By Bad Seed
Female escape artist, Alexanderia the Great, http://www.youtube.com/Alexanderiathegreat doing an underwater breath holding while lifting weights. Alex works to increase her breath hold ability for her next Houdini like underwater escape. Breath hold training using weights forces Alex to work hard while trying to do a static breath hold. This is what other magicians like David Blaine or Criss Angel do to increase their breath holds. To hold your breath for longer periods of time a person needs to be relaxed and comfortable underwater. The more relaxed you are the less oxygen you use. It is very hard to relax when you are bound or tied up with 55lbs of shackles, heavy chains and padlocks and sitting at the bottom of a 10 foot pool knowing that if you do not escape you will drown. Learning to relax while struggling to escape from shackles and chains or a staitjacket is exactly what Alex must learn to do. She will be training in a deeper pool coming up. Alexanderia the Great is training for an upcoming escape artist event called WEAR (World Escape Artist Relay) at the end of October. Look to Alex's channel http://www.youtube.com/Alexanderiathe... for more info about her escape and training for it.