# How Long Can You Hold Your Breath?

It depends on how you do it.  I calm myself right down first, take a few big breaths and reach 3 minutes every time without a problem.
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People tend to hold their breath for a longer period of time when they are underwater then they do when they are on land. The current world record for breathing underwater stands at a mere two seconds short of nine minutes, that is at eight minutes and 58 seconds. The world record is currently held by the famous magician and illusionist David Blaine.

On an average, a person can hold his or her breath underwater for a very short period of time that is approximately between 45 seconds and 75 seconds (or one minute and fifteen seconds). When a person is immersed in cold water, there is a considerable reduction in the duration of time that a person can hold his or her breath underwater for. If the temperature of the water is less than 60 degrees Fahrenheit, the person can hold his or her breath for only as third of the average time that is for duration of between 15 seconds and 45 seconds.
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I can hold mine for 2:30 I am trying to get 3:00 but that is going to be awhile.

Tip: Try to find a song that changes rythm at like 1:30 or something like that it lets you know how long you are going then you can also look at how much time has passed on the song. GOOD LUCK dude who is going for the Charity!!!
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2 minutes, 32 seconds. And I smoke weed. Win.
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Ive been smoking for 6 years and can hold my breath for 2 minutes minimum (2:34 best time)
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1.5 minute
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1 min 45 sec
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Fifteen sec.
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I just got mine up 15secs.. I need to practice.
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I am 13 and I can hold my breath for 1:20

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3:40 personal best (with hyperventilation)

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I can hold mine for 2 minutes, but I find it really difficult. I'm trying to hold it for 3 minutes to raise money for charity, I'm a bit stressed :S
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2 min
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3 minutes
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1 min 52sec
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2 min 10 sec
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Oh no! I can only hold for around 1:10 - 1:15
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I'm 19 ( 20 in oct ) and ive got asthma and smoke pot once  a week and can hold my breath for arround 1:35 ... My target is to get it up to 2 and depending on how challenging that was ideally 2:30 or even 3:00
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I can hold my breath for 1min 20sec
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I can hold my breath for a minute and 20 secs. Is that long?
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My ten year old brother can hold his breath for a minute and 2 seconds is that normal
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My record is 45 sec. I'm trying to reach 1 minute :P
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I can hold my breath for 7 minutes
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No way, no how
I just held mine for a new record of mine which is now 1.36 is that good?
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I manage about 2:30 to 3 min but I dealt have to push my self past that.
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I can hold my breath for 3 minutes and I'am 14 years old !!
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55 seconds
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