Time relativity of a breath hold…
Was Albert Einstein doing static? Time perception is basically how a person experience the passage of time or duration of an event.
Example 1: staring at a clock ticking for 1 minute feels really long. But watching a good 90 min movie goes quickly.
Example 2: you probably remember how long was your literature or history lessons in high school. But how short the sport sessions felt like.
Example3: looking at someone paddling on a lake vs paddling on a lake. Time flies when we are having fun and seems to be slow when we are bored.
During your static, ask your buddy to tell you the time every minute. When a minute seems fast, your mental strategy is working. When it feels long, your brain is getting too much information, you need to zone out.
Having time references during static apnea is not very popular. Most people think we must be disconnected with time to avoid expectations. However knowing exactly where you are in a dive is very reassuring, relaxing and you will find out if your mental strategy is working or not. The major organ 02 consumers are the liver, brain and heart, consuming 20.4%, 18.4%, and 11.6% respectively, while the all the body muscles consume about 20%.
To have a long breath hold you have no choice than to limit the brain activity. If time seems to pass quickly you are doing great. If not, try an other mental trick. What do you do to make time pass faster in static apnea? What time references do you like to have during your breath hold? #freediverflo @freediverflo
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