Breath Holding

smashlegs

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Looking to improve the duration of time I can hold my breath for, obviously to do that you just hold your breath but I was wondering if there’s a particular way I should do this, or a structured routine to practice etc?

There’s tonnes of videos online but I’d rather get the information the members of this site, especially serving or ex
 

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My mate introduced to Wim Hof. Its all about overloading your body with oxygen. You have to spend some time inhaling/exhaling rapidly. After a while you'll almost tingle. Supposedly that's your bodies cells full of oxygen. Trying your best to stay calm and your heart rate as low as possible you should see vast improvements.

I managed a 3 min plus hold underwater with my mate using that method. Seems to work
 

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I recall a Tory MP in the 1990s utilising a technique which involved gagging his own mouth with a satsuma orange while wearing elaborate female underwear, securing a plastic bag over his head and scattering the floor with exotic pornography.

The subsequent judgment by HM's Coroner was inconclusive but theoretically the MP is still holding his breath thirty years on.
 

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My mate introduced to Wim Hof

Works pretty well, from what I observed. My mother recently had an acid reflux issue, causing the most severe pain she had had in ages; so much so I had to speak on her behalf to 112. She said the Wim Hof breathing allowed her to endure it.
 

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+1 for Wim Hof method and as mentioned before look into Apnea training! I have been using this app for a while: Apnea Diver. Highly recommend it! Alternatively, look into the Buteyko method. If you like reading get James Nestor's book Breath: The new science of a lost art!
 

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Never met Wim Hof, but was taught this by a cornish dive instructor called 'Soggy Oggy' -jimlad- in 1974.

Don't know how long I could have held my breath for in total but it was always long enough to pass the gear retrieval test - :)
 
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