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    Under Water for Ten Minutes, 40 Seconds?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Steerpike, Nov 25, 2013.

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    Interesting ... there probably aren't many stories I believe in the Daily Mail, but I can believe this one: training and acclimatisation can make a huge difference to physiological parameters (and I'm wondering whether the low temperatures involved might also slow down the circulation and prolong the efficiency/use of its existing oxy-haemoglobin?).
     
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    yogis have astonished the world with their ability to control bodily functions [including pain] with their minds, for as long as such acts have been reported on...

    yet more proof of how small a percentage of our brain's potential is being accessed and put to use by most humans...
     
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    I read a piece the other day on a woman who can hold her breath for 5 minutes, and that was with simple training. The current record overall is 19 min and 21 seconds. http://news.discovery.com/human/evolution/breath-holding-human.htm
     
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    People who hold those 20+ minute records hyperventilate breathing artificially high oxygen levels. Hyperventilating artificially lowers CO2 in addition to raising the O2 artificially.
     
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    I read about a guy who remained under water for years! Eventually, the body washed ashore... :)
     

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