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Long inhail any good for static?

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Nov 19, 2002
Hi everyone!

While doing static I was breathing slowly,and i was wondering how long could I breath in (time). You know what i mean?
Slowely suckig air in my lungs for as long as I can.

It is hard work. Controling the diafragm and the rig cage while expanding them slowly is (at least for me)not easy.

Have eneybody done this before? Any comments?

Thanx Zipy
During the moments before a deep dive, almost any freediver tried to slow their breath to ventilate more efficiently her body, to carry as much O2 as they can to every body part.

The best ventilation pattern is 1:2, that means, 1 time inhaling for 2 times exhaling. Most elite freedivers inhales for 15/20 seconds and exhales for 30/40 seconds, so in fact they can do a complete breathing (inhale+exhale) on a minute.

To achieving this, your diaphragm must be trained, very flexible and relaxed, you must be completely relax and make your breathing more and more slowly.
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