Kirk Krack discusses training the stars of ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ | USA TODAY

Kirk Krack, free-diving coach on "Avatar: The Way of Water," talks about training actors to hold their breath. The film is available now on digital.

RELATED: Kate Winslet jokes about breaking Tom Cruise's record in 'Avatar 2'

There's a few components that go into a top-notch breath-hold, Krack tells us.

The first, he says, is a trained instructor. Breath-holding can be dangerous when done alone, especially in water, so, if you're interested in breath-holding, please do it under the guidance of a certified instructor.

The second, he says, is to do several warm-up breaths before a big hold. These involve inhaling air as low into the stomach as possible without engaging the chest, pausing for two seconds, slowly letting the breath out like a balloon over the course of 10 seconds, then pausing for another two seconds before inhaling again and repeating.

» Subscribe to USA TODAY:
» Watch more on this and other topics from USA TODAY:
» USA TODAY delivers current local and national news, sports, entertainment, finance, technology, and more through award-winning journalism, photos, videos and VR.

#Avatar #Movies #Diving


  1. Making money is an action. Keeping money is behavior, but “growing money is wisdom”. I found this out a week ago after getting a $10,000 return on my $3,000 investment in 7 days.

    1. Wow! How’s that possible please I’ll appreciate your assistance on how to go about it.

    2. Same here, I have made $12,400 profit on investment since I started trading with Nate, he’s really a good broker I have earn lots of profit investing with him.

    3. *I heard a lot of investing with Nate Traill how good is he, please how safe are the profit?*

    4. *I trade with him, The profits are secured and over a 100% return on investment directly sent to you. *

    5. After watching so many YouTube tutorials videos about trading i was still making losses until Nate Traill started managing my investment now, i make $6,800 weekly. God bless Nate Traill his been a blessing to my family.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.