what does?

what does IST think about the wim hof method? why arent you doing it?
the breathing makes me feel really good but i heard the cold showers kill your gains

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i have head the cold showers only kill your gains if you do them after the training. i used to do them for like 3 months or so. i did not notice any lasting effects. for me they feel similiar to the breathing. lasts for like 20 minutes max and then everything is back to normal

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The cold showers is more of an endurance thing and learning how to push yourself through uncomfortable things. If you start with a short cold shower then Linnear progress to as long as you can.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think his bacterial resistance stuff is more impresive. you should start to get on that for increased recovery between workouts

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was doing WHM breathing everyday for a while now I only do it once in a while. I like it.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do the cold showers thing and haven't really noticed any benefit. It's a nice way to cool off after my saunas.

    The breathing was the quickest and best improvement to my cardio gains.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you're really into it it'll do wonders for you. That's the power of placebo and an increase in your heartrate

    I do cold showers every day and I'm a NEET failure. Haven't really been sick since I started tho

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Quite nice actually, it's a meditation technique
      withstanding hypothermia level of cold for hours isn't a placebo.
      It takes time and training but at a certain threshold the cold becomes warm (feels like water changes heat). Like anon said previously it helps you push through uncomfortable things

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. I have not had to breathe for over a year and if I dip my testicles into water I can turn it into ice.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's great. I do recommend

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lol
    >almost die while practicing cold water dive, forget to keep eyes open, lids freeze shut under cold water, can’t see exit hole under ice, almost drown

    >go to hospital cause you wash your ass in public fountain and nearly blow out rectum from trying to use high pressure spout as bidet

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this is one of the many reasons why i find this guy to be a legend

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have cold showers during the warm half of the year

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    there are a variety of breathing techniques like this

    the art of breathing hasnt really penetrated western culture at all

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The only breathing I know Valsalva and Hook Maneuver

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        .

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        there's a book called Breath by James Nestor that is fantastic and goes over many different types of breathing and the physiological changes from each as well as their limitations and dangers

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i use techniques from this book everyday. taught me to breath from the bottom of my lungs rather than from my chest. i do 4-7-8 before bed most days too. haven’t really gotten into the Butekyo stuff though

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think the people that worship him are stupid, I live in an area where it's miserable cold for almost half the year and you can literally just get used to it without any gimmicks. However, no amount of breathing technique is going to save you when you stay outside a bit to long and your skin starts freezing, frostbite is a truly miserable experience.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it feels pretty cool

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The breathing is good. I like it and it has helped me to hold my breath for 4 minutes.

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