Wim Hof, also known as The Iceman, is a Dutch extreme athlete noted for his ability to withstand extreme cold. He has set Guinness world records for swimming under ice and prolonged full-body contact with ice, and still holds the record for a barefoot half-marathon on ice and snow.
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Wim Hof the "Ice Man" Secrets to Breath Holding and Cold Training for Energy, Immunity & Health!!!
Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler
WARNING!!! If you're trying this method, you must watch Wim Hof's free mini-class first:  https://www.wimhofmethod.com/free-mini-class In this episode, I’ll be talking to Wim Hof, a Dutch daredevil who holds 20 world records for his ability to withstand extreme cold and the co-author of “The Way of the Iceman” and “Becoming the Iceman”. We are going to be talking about using the science and secrets of using breath control and cold training to reclaim your vitality, energy, and health.  We’ll also talk about avoiding space cake, diving into waterfalls, bike rides to Senegal, running in the Arctic, swimming under ice, and what in the world the police and swimming in canals have to do with anything. See you on the inside. (Don't forget to check out Wim's event too - he's coming to the USA! https://www.wimhofmethod.com/activities/wim-hof-experience-san-jose)     Key Points Discussed:   How Wim’s birth was a surprise to his mom and doctors (03:12) The experience of diving into a waterfall in the Ganges (10:40) We are the alchemists within ourselves (16:12) What happens to our bodies when we are exposed to ice? (16:53) Taking cold showers for more energy and happiness (25:21) The breathing technique that heals (31:46) The best breathing exercise for dropping down and relaxing quickly (36:42) Life is in the blood and you can change it (43:10) Boosting the immune system with breath control and cold training (49:32) What is intercostal muscle activity? (57:22)   Additional Resources: The Way of the Iceman Becoming the Iceman  The Buteyko Breathing Method WimHofMethod.com   …….   For free meditations, weekly tips, stories, and similar shows visit: www.InspireNationShow.com   To support the show and get even more great tools, tips, and behind-the-scenes access, visit: www.Patreon.com/InspireNation And to follow Inspire Nation (and the lives of Michael and Jessica) on Instagram, go to www.instagram.com/inspirenationlive
#102: "The Iceman," Wim Hof
The Tim Ferriss Show
WARNING: AS I’VE EMPHASIZED BEFORE, NEVER DO BREATHING EXERCISES IN WATER OR BEFORE TRAINING IN WATER. SHALLOW-WATER BLACKOUTS CAN BE FATAL. Wim Hof (@Iceman_hof) is a Dutch world record holder, adventurer and daredevil, commonly nicknamed “The Iceman" for his ability to withstand extreme cold. He is the creator of the Wim Hof Method and holds more than 20 world records. Wim is an outlier of outliers, as he routinely asks scientists to scrutinize and validate his feats. Here are just a few examples: In 2007, he climbed past the “death zone" altitude on Mount Everest (~7,500 meters) wearing nothing but shorts. In 2009, Hof completed a full marathon above the polar circle in Finland, in temperatures close to −20 °C (−4 °F). Dressed in nothing but shorts, Hof finished in 5 hours and 25 minutes. Hof holds the current Guinness World Record for the longest ice bath, now set at 1 hour 53 minutes and 12 seconds. But it’s not just cold. In 2011, he ran a full marathon in the Namib Desert without water. The run was performed under the supervision of Dr. Thijs Eijsvogels. He can also run at altitude without suffering from altitude sickness. In the same year, he was injected with toxins under doctor supervision and demonstrated that he could effectively control his autonomic immune response. Wim was able to raise his cortisol levels and lower his blood concentrations of cytokines (inflammatory mediators) using solely his meditation and prep techniques. Not only this, but he was able to train others to achieve the same effect… with only 4 days of training!   We dig into all this and more.  I loved this conversation and hope you do, too... All show notes, links, and resources from this episode can be found at http://fourhourworkweek.com/podcast This episode is brought to you by Audible, which I have used for years. I love audiobooks. I have two to recommend right off the bat: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – Perhaps my favorite audiobook of all time. Vagabonding by Rolf Potts – This book had a huge impact on my life and formed the basis for a lot of what has become The 4-Hour Workweek To get your free audiobook and a free 30-day trial, go to Audible.com/Tim. You can choose from the two audiobooks listed above or from 180,000+ audio programs. They offer audiobooks, magazines, newspapers and even classes. It’s that easy. Go to Audible.com/Tim and grab your free audiobook. This podcast is also brought to you by MeUndies. Have you ever wanted to be as powerful as a mullet-wearing ninja from the 1980’s, or as sleek as a black panther in the Amazon? Of course you have, and that’s where MeUndies comes in. I’ve spent the last 2-3 weeks wearing underwear from these guys 24/7, and they are the most comfortable and colorful underwear I’ve ever owned. Their materials are 2x softer than cotton, as evaluated using the Kawabata method. Check out MeUndies.com/Tim to see my current faves (some are awesomely ridiculous) and, while you’re at it, don’t miss lots of hot ladies wearing MeUndies.
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