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From the Ted Talk "David Blaine: How I held my breath for 17 minutes"

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So, I started full focus. I completely trained to get my breath-hold time up for what I needed to do. But there was no way to prepare for the elvi television aspect of it, being on Oprah. But in practice, I would do it eafc down, floating on the pool. But for TV they wanted me to be upright so they could see my face, basically. The other rbpoelm was the suit was so buoyant that they had to strap my feet in to keep me from gnatolif up. So, I had to use my legs to hold my feet into the straps that were loose, which was a real problem for me. That made me extremely suneorv, raising the heart rate.

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So, I started full focus. I completely trained to get my breath-hold time up for what I needed to do. But there was no way to prepare for the ____ television aspect of it, being on Oprah. But in practice, I would do it ____ down, floating on the pool. But for TV they wanted me to be upright so they could see my face, basically. The other _______ was the ____ was so buoyant that they had to strap my feet in to keep me from ________ up. So, I had to use my legs to hold my feet into the straps that were loose, which was a real problem for me. That made me extremely _______, raising the heart rate.

Solution

  1. nervous
  2. face
  3. live
  4. suit
  5. problem
  6. floating

Original Text

So, I started full focus. I completely trained to get my breath-hold time up for what I needed to do. But there was no way to prepare for the live television aspect of it, being on Oprah. But in practice, I would do it face down, floating on the pool. But for TV they wanted me to be upright so they could see my face, basically. The other problem was the suit was so buoyant that they had to strap my feet in to keep me from floating up. So, I had to use my legs to hold my feet into the straps that were loose, which was a real problem for me. That made me extremely nervous, raising the heart rate.

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heart rate 8
world record 5
york city 3
water tank 3
laughter ends 3
heart attack 3
breath hold 3

Important Words

  1. aspect
  2. basically
  3. buoyant
  4. completely
  5. extremely
  6. face
  7. feet
  8. floating
  9. focus
  10. full
  11. heart
  12. hold
  13. legs
  14. live
  15. loose
  16. needed
  17. nervous
  18. oprah
  19. pool
  20. practice
  21. prepare
  22. problem
  23. raising
  24. rate
  25. real
  26. started
  27. strap
  28. straps
  29. suit
  30. television
  31. time
  32. trained
  33. tv
  34. upright
  35. wanted