The Fast Five Lifestyle

  Scott Carney’s book, What Doesn’t Kill You… mentions something called “the fast five diet”.  It is an official fad diet, which is based around the idea of only eating within a small window each day, and fasting the rest of the time (water, tea, etc okay).  The official diet got its name by making that window…

WHM Advanced Course (Part 2)

Part 1 was written just after I got back from the course, and was focused on what I learned.  This part is going to be more about the experience and higher-level components the course.  But I’m more driven by knowledge than I am driven by experiences, so I procrastinated on writing it after I’d gotten…

How WHM Has Improved My Life

After my last post written for people just learning the Wim Hof Method, someone responded on Reddit pointing out that I didn’t explain what benefits I get from the WHM.  That last post was really targeted for people who already decided to do WHM, but it’s a fair point I should also include some information for those that…

For Those Just Starting WHM

Summary:  This post is really about trying to fill in gaps for people who have already started or plan to start learning the Wim Hof Method (perhaps through the 10-week course).  It’s not really designed to repeat what is in the course, but instead add context to what’s there.  After some feedback on this post, I…

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…

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…