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  1. #11
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    A friend of mine is a huge advocate of Wim Hof's stuff. I don't know the details, only that he said the ice baths and breathing exercises have greatly improved his health. He's a long time martial arts guy and a good deal of wear and tear. He said it's changed his life from a pain perspective.

    he also thinks it's really boosted his immune system.

    It's been on my list of things that I know I need to try, but the thought of an ice bath seems even less appealing than spooning with Greg in a warm bath of pickle juice.
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  2. #12
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    I've got some "pickle juice" for you.
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  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Nichols View Post
    I've got some "pickle juice" for you.
    Was hoping you'd pick up on the hint. You never disappoint!
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  4. #14
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    I did something along these lines in the shower this morning, after doing sprints for workout. I was dehydrated, hot from running, and had the shower heat up just a hair too high (about the middle setting, but that's too much when you're already sweating), so I felt lousy while shaving. I hopped back in, cranked it all the way to cold, and had a hard time catching my breath as I atood with it pounding my head and chest. Woke me up and jumpstarted recovery, though.

  5. #15
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    For sleep purposes, cold shower does same thing. Not as effective for severe workout recovery. Cold bath helps too

  6. #16
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    When I was a HS wrestler, doing 2-4 workouts a day, I would regularly shower warm to cleans myself, followed by a few minutes as cold as I could stand it. It helped my cool down so I didn't go back to class sweating and stinking and I think it helped my cutting weight and recovery.
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  7. #17
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    Does it matter which way its done when used for showering? I started at a cold temperature then I gradually turned the heat up after sitting under the cold for about 5 min. Is that less effective then starting off at hot then going to cold at the end of the shower?

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  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Faramir2 View Post
    I did something along these lines in the shower this morning, after doing sprints for workout. I was dehydrated, hot from running, and had the shower heat up just a hair too high (about the middle setting, but that's too much when you're already sweating), so I felt lousy while shaving. I hopped back in, cranked it all the way to cold, and had a hard time catching my breath as I atood with it pounding my head and chest. Woke me up and jumpstarted recovery, though.
    I do that every morning. It's the James Bond shower. Start out hot and then for the last 30 seconds to a minute, go cold.

    It's a great way to start the day and it wakes you up quick.

  9. #19
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    I do it the way Greg described. I am a Wim Hoff student and follow what he does. Ideally you want to start out cold and stay cold, no hot. This works for me only if I am not trying to get the muck off, cold water does not work well with soap or shampoo. I do the hot then cold after a work out, standing under the cold much longer than the hot. I found it helps recovery and cuts down on workout pain. I will do the all cold in the morning when I am not using soap. OF course to go whole hog the ice bath is required. I have not got there yet.

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