Diver holding his breath under water for 22 minutes

June 15, 2012 22:13

Diver holding his breath under water for 22 minutes

Diver holding his breath under water for 22 minutes

Scientists are in a quandary: one training can not be explained as Tom Sietas could not breathe for more than 22 minutes. Not finding yet intelligible interpretation, they warn of the mortal danger of such "records".
Those who are familiar from childhood with the "free" free diving without scuba gear and even without the breathing tube, they know how after 30-40 seconds of breath-holding body begins to violently claim sip sweet air. However, the 35-year German Tom Sietasu been unthinkable — at exhibitions in China, it is almost 5 minutes to improve their achievement is the stay under water.

Now the world record for breath-holding, which will be recorded in the Guinness Book of Records, is 22 minutes 22 seconds. Interest in the spectacle was so great, that the attempt to establish a new record was broadcast live one of the Chinese TV channels.

Among the Japanese professional pearl divers (more for shells that hide the precious "beads") for many years, the best achievement is the ability to stay under water for 7 minutes.

Champion himself explains his incredible ability to long and regular workouts, which led to the fact that the volume of the lungs is greater than in the general population by 20%.

Tom Sietas says he conducts special training for many years, at least 1-2 times a week. However, he alternates between static breath holding under water at rest with dynamic — when it is for a few minutes swimming underwater, intensive work with his hands and feet. It is clear that in the latter case, the body much more quickly consumes even that tiny amount of oxygen, which remained in the blood and lungs diver.

Just divers, but for them, and scientists who study the mysterious phenomenon, found that under normal conditions, while on land, he can hold his breath for a much shorter period of time than under water.

The researchers attribute this particular ancient reflex that is common to all mammals, including man: under water, a sharp narrowing of some blood vessels and reducing the heart rate, which reduces the oxygen consumption.

However, doctors warn that long-term effects of such exercises can be extremely harmful to health "supernyryalschikov."

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