Hold it right there, Aquaman -- there might just be a real person who displays superhuman abilities under water. That man, year-old Stig Severinsen, just set a world record for holding his breath under water for a lung-burning 22 minutes. The record leaves the Denmark native's previous underwater world-record performance of 20 minutes, 10 seconds, in the dust. According to Gadling, though, Stig earned his earlier achievement while submerged in a fish tank full of sharks. Under those conditions, who wouldn't burn through air reserves a little faster?
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He is a four-time world freediving champion and holder of multiple Guinness World Records. Severinsen has a degree in biology and a Ph. In he founded Breatheology - an online platform teaching optimal health and performance via breathing, breath holding and mental training techniques. Combining yoga and his knowledge of physiology in freediving, Severinsen became a record holder of four AIDA freediving world records. In April in Qorlortoq Lake in east Greenland , he set two new world records for "longest swim under ice - breath held": feet
Stig Severinsen can hold his breath underwater for 22 MINUTES
By Richard Hartley-parkinson. A German 'free diver' has apparently entered the Guinness World Records by holding his breath under water for more than 20 minutes. Tom Sietas, 35, competed with former record holder, Brazilian Ricardo Bahia, to set the new record by not inhaling for minutes. The extraordinary feat is thought to have been completed in China in a pair of tanks next to one another over the weekend. Bahia's previous record was minutes.
The pulse rate in an untrained diver, the Daily Mail says, will decrease 10 to 30 percent when underwater. But professional divers can reduce theirs by more than 50 percent. Which brings us to records. The Guinness Book of World Records allows divers to hyperventilate for up to 30 minutes with pure oxygen before they submerge for their record attempt. This practice, Discovery News reports , helps the body expel carbon dioxide, buying time before carbon dioxide levels become toxic.