Chest Freezer Ice Bathing

I still want to write a post about the WHM Advanced Module itself (not just what I learned from it), but I’m too excited about my new chest freezer. Someone in LA mentioned doing this and I instantly got excited about it, because I’ve found it to be a remarkable burden to do a real…

WHM Advanced Course (Part 1)

Last weekend I attended the two-day “Advanced Course” in LA tailored towards those who want to eventually teach WHM.  If I want to become properly “certified” I need to do a week-long “Master” course in the winter and demonstrate that I understand the science behind WHM and can teach it effectively.  Unfortunately, I won’t be able to…

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…

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…

New WHM Book and Training

A couple things happened at the same time that inspired my re-entry into WHM.  The first was that some people from my job posted about a team polar plunge.  I had been meaning to get back into WHM at some point, and this seemed like good motivation, like my wife signing up for running races…

Working out with WHM Breathing

With a new job and a kid (!) I haven’t had much time for blogging, but I am still finding time to occasionally do WHM meditation.   And, I have been doing high-intensity interval training (HIIT) with the punching bag in my basement and recently started experimenting with alternative breathing patterns.  And it’s been wildly successful!   Almost like magic, my…

The Afterdrop

Well, another exciting couple days in WHM training.   But first something that came up that surprised me and is changing the way I think about the WHM training. Unexpected Wisdom I watched Wim Hof’s fourth week video (of the 10-week course), and Wim was talking about reducing bloodflow to your extremities during cold exposure.  At first…