Here with some tips on how you can improve the time you’re able to spend underwater without breathing. But before we begin, you should always remember you should never practice this without having a partner :
1. You should not be eating anything two to three hours before you’re planning to hold your breath.
That is because when you are digesting the food your body is working. That means it’s using some of the oxygen that you could have been using on your diet
2. Wear a diving mask, not goggles.
There are two reasons. Number one is it stops water from getting into your eyes and nose. The second reason for that is when you are diving down deeper, than one to two meters, then you are able to equalize the pressure inside the diving mask while. If you were in goggles you wouldn’t be able to do that, which means the goggles would squeeze against your face and that’s very uncomfortable.
3. If you want to hold your breath for a long time, you also want to warm up your lungs and get your body used to holding its breath.
I do this by finding a relaxing position then they breathe normally for about two minutes before I hold my breath until I feel it’s slightly uncomfortable. Then I go up and I breathe another two minutes.
I can now try to hold my breath for about fifteen to thirty seconds longer than I did last time. Then, I go back up I relax and breathe for another two minutes before I try to hold my breath fifteen seconds longer than it did last time. Then, I go back up I breathe for another two minutes and now I’m ready to hold my breath for a long time. So I breathe as deep as I can three times before I go down into the water and I hold my breath for as long as I can.
It’s also very important that you do not hyperventilate during this if you hyperventilate it stops your body from telling you when you need to breathe. That means it’s very likely that you can pass out underwater and you will drown
4. If you lay totally still in the water, you will be able to hold your breath much longer than if you move around.
5. You will be able to hold your breath longer if you stay on the surface then if you go deeper into the water.
6. If you don’t just want to stay on the surface but you want to swim up and down in the water or stay on the bottom, you might want to use a weight belt.
I suggest you experiment with a weight belt to see how much weight you need tostay neutral in the water. When you’re neutral you can move around more freely and you don’t have to spend so much energy to keep your body down in the water. And you don’t just float up.