Tuesday, January 10, 2012

12:11 sec Breath hold! | Learning to hold your breath

This video is the reason why Red Bull will not be sponsoring future "Water Napping" contests.
This is pretty unbelievable. Twelve minutes holding your breath...?!?! Unbelievable performance though - this guy deserves a diving shirt from Salt Life! One of the things we learned in the PFI class was and that you can see in this video, is the guys that are trying for these records pretty much starve themselves for a few weeks leading up to the breath hold to slow their metabolism.

Supposedly as well, if you cut your static time in half that is about the length of your max freedive under optimal conditions? Correct me if I'm wrong?
I don't feel strongly enough about Statics to ever go to those extremes. Personally I enjoy hunting and eating the fish, lobsters, crabs, scallops, oysters, pen shells, paua, urchin, conchs, and all the other wonderful fruits of our diving efforts from the ocean.

Congrats to this guy though. If i could hold my breath that long...
What would you do if you could hold your breath on a freedive for 6 minutes? Spearfishing would be amazing. Go ahead and skip to about 11 minutes or else you'll fall asleep watching this...

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