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    Holding breath

    What techniques do you use to extend the amount of time you can hold your breath?

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    practice, practice, and a little more practice. It gets better the more you do it.
    "If you can't get wet doing it, it can't be fun"

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    D you practice out of the water too? like during day to day routines?

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    NEVER HOLD YOUR BREATH WHILE UNDER WATER!!!!!

    Ohh wait.. freediving sorry.

    I heard a lot of people will practice during the day at work just by holding their breath.

    Another thing, the mental aspect of it. Your brain tells you that it needs air and you automatically want to breath, if you train your mind to hold off on that feeling, you can actually hold your breath longer. It just takes time and practice. Your brain has just been trained to tell the body to breath in and out, in and out... it can be trained again...

    Makes sense? I'm not a freediver but, I read a lot about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reactive View Post
    D you practice out of the water too? like during day to day routines?
    Anytime you can in the pool in the hot tub sitting @ work just about any where. Jut keep timing yourself.
    "If you can't get wet doing it, it can't be fun"

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    I've heard that if you take short quick breaths to warm up then one big breath right before you go down is helpful because the short quick breaths get the carbon monoxide out of your blood, so you can stay down longer. I've recently tried it and it seemed to work...

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    3 deep breaths, then a long breath hold while you dive. Let out small bubbles on your way down in spurts, maybe a few seconds in between. Make sure you leave enough air to clear your snorkel on the way up...

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    I believe it has a lot do with stamina and cardio workout as well...I wonder what the record is...

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    525 feet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
    525 feet
    Do you know how much time he held his breath for?

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