What are three exercises to help improve one's underwater breathholding duration?

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asked Aug 25, 2017 in Scuba Diving by watermarko (55 points)

4 Answers

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answered Aug 25, 2017 by dwnc (1,254 points)
1. Use a diving brick or dive weight belt and sit on bottom of pool as long as you can.  Start small and work way up, just make dam sure you can get off the bottom when you need to.  Weight should just help hold you in place not be so heavy you can't get up.   2. Try swimming underwater in a pool as far as you can.  3. Working on controlling your breathing while swimming laps.  If you breath every breath when you swim laps, try every other breath, then every third etc.  These are just ideas, I'm no expert.
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answered Aug 25, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
cardio workouts, like running, are supposed to help with better breath control. I am assuming this is more fro free diving, since you should never hold your breath while SCUBA diving ;-)

deep breath exercises can help too, as well as yoga, i'm told.
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answered Aug 26, 2017 by Boneyard (1,593 points)
I have in the past blown up balloons as a "resistance " exercise.
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answered Jan 26, 2018 by Knewsom (650 points)
Get an expand-a-lung and use it.
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