY.

So I consulted the very best and I mean the very best in order to become SPEAR READY

For strength and conditioning, I consulted Jared Rosenburg from Earth, Ocean and Fit to improve my finning endurance, strength and performance and minimize my whiney, bitch ass cramping and fatigue.

For freediving, I consulted Adam Stern & Wayne Judge to deliver effective dry and pool/ocean training.

For nutrition and flexibility, I consulted Jared Rosenburg so that I didn’t waste time searching the internet for a time consuming mess that would be difficult to integrate into a busy life.

For flexibility, I consulted Dr Jaap Verbaas to help me become more pliable in and around my chest, throat and upper body area.

For me (and possibly you?)

X I DON’T want to feel like a drag or be a liability to my mates.

X I DON’T want to be unsafe.

X I DON’T want to use half the trip working my way into dive fitness and miss the opportunity of a lifetime.

✔ I want to swim for miles, punch out decent dives and look after my buddy even on long swims.

✔ I want to dive deep (for me) and stay longer (for me).

✔ I want to be SPEAR READY

What is the difference between this program and others?

We have a reputation for being actionable. That means that our 50 day program needs to be realistic and achievable while still delivering tangible improvements.

So I broke the training into Good, Better and Best.

The good is extremely doable and will get 80% of the way to being prepared:

The better is fully practical in a busy everyday life and will get you 90% of the result:

The best is still highly actionable but will take diligence and determination to get 100% of the result:

In this 50 day guided program, you pick your path to becoming SPEAR READY

Any effort is better than none. Make the most of your spearfishing trip of a lifetime and signup below

Destination Panama | Spearfishing Q&A

Destination Panama | Spearfishing Q&A

Are you interested in staying with rad people who froth on the spearfishing lifestyle in an amazing location?

Panama and Robert Schmaus are the destination and local guide that you need!

Register below to find out more

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Topic: Panama Spearfishing Q&A | Robert and Shrek
Time: Mar 13, 2024 20:00 Brisbane Time

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Wellington (New Zealand – Wellington)Wednesday, 13 March 2024 at 11:00:00 pmNZDTUTC+13 hours
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NSP:248 Spearfishing Courses 4,5 Beginner and Intermediate 1 Highlights | Straddie Trips

NSP:248 Spearfishing Courses 4,5 Beginner and Intermediate 1 Highlights | Straddie Trips

Interview with Straddie Spearo Course Legends

Todays interview is with Straddie Spearo Course Legends who attended our beginner course 4 and 5 as well as the group that joined our intermediate spearfishing course! Hear stories from each of the courses and meet the legends that joined us! From big first’s to PB’s, stories of success and struggle and everything in between, listen in on the conversation and join in the stoke! A massive thanks to everyone that joined us over these trips! If you want to join us on the next one, visit SpearfishingCourses.com.au!

Cindy Yang

Cindy Yang

Cindy Yang

Cindy Yang

Cindy Yang

Cindy Yang

Cindy Yang

Cindy Yang

Cindy Yang

Cindy Yang

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 06:15 Straddie October trip
  • 27:10 Day 3 of Straddie October trip

Blaze Parsons

Blaze Parsons

Blaze Parsons

Blaze Parsons

  • 49:30 Noob Spearo Intermediate Spearfishing Course
  • 01:05:45 1-on-1 interviews on the Intermediate Course

Brandon Hendry

Brandon Hendry

Brandon Hendry

Brandon Hendry

Brandon Hendry

Brandon Hendry

Brandon Hendry

Brandon Hendry

Brandon Hendry

  • 01:40:15 Beginner course full of Bowhunters!
  • 01:48:55 Highlights
  • 02:30:00 What have you learned this trip?
  • 02:31:20 EQ Balloon trick
  • 02:43:40 Outro

Podchaser - Noob Spearo Podcast | Spearfishing Tips, Stories and Interviews

 

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The Best Spearfishing Ebooks and Audiobooks

The Best Spearfishing Ebooks and Audiobooks

The Best Spearfishing Ebooks and Audiobooks

The Best Spearfishing Ebooks and Audiobooks

Spearfishing is an ancient activity that can be traced as far back as 90,000 years ago. Today, while spearfishers only represent less than five percent of marine recreational fishers, its participants tend to enjoy greater levels of well-being than anglers. Because spearfishers are themselves in the water, they experience a more visceral connection to the sea and the fishes themselves – a concept known as “aquaticity,” according to a global review published by Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries.

Whether you’ve long been enjoying the benefits of aquaticity or starting as a spearfisher, you may be curious about what to consult to enhance the efficiency and enjoyment of your spearfishing experience. Niche interests like spearfishing can be tricky to find resources for, but luckily, online platforms are now available for hobbyists to access relevant content. In the case of spearfishing, digital library Everand features ebooks and audiobooks for both beginners and veterans alike to dive deeper into their favorite hobby. Some examples are the beginner-friendly The Ocean: The Ultimate Handbook of Nautical Knowledge, which provides essential survival tips for the great big blue. Meanwhile, our 99 Tips to Get Better At Spearfishing is ideal for experienced folks looking to refine their technique. Another option is to visit your local libraries to check if they have anything available or see if an Interlibrary Loan can help you locate materials that aren’t available in your area.

There’s a breadth of resources for every skill level, so here are a few of the best ones to consult before your next spearfishing trip.

Spearfishing Manual: Insider Secrets Revealed

Beginners can use this manual by Mike McGuire as an accompaniment on their first few spearfishing excursions, as it contains plenty of tips on how to spearfish, safety strategies, speargun purchasing pointers, gear to secure, and the best areas to go spearfishing. While the book is geared toward first-timers, even longtime spearfishers could pick up a thing or two from this comprehensive, up-to-date guide.

Breathing for Warriors: Master Your Breath to Unlock More Strength, Greater Endurance, Sharper Precision, Faster Recovery, and an Unshakable Inner Game

This audiobook, read by author Dr. Belisa Vranich herself, zones in on the science, techniques, and benefits of correct breathing, which helps spearos and other athletes alike. Breathing techniques are half the battle when you’re underwater, and learning how to do it well will help you avoid injury and recover more efficiently. The biohacks you’ll learn from this book will let you connect with your body, with plenty of actionable tips you can use outside spearfishing.

99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing

We’ve talked previously about the joys of spearfishing, not just as a way to connect with nature but to improve one’s mental health and promote a healthy mind. But despite the benefits of this wonderful sport, there are issues to overcome. We’ve written an all-in-one guide for tackling common issues like equalizing problems, poor breath-hold, or finding quality equipment that didn’t cost an arm and a leg. Our book comes in ebook and audiobook form, and you can add this to your resource list along with our Noob Spearo Podcast where we speak with the world’s best spearos and source valuable advice.

One spearo who is making waves right now is California’s Mitsuki Hara, who broke the world record of the International Underwater Spearfishing Association for white sea bass by women’s speargun by weight. For enthusiasts looking to challenge themselves with similar feats, it’s vital to identify and address issues constantly; there’s always room for improvement. By reading and listening to fresh perspectives with these ebooks and audiobooks as your guide, you can further learn and grow in reaping the benefits of spearfishing. Best of all, the profound insights from these titles will remind you of why you fell in love with this sport in the first place.

For more spearfishing tips, follow Noob Spearo.

I Did The Noob Spearo Trifecta | 3 Courses and Trips (in 2023)

I Did The Noob Spearo Trifecta | 3 Courses and Trips (in 2023)

This year has been a significant one for me as a part-time spearo. Setting the scene quickly, I’m a working spearo Dad that lives too far from the ocean, I can have limited involvement, but with enough time in the water, I’ve been blessed with what I consider to be some fish of a lifetime given my skill level.

Linton with a Parrotfish taken spearfishing offshore Whitsundays reefs

This year began with my Kickstarter backing of “99 Spearo Recipes” as a gesture of gratitude toward Isaac Daly. He played a pivotal role in supporting me during unexpected health issues, which led me to believe my diving days were over, and Isaac went out of his way to connect me with people who could assist. Part of the 99 Spearo recipes I volunteered to proof read, and part of that was the style guide, which intricately defined the Noob Spearo culture—characterized by humility rather than ego. As an introvert flying under the radar, this culture was particularly welcoming.

The Kickstarter reward was a 3-day beginner course on North Stradbroke Island. I’ve dived for years and done a freediving course so my motivation was more about giving back to someone who has contributed immensely to the spearo community, so if the dates couldn’t align, I was prepared to accept that. Fortunately, everything fell into place, and I attended without even taking a spear gun. The experience was enriching, even for someone with 30 years of diving experience. North Straddie’s beauty and the evident Noob Spearo culture made it a fantastic weekend.

Spearfishing on North Stradbroke Island

Being a regular listener of the Noob Spearo podcast, I listened in to the Whitsundays Spear and Sail trip Zoom meeting. Initially planning to have it on in the background while sorting dinner, I was surprised by the intimate gathering. Long story short, work and family planets aligned and I ended up joining the trip! Despite never having sailed before (a tip for lightweights that struggle with the cold take wet weather gear) the trip was fantastic, and I witnessed the Noob Spearo culture in action once again. The story of the Golden Trevally I shot is featured on the Adreno website, which ironically my poor shot placement allowed the Noob Spearo culture to shine. Read it here, Whitsundays Sail x Spearing Trip! – Adreno – Ocean Outfitters emphasizing the teamwork, and I have memories etched from this trip.

Whitsundays Sail x Spear Trip with Noob Spearo

The Whitsundays instilled confidence in my spearing abilities, prompting me to consider myself a permanent part-timer. When the Intermediate Course on North Stradbroke came up, with planets aligning again I was a last minute inclusions and scored the trifecta . This course, although I had moments of apprehension that I might be a small fish in a big pond was fine for a mid depth diver. However, the inclusive Noob Spearo culture again was evident which makes for the positive experience. The diverse skill sets of the instructors gave observational, cognitive, and instructional learning, which I don’t know if that’s intentional but it certainly works

Noob Spearo No Ego Spearfishing Charter

A heartfelt shout-out to everyone I’ve shared these courses with—it’s been a pleasure. Here’s to a great year, and a big thanks to Isaac for all he does. For those contemplating purchasing the “99 Spearo Recipes” book or joining any of the trips, based on my experiences, you’ll walk away with indelible memories, a sense of community, and improved spearo skills—without a hint of regret.

Hopefully see some of you next year.

Safe spearing all

Linton