How I Learned to Hold My Breath for 4 Minutes

27 nov 2018
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My name is Mike Boyd and I make videos documenting my process of learning stuff as quickly as I can. This is my new series, Average Mike. In this episode, I work at learning to hold my breath for 4 minutes.
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  • Congrats on reaching your 4 minute goal! You truly are a master of the [Diving Reflex] hidden ability. It was really fun working together on this video!

    TierZooTierZooPirms 2 Gadiem
    • OMG! Hi TierZoo! I love your vids! Its as good as Mike Boyd's vids!

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    • Hi

      Karla LynnKarla LynnPirms Mēneša
    • @Bupperdupper g Ggg

      SamAMSamAMPirms 2 Mēnešiem
    • Im subscribed to teir zoo

      Gabriel NavacillaGabriel NavacillaPirms 3 Mēnešiem
    • Ur so cool

      Vibe RockVibe RockPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 2m 10s under water, first try and I'm a smoker

    TMGTMGPirms Stundas
  • This guy is hacking. He didn't even had a Respiration 3 helmet on him

    TuugiiTuugiiPirms dienas
  • I tried with u and did longer than you. 😂😂😂

  • 9:06 he looks like h3h3 haha

    RandomCrapRandomCrapPirms 2 dienām
  • dude i have arakna fobia upppssss

  • who saw the make pikachu a girl

    rashed humaidrashed humaidPirms 3 dienām
  • I could hold my breath for 31 secs.

    • CutieLilyBear •• CutieLilyBear •Pirms 4 dienām
  • I tried that but it didn’t work

    Holdey BearHoldey BearPirms 5 dienām
  • But I find going underwater and holding my breath is harder.

    MaD_DOG 007MaD_DOG 007Pirms 5 dienām
  • Will being able to hold your breath longer help you run longer? Just curious.

    Ya BoiYa BoiPirms 5 dienām
  • I practiced for 22 minutes and got 4:00minutes

    c00zm0c00zm0Pirms 6 dienām
    • Thanks to the david blaine breathing techniques

      c00zm0c00zm0Pirms 6 dienām
    • I achieved in 22 minutes what you practiced 2 weeks for

      c00zm0c00zm0Pirms 6 dienām
  • I couldn't hold my breath through the 5 ads xD. Seriously tho, good video, thanks :)

    Benjamín Arellano GaeteBenjamín Arellano GaetePirms 7 dienām
  • What is that song from at 4:00 minutes????

    CatmuffinsCatmuffinsPirms 7 dienām
  • Ive tried it and i held mine for almost 4 minutes but I still can't reach beyond a minute while spearfishing especially in 25-30 meter depth.

    refinnov darklyrefinnov darklyPirms 7 dienām
  • I spearfish and can hold my breath for about 3 minutes

    memegodmemegodPirms 8 dienām
  • I dont know if swallowing while doin it will work in water not sure cause when i swallow i can hold it longer

    AtomicAtomicPirms 8 dienām
  • lol should of featured david blaine lol

    will tsamwill tsamPirms 8 dienām
  • I HAVE BIN WANTING TO KNOW WHAT SONG THIS IS FOR 3 YEARS NOW (6:01 to 6:30) have you bin wanting to know?

    MOO LoLMOO LoLPirms 8 dienām
  • Holding your breath without holding your nose isn't real u need to your nose will naturally pull in air without u even knowing

    ZaChaosZaChaosPirms 10 dienām
  • You inspired me to start apnea training. The benefits of it seem worthy.

    ZawazukiZawazukiPirms 11 dienām
  • How

    Aw zhAw zhPirms 11 dienām
  • has anyone ever told u u look like a young and beardy david byrne?

    GregjpegGregjpegPirms 11 dienām
  • wait 6969688 views someone random else watch this and then no one watch this ever again so i can say haha nice no one else

    Brandon MalscheskiBrandon MalscheskiPirms 11 dienām
  • The "Diving Reflex" don't even work...;(

    i am funnyi am funnyPirms 12 dienām
  • I can hold my breath underwater longer than outside.

    Alexa MoyesAlexa MoyesPirms 12 dienām
  • My record is 4 minutes but I got it In only a hr I think I could go for 6 if I tryed

    Me Not Yo MotherMe Not Yo MotherPirms 12 dienām
  • Is he irish?

    Mollys DiaryMollys DiaryPirms 12 dienām
  • fake,edited

    wexwexPirms 12 dienām
  • Just managed a 3 minute breath hold on land without diving reflex and immediately thought of this video

    alexander Petridisalexander PetridisPirms 13 dienām
  • I held my breath for 50 seconds. You can prolong your breath if you let out the air slowly, bit by bit.

    DarkGhost_ GamerDarkGhost_ GamerPirms 13 dienām
  • Let ... explain: create a professional logo at ...

    Nuno RomeiroNuno RomeiroPirms 13 dienām
  • David Blaine *cough* *cough*

    TheBagelBoy JrTheBagelBoy JrPirms 14 dienām
  • What if you have Asthma is it possible (Im asking you first cause I don’t wanna have an Asthma attack in the water.)

    Marz Essalah15Marz Essalah15Pirms 15 dienām
  • Dude, I can barely hold my breath for 30 sec

    QuackQuackPirms 16 dienām
  • isn't it normal to hold your breath for 4 minutes? I do this in the pool.

    Kevine AraujoKevine AraujoPirms 16 dienām
  • Kkkkk

    GAMEGAMEPirms 17 dienām
  • we actually have the same goggles lol

    AuzzieKidPlayzGamez !AuzzieKidPlayzGamez !Pirms 17 dienām
  • That just made me yell YES and jump out of my seat Good on you

    Nello AgostiniNello AgostiniPirms 17 dienām
  • Brnako actually did 12:11 in competition. He is truly the best

    Ontario FreediversOntario FreediversPirms 17 dienām
  • i can only do 2 mins

    phasma taliperphasma taliperPirms 19 dienām
  • This is what’s called static apnea. Full submerged apnea at deep depths will shorten the said 4 min breath hold. Good on him though.

    Jake IrelandJake IrelandPirms 20 dienām
  • Damn. You inspired me man! Thanks a lot for the filmed real life training example with results. Happy New Year!

    VasiandersVasiandersPirms 22 dienām
  • Someone I know saw someone who lost their bikini in the pool... Let’s just say he held his breath for a loong time

    ModeratorModeratorPirms 24 dienām
  • Water

    LNIGOLNIGOPirms 24 dienām
  • Guys it work my friend is in his swimming pool for days his gonna break the world record of the longest time underwater and his doing it without eating to

  • My best is 6 minutes

  • Hey Which app you use ? Can you please tell me!

    Hollywood movies 2021Hollywood movies 2021Pirms 25 dienām
  • Me when I can only hold my breath for 40 seconds: .... -_- :( D: ;( D; Insert intense crying*

    Kevin LiKevin LiPirms 25 dienām
  • What were your thoughts during four minutes in water

    Nikoloz SuladzeNikoloz SuladzePirms 25 dienām
  • Lol maybe he's using minecraft breathing in water potion

    AshAnimeGachaAshAnimeGachaPirms 26 dienām
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    Michael JohnMichael JohnPirms 26 dienām
  • Lies

    Taylor LannsTaylor LannsPirms 26 dienām
  • My best for the first time is 1:10

    Arthur MorganArthur MorganPirms 26 dienām
  • Aqua man is here

    M.H. NafiM.H. NafiPirms 28 dienām
  • Was the wetsuit really necessary in a pool hahaha

    Shane RyanShane RyanPirms 29 dienām
  • Fake there is cuts

    ZoftZoftPirms Mēneša
  • I think this actually works on my first day I held my breath for 3 min on land and 1.5 mins in a pool

    JJ BAJJ BAPirms Mēneša
  • Can somebody tell me the name of the app cuz I tried searching stamina but don't know which one

    NoobieYAHnoobNoobieYAHnoobPirms Mēneša
    • It’s the George Floyd app

      CoffeeisnecessarynowCoffeeisnecessarynowPirms 26 dienām
  • I tried to hold my breath for the clouds and my best was 2-05 But then I burped like 3 times which increased the time to 2-25. Burps are op

    kristoffer lienkristoffer lienPirms Mēneša
  • i tried this last time when i was 14 years old and i can hold my breath for 5mins on sea the tiknik for that is to relax your body and feel the cold of water on your skin then pass to your brain its same as when you feel like your fur moving sorry im bad at english

    MarshaL GamingMarshaL GamingPirms Mēneša
  • The most i can do is one minute 30 seconds

    DimitrishinesblueDimitrishinesbluePirms Mēneša
  • Hey I just hit 2 minutes and at first I started with 50 sec

    Bright NightBright NightPirms Mēneša
  • Hey I just started today and I already improved 40sec

    Bright NightBright NightPirms Mēneša
  • You can die from doing this!! If your body gets too low in oxygen your brain might stop then the heart,,

    Big BossBig BossPirms Mēneša
  • my record can last my breath only up to 4 minutes

  • 0:00 the best history lesson ever

    OvlovlOvlovlPirms Mēneša
  • I subscribed to you cuz, ii also wanted to learn new skills just like u want not after watching ur videos but before I even heard you EXISTED!!! but I didn't get enough courage and I think your channel will help me a lot

    Shayan AhmedShayan AhmedPirms Mēneša
  • Who else held their breath with him i managed to go from the time he started the timer to when he ended the first training before i felt light headed

    Ashley HousewrightAshley HousewrightPirms Mēneša
  • I once held my breath for 2 minutes cos I’m a swimmer but after getting breathing problems I can’t now and want to beat my two minute record. I got the problems from being underwater too long and giving myself a headache and needing to go to hospital after 👍

    NuChIaS _67NuChIaS _67Pirms Mēneša
  • can i do this im 11

    jessy's kitchenjessy's kitchenPirms Mēneša
  • After a couple tries I did 1:38

    Gyro PlaysGyro PlaysPirms Mēneša
  • Me, as a brass player: tellll meee your secretssss

    Fine SpecimenFine SpecimenPirms Mēneša
  • i can barely hold my breath for 20 seconds 😂

    Boy of steelBoy of steelPirms Mēneša
  • Corona: Looking for his lungs

    Dirk Allen GarciaDirk Allen GarciaPirms Mēneša
  • *Eminem wants to know your location*

    Dirk Allen GarciaDirk Allen GarciaPirms Mēneša
  • Why hold your breathe when you're immortal?

    Dirk Allen GarciaDirk Allen GarciaPirms Mēneša
  • Good job. But shoes on in the couch though....

    Simen PlatouSimen PlatouPirms Mēneša
  • What is the app name?

    Nicolás LozinskyNicolás LozinskyPirms Mēneša
    • Same question

      mitico mitomitico mitoPirms Mēneša
  • i just wanna know how to sing snowman without breathing, man..

    Rejoice Opoku- AgyeiRejoice Opoku- AgyeiPirms Mēneša
  • can someone put a link to that app for apple

    MinecwaftMinecwaftPirms Mēneša
    • Do you know the name of the app?

      mitico mitomitico mitoPirms Mēneša
  • good to film this, but some evident things must be mentioned: for example like, why did you start wearing a wholebody suit at the middle of the video? Its true, and it should be mentioned, that warmer temperature of the water around you allows you to burn out less oxygen. Since you re doing static apnea, you can start and have normal breath cycles in order to hyperventilate. I would personally rather applying no pressure o the exterior inviroment in order to hold my self while i breathold.

    Jacky OfalltradesJacky OfalltradesPirms Mēneša
  • Scammer u are not holding ur nose

    Abdullah HassanAbdullah HassanPirms Mēneša
    • Yeah but he did hold his breath in the water and there was no way to cheat

      mitico mitomitico mitoPirms Mēneša
  • people with asthma: excuse me what the fu

    man from pony up daddy infomercialman from pony up daddy infomercialPirms Mēneša
  • I've realized something like this before!! Like if I'm in the shower and turn on cold water my body just doesn't breathe in when it hits my face. Crazy

    Jay SoulJay SoulPirms Mēneša
    • Bruh that's cool

      mitico mitomitico mitoPirms Mēneša
  • i hold my breath for 30 seconds and im pro lol

    Julio dilu luise JulioJulio dilu luise JulioPirms Mēneša
  • 4:03 Holy smokes, the nostalgia I got when that music played! I remember watching those really weird eyewitness videos in fifth grade science class, 7 years ago! I haven't heard that tune since then, crazy I still remember it!

    Connor DuncanConnor DuncanPirms Mēneša
  • 11:59 this is probably fake, why didn't he use a fast forward and why skip 2 mins?

    KenshKenshPirms Mēneša
    • Idiot, he uploaded the full clip check the description then tell me it’s fake

      ZorakZorakPirms Mēneša
  • A tip: Hyperventilating before holding breath can increase one's threshold. our body reacts to excessive buildup of co2 rather than lack of o2. By washing away a lot of co2 in the beginning, one could stay longer under water, though I am unsure of the dangers involved.

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  • More importantly, WHHHHHYYYY???

    Say What?Say What?Pirms Mēneša
  • Everyone should learn to do this. It could be useful if you were to be tested positive for the virus. Your lungs expand and therefore even when you have the virus it’ll be easier to breathe.

    D SD SPirms Mēneša
  • but i allready started at 2mins 42 seconds

    Dr. Urban DefuserDr. Urban DefuserPirms Mēneša
  • I got 1:46 on my first try, no diving reflex. I've got a long way to go.

    Fearless GDFearless GDPirms Mēneša
  • Omg I started free diving! I'm starting to learn it now!!♡

    MarijaDreamsMarijaDreamsPirms Mēneša
  • I tried doing this and I did it on my second or third try somehow. I was 13 when I did too, not to sound like a complete asshole but I thought it was pretty cool

    Clive ConradClive ConradPirms Mēneša
  • the meaning of dedication is mike boyd

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  • can someone plz tell me what is the name of the app?????

    Richard CastroRichard CastroPirms Mēneša
  • I like how he not only shows his achievements but he also shows his lows where he’s contemplating continuing. It shows that everyone runs into problems and failure and those who choose to continue will reach their goals.

    Korean RamenKorean RamenPirms Mēneša
  • Am i the only one who held the breath for the entire video? LOL! I'm so silly, XD.

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  • 9:13 me pretending to drown to get a reaction out of my family

    Won PeaceWon PeacePirms Mēneša