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Breath Holding

Post by S4MS » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:01 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... nutes.html
German 'free diver' has apparently entered the Guinness World Records by holding his breath under water for more than 20 minutes
10 seconds and I'm scratching for the surface, starting to get desperate. Can do 2 minutes sitting at a table though (well I could last time I tried)

How much is it mind over matter - I mean why, after a hold down, can't a surfer just relax and lazily pop up after 20 seconds or so?

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Re: Breath Holding

Post by saucy gibbon » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:19 am

you need to find a big rock and run to NZ with it
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Re: Breath Holding

Post by S4MS » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:58 am

Obviously the situations are markedly different:

Getting ragdolled after a wipeout after a hard paddle
vs
Sitting at a kitchen table
vs
Semi-concious trance state in a tank

But do they justify a difference of

10 sec
vs
22min

That's 130 x as long!

Guess the interesting thing is what he could do in a hold-down which leads to the question, what could us mere mortals do in a hold down given his training/mind control/tricks etc

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Re: Breath Holding

Post by swvic » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:05 pm

Reckon it is a lot to do with mind state. I did swimming and breath holding exercises before I went to Indo. 1st go down and I thought I was going to die. If you're mind is strong, that's where the benefit lies. Don't think mine is

How about the guy at Cloudbreak last year? 2 wave hold down. Can't remember who it was, but pretty sure it was one of those heavy duty Hawaiian watermen
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Re: Breath Holding

Post by aaronn » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:08 pm

saucy gibbon wrote:you need to find a big rock and run to NZ with it
finally, a witty comment @ these forums!
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Re: Breath Holding

Post by saucy gibbon » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:14 pm

the only time i am ever accused of wit is when it starts with an F
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Re: Breath Holding

Post by aaronn » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:19 pm

f is for funny ?
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Re: Breath Holding

Post by Animal_Chin » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:25 pm

saucy gibbon wrote:the only time i am ever accused of wit is when it starts with an F
Christ! He's on a roll!
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Re: Breath Holding

Post by saucy gibbon » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:34 pm

Animal_Chin wrote:
saucy gibbon wrote:the only time i am ever accused of wit is when it starts with an F
Christ! He's on a roll!
Do you have Roman ancestory ?
Uni is not the real world.

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Re: Breath Holding

Post by Beanpole » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:56 pm

A lot of old time big wave riders used to practice with rocks if the old surf movies are anything to go by.

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Re: Breath Holding

Post by Animal_Chin » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:10 pm

saucy gibbon wrote:
Animal_Chin wrote:
saucy gibbon wrote:the only time i am ever accused of wit is when it starts with an F
Christ! He's on a roll!
Do you have Roman ancestory ?
Huh? Lost me there....
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Re: Breath Holding

Post by marcus » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:27 pm

swvic wrote:Reckon it is a lot to do with mind state. I did swimming and breath holding exercises before I went to Indo. 1st go down and I thought I was going to die. If you're mind is strong, that's where the benefit lies. Don't think mine is

How about the guy at Cloudbreak last year? 2 wave hold down. Can't remember who it was, but pretty sure it was one of those heavy duty Hawaiian watermen
an ausie bodyboarder
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Re: Breath Holding

Post by swvic » Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:07 pm

Maybe it was Chopes, then. Didn't know about the bodyboarder
marcus wrote:and that vicco dude, whatsisname?

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Re: Breath Holding

Post by steve shearer » Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:10 pm

It was Dave Wassel who got the 2 wave hold down.
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Re: Breath Holding

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:26 am

A surfer who is also an anaesthetist told me he tested himself with an oximeter.
At one minute of breath holding he felt like his lungs were bursting: but the oxygen saturation in his blood was still 95%.
I guess CO2 accumulation makes you want to breathe. But you are safe.
So yeah, its about relaxing and going with it. A one minute holddown is pretty rare in Sydney beachies.
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Re: Breath Holding

Post by aaronn » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:33 am

S4MS wrote:
How much is it mind over matter - I mean why, after a hold down, can't a surfer just relax and lazily pop up after 20 seconds or so?
besause, roughly, one cubic meter of sea water weighs 1 tonne
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Re: Breath Holding

Post by Karlos » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:37 am

Aaron, aside from misspelling 'because', I fear you're becoming a bit too lucid.

Please desist.

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Re: Breath Holding

Post by Scroty » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:01 pm

Animal_Chin wrote:
saucy gibbon wrote:
Animal_Chin wrote:
saucy gibbon wrote:the only time i am ever accused of wit is when it starts with an F
Christ! He's on a roll!
Do you have Roman ancestory ?
Huh? Lost me there....
I'm guessing a catholic reference to "body of Christ" maybe. Again, pretty funny.

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