Saturday, August 11, 2007

Bigger lung capacity

You want to have a larger lung capacity or just be able to hold your breath for 4 minutes, then practice these techniques from Outside Magazine.
  1. Start in the Kiddie pool: Practice in the shallow end and wear a dive mask.
  2. Bring a Friend: Hey if you are going to try this then someone should be there to bail you out, plus it helps that they keep time and tap you on the shoulder every 30 secs.
  3. Prep You Lungs: Above water start with 2-3 minutes of slow, deep-belly breathing, air into the stomach.
  4. Warm Up: Hold you breath in a dead man's float. Come up when you feel that you need air, do this twice.
  5. Take a Deep Breath: Inhale and float face down.
  6. Relax your mind: Your body will say give me air, but overcome this by humming a song or counting tiles.
  7. Breathe!: When you can't take it, come up for air. lean against the side and get your breath for 30 or more seconds before you talk or move.
Mark Anders writer for outside magazine.
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