Breath Holding and Polar Plunges

WHM Week 6+:  Breath Work in Cold Water So when I went through week 6 and 7 in the online course, it wasn’t clear from Wim’s poor English (in videos and in writing) what you’re really supposed to do.  It turns out I was doing it wrong.  He wants you to do breathing NOT in…

Seven Minutes in Ice

So it’s been a week of ups and downs since my last post about doing the ice bath.  Last week I had a very successful 5-minute soak in water that was below 40 F, and blogged about it with great enthusiasm.  In fact, I suggest reading that first, before continuing. With my newfound confidence in…

Ice Bath FTW

Well I finally did it! I kept stressing about my experience standing in the snow, and that readiness for real ice exposure was so far away.  After a remarkably “comfortable” 10-minute shower the day before, my confidence was high and I had to test where my limit was.  So I bought 32 lbs of ice from…

Standing in the Snow

The last few days since recovering from the stomach bug have been discouraging.  We got some fresh snow about the time I finished the Scott Carney book, and was encouraged to go run in the snow barefoot in the Week 6 video (of the 10-week online course).  Further, Scott recalls in the book about his…

What Doesn’t Kill Us

As referenced in my last post, I purchased this book by Scott Carney and started reading it while I was recovering from my stomach bug: What Doesn’t Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude, and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength I finished it last night, and I gotta say it is a wonderful…

So much for that super-duper immune system…

I think it’s unrelated, but it would be misleading if I didn’t mention it amidst all the candy and unicorns I talk about WHM and immune system improvements. The fifth week of the 10-week WHM course challenges you to do a 10-minute cold shower every day of the week.  I didn’t feel great going into it…

Finding My WHM Mojo Again

So I’m back into the full swing of WHM, and have been pushing myself pretty hard with the cold exposure.  And keeping a diary of the cold sessions.  Keep in mind that I documented a few weeks of WHM training about a year ago, so I am not a newbie to this stuff.  I did…