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Part 4: The Conclusion

It’s been a month since I started doing breath holding exercises daily and I’ve experienced quite the progression.

On August 1st I started my new project which quickly turned into a habit and a passion: I wanted to be able to hold my breath for more than just one minute.

During the past month I spent countless hours reading blogs, watching YouTube videos and keeping up with new training plans. What started as just a project turned into a passion. Even though I only planned to do these exercises for a month to see how far I can push my body I will continue doing these.

A few days before I started my journey, I tried to do my first ever timed breath hold during a study break and I managed to hold it for an impressing 46 seconds. Just a few days later with a better technique I hit 1:30, then 2:00.

My personal best these days is 3:10. I struggled to get past three minutes but it’s getting better now. I guess four or five minutes should be possible with more practice.

Since static breath hold really don’t help me with diving, I will continue to practice apnea walks and do some beginners diving. Next year I will probably take my first real freediving course, may it be in Bali or at some random lake in Austria.

During this project I realized:

Trying to learn something new is exciting. Turning said thing into a passion is even better. There are so many more things I’d love to learn (and I’ll eventually do it too!) and it’s just great to see how far one can push himself within just a month.

This will probably be the last update for a while, but I’ll be back as soon as I achieved another goal, whether it’ll be time or experience-wise. Thank you for joining me on this journey.