Ten Minute Cold Shower Challenge

Well I did it. Had a really deep, meditative WHM breathing session, and I spontaneously decided to do the ten-minute challenge that Wim prescribes in the fourth week of his 10-week course. The temperature was slightly higher (around 55-60 F) for the first five minutes, but then lowered it to its ~50F level for the last 5 minutes.…

Learning to Love a Cold Shower

I’ve spent the first few WimHof posts sharing data from inexpensive USB measuring tools while doing the WHM breathing.  But I haven’t talked much about the cold exposure part of the training.  In fact, for a few weeks after learning the breathing and meditation the first time (a few years ago), my wife and didn’t do the cold showers.  It…

Examining WHM with Pulse Oximetry

I’ve gone full-scientist now!  I went ahead and purchased a CMS 50D+ pulse oximeter from Amazon, based on the fact that I found a python script online for pulling the data off of it in real-time via a USB cable, in Linux. I desperately searched for a pulse oximeter that also had temperature monitoring, since it seems…

Studying the Wim Hof Method

As promised in my introductory post, I will start sharing the data I’ve collected from my experience with the Wim Hof Method (WHM).  It’s been a latent fascination for years, but only now have I had the time and focus to develop a proper obsession around it.  I’ve spent that last week doing a couple hours of “meditation” per day, and…