Cold Shower Challenge

BODY & MINDβ„’ COLD SHOWER CHALLENGE

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COLD SHOWER CHALLENGE ACTIVITY

This week we introduce the 60 seconds cold shower challenge inspired by Wim Hof aka β€œThe Iceman”.

Cold showers have proven to elevate mood, boost immune system and lower the need for caffeine.

CHALLENGE

  • During the next 7 days and take a 60 second ice cold shower once a day

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Post your video and experience in the comments below.

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bart-meacham
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Cold Shower Challenge: I’ve been employing the Wim Hoff Method for 2 weeks now, still trying to integrate my martial art and workout intensives with the breathing exercises. I imagine I’ll be hammering out the subtleties of integration for a long time. I am breaking up the 60 seconds into 2 30 second cold water bursts with a warm water interlude post workout for the challenge. Something you may notice if you integrate the WHM breathing is that when the cold water hits, you will automatically start the breathing method. It almost feels like an autonomic response, incredible stuff.

kenlee_au
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kenlee_au

Hmmm, Cold shower challenge does not work where I am, being summer and all we get warm water out of the cold tap! πŸ™‚ Will put this one off till winter. πŸ™‚

Andrew Hudson
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Not my first cold shower, i started doing these when i joined the academy about 2 weeks ago… feels awesome! nothing else gives me the same feeling of being able to take on the day as these cold showers do!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gy0nfwzlvg

Andy
Member

Cold Shower Part 1
https://youtu.be/1tFE4Tn7IqI

Yianno Koumi
Member

I don’t know if I’m making a mistake as I thought it was cold Shower Challenge this week !! Also do not know how to post videos on the feed so here is my day 2 link
https://youtu.be/A01RWOQ6s38

Andy
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go to youtube – video manager – videos – on the right site you should see a video URL that you can copy, so that it will be embedded into your posts.

Yianno Koumi
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So i decided to do 5 minutes instead of one minute just because Ben Greenfield suggested to do that so i went for it .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-nEq-uyJ2M

Matthew Newton
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Matthew Newton

Day 2 of cold showering. As someone who can sometimes get lost in my thoughts under that warm water, absolutely eradicated under the cold wash. You get what you need to get done quick!

https://youtu.be/24Ohvtjw4UY

Katie Joell
Member

Done the Cold Shower challenge after last week’s free webinar before subscribing to the academy. Now i Cold Shower everyday. Just F**king do it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FzbLORj-eU

Michael Pearcy
Member

Do you feel a difference now that you do it? What’s it like now?

Alex Merry
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lisa-may
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Cerice Berndsen
Member

This was day 4, delayed due to poor internet connection. I missed day 5. Today is day six and will be uploaded later. Awesome job everyone!

Cerice Berndsen
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Jakub Kulinowski
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and day 4th, see u tomorrow πŸ™‚
https://youtu.be/2_fx7kDYFmI

Wilko Schroth
Member

Day 4 – One Minute can be a long time..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Akr9705a-bw

Wilko Schroth
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Unfortunately I can`t edit the comment any more – Looking forward to day 5 πŸ˜‰

Arwa Stone
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Arwa Stone
lisa-may
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Luis Solarat
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Ok! Here is my video filmed on day 3rd of the challenge but actually im on day 5. Im really enjoying this “cheap-cofees” in the morning. Is actually not too bad if you dont resist it! lets see what happens in winter but I will continue all the summer for sure! πŸ˜€

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9SDY96_CvQ

Brian Rose
Admin

Vid not working (from the video dept)

Jakub Kulinowski
Member

3rd day of the challange, and see u tomorrow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7yWB8wqZ94&index=3

Wiktor Kulik
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Wiktor Kulik

Day 4 and 5 – getting easier

Jakub Kulinowski
Member

ok, there comes my first 3 days of cold shower challance. Through first two were just refreshing, 3rd needed more preasance to withstand in peace πŸ˜‰ i think its best thing it teaches. peace, ability of letting go when we are, basicly, in pain. see u the next day!

https://youtu.be/v4SwIpU4Vus
https://youtu.be/mJLRcmsWZBE
https://youtu.be/J7yWB8wqZ94

lisa-may
Guest

I forgot to post this yesterday! Day 4-Boom~
https://youtu.be/oeezW-e0Mqw

Wilko Schroth
Member

Day 3 – The cold showers starts to feel great.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuHYf5PK04g

WoonTan
Member

Here’s my day 1 cold shower challenge video. Its not ice cold but that was cold.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB-KyHWjF-A

Brian Rose
Admin

Nice work Woon!

Arwa Stone
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Arwa Stone
Brian Rose
Admin

Go Arwa! πŸ™‚

lisa-may
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Sean Floyd
Member

Hey Realers!
Love the cold showers! Here’s my first post in the Academy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcGNuBzhYQo

Gonna keep taking them daily!

Brian Rose
Admin

Nice work Sean! Got a little worried when you went to show us the temperature πŸ™‚

Anthony Pop
Member

Feeling refreshed! These showers are great for getting you BACK IN THE ZONE!

https://youtu.be/Z29oK1faC2o

Brian Rose
Admin

Brexit + Cold Shower = UNITY!!

Wilko Schroth
Member

Day 2 of the Challenge – In Berlin it`s very hot today, so the 2nd day it was an easy and refreshing shower. Making Video Selfies is still a strange experience and the much harder part of the game for me..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLSNv6Lc30I

Cerice Berndsen
Member

Day 3, I look forward to it despite still experiencing a bit of “holy shit that’s cold!” but as with most things things that are a challenge to push myself in to, I’m glad I did it when it’s done. It helps that it’s blazing hot here in North Carolina. πŸ˜€
Before:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSCdfS3N8pk

Cerice Berndsen
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Brian Rose
Admin

@cerice-berndsen you’ve got to switch that video to UNLISTED. Don’t be shy!! πŸ™‚

Wiktor Kulik
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Wiktor Kulik

Day 3 – it is getting easier
https://youtu.be/h1zMQxrxZ-k

Michael Schembri
Member

Congrats. Was the advice helpful?

Cerice Berndsen
Member

I’ve been having trouble with my internet connection and YouTube, so here is day 2 post shower…I hope.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvX1RNYnYD8

lisa-may
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Arwa Stone
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Arwa Stone
Brian Rose
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Arwa make sure you put your YouTube link on a separate line so we can play the video without going to YOUTUBE!

Arwa Stone
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Arwa Stone

ok

Dani Bonilla Irulegui
Member

Cold Shower Video!
https://youtu.be/4TPBHLp9OSw

Alexander Dziri
Admin

I like

Lilia Zglavoc
Member

Hi realers. Here is my cold shower video. To be honest I am already used to it as I am doing it for more than a year. I am so excited about these challenges and can’t wait to see your videos. Good luck with cold showers and just keep doing it as it’s getting better every day. πŸ˜‰
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJN1LLkVqWc&feature=youtu.be

Alexander Dziri
Admin

nice Lilia!

Wilko Schroth
Member

Hello London Real, I like the new/ upcoming Format of your Group. And it already motivated me to put the first video I shot of myself ever online. So it is really trashy – but anyway I just show you my cold shower experience and don`t think too much about it πŸ˜‰

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZkmEkr3im0

Brian Rose
Admin

congrats Wilko, your first video and a naked one at that! You now join a long list of great performers… πŸ™‚

Luchia Dragosh
Member

Hey Everyone here is my cold shower video. I usually do that each morning but gradually from hot to cold. This one was straight in the cold water. Although it was 80 degree outside it felt brutal πŸ™‚ in the beginning but after that OMG what a energy. Even with fe hours asleep I feel great. Thanks Brian for making us do this.
https://youtu.be/x51rH0txM8o

lisa-may
Guest

Luchia!!!!! Get it!

Miro
Admin

Pre Shower Green Mile

https://youtu.be/2xf8MpWPA_M

lisa-may
Guest

Dre!!!

Zoe E Fox
Member

Dope!

Miro
Admin
Alexander Dziri
Admin

Stop being so Italian, Cold is King!!!

Brian Rose
Admin

ha ha, love the Straight Outta London. tks Dre!

Arwa Stone
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Arwa Stone

Haha! This is so good! Going to have my cold shower now.

Zoe E Fox
Member

Lisa, you wanted wet hair right? Kevin, you suggested a selfie, Brian you wanted a video huh? so here you go!

https://youtu.be/id2qE4N93Oo

lisa-may
Guest

YES!!!!! GET IT GIRL!

Brian Rose
Admin

Impressive video, thanks Zoe you’re awesome!

Alexander Dziri
Admin

I like the soundtrack;)

Wiktor Kulik
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Wiktor Kulik

Cold shower – petfect preparation for British summer πŸ™‚
https://youtu.be/Z6S7KzTJQh0

Alexander Dziri
Admin

Nice! Possible advice -> deep breathing usually helps

Wiktor Kulik
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Wiktor Kulik

Thx Alex. Only the body reacts by shallow and quick breaths. Unless you mean before entering?

Michael Schembri
Member

i’m not participating in this challenge (wouldn’t be fair πŸ˜‰ ), i’ve done this for five years, day in, day out. I took a cold shower when it was -7 outside (Netherlands) (wasn’t a harsh winter this year… sue me πŸ˜€ ). I really need to go to one of Wim Hof’s workshops one of these days, now that my dutch is better. What i’ve found works for me is to take a deep breath and let it out completely, and using that same breath loosen the tension in your body (particularly in your spine). If you manage to prevent… Read more »

Andrew Watson
Member

https://youtu.be/wytqEET6pRs

Cold but super invigorating!

Alexander Dziri
Admin

great clip!

Wiktor Kulik
Member
Wiktor Kulik

https://youtu.be/EdissCiPXjc
Hope this works better. Catching my breath will take practice

Alexander Dziri
Admin

nice!

Ian Simpson
Member

Good job Wiktor, As you say, “getting control of your breathing is key “. If i may offer some advice. The brain controls the breathing, so you must control the brain first ! Physical preparation is very useful ( Wim Hoff style ) , and try using mental imagery multiple times before – e.g. – its NOT going to be cold, there is NO shock factor, my pulse rate WILL remain low and my mind WILL stay calm and focussed !!- and just relax and try to find that IPS = ” IPS or Ideal Performance State is human state… Read more »

Brian Rose
Admin

Today I went BIG!!
https://youtu.be/KgdUrjaDKRw

Wiktor Kulik
Member
Wiktor Kulik

Need to practice breathing. https://youtu.be/EdissCiPXjc

Brian Rose
Admin

Wiktor hit RETURN before you post the YouTube video so we can watch it on site, try editing it!! tks πŸ™‚

Wiktor Kulik
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Wiktor Kulik

No longer possible to edit the comment, will do with the video tomorrow. Peace

Arwa Stone
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Arwa Stone
Brian Rose
Admin

Nice one Arwa, now that was REAL!

Alexander Dziri
Admin

you did it!

lisa-may
Guest

Zoe, This one’s for you!

https://youtu.be/WkixoXnAEpc

Brian Rose
Admin

Nice work Lisa!

Zoe E Fox
Member

Go Lisa!

Sound so good over there, reminds me of taking showers at my grandads house in Dominica, cold water bust most welcome on those on those hot Caribbean days.

Alexander Dziri
Admin

Melting Ice Cubes was a great move

charlotte meyer
Member

I tried this when Olive introduced it. Can I go on to the next one? This isn’t for me, beside i am shy getting my picture taken in the shower!

Brian Rose
Admin

Come on Charlotte, we’re all doing it! Give us 10 seconds…

Stephen Feeney
Member

Still working on my tech skills. Link to video here. Cheers dudes

https://quik.gopro.com/v/Doo2f4GSag/

Brian Rose
Admin

We need a YouTube link! You can do unlisted if you are shy….but post it pls.

Alexander Dziri
Admin

Looking good Stephen!

Alexander Dziri
Admin
kayneanthony
Member

My cold shower ????. In the words of Wim Hof “feels good”!

https://youtu.be/Kr6GLsSmTHY

Brian Rose
Admin

that’s REAL! Nice work Kayne.

Alexander Dziri
Admin

Next time rap a verse under the cold shower;)

kayneanthony
Member

I like your thinking πŸ˜›

Ian Simpson
Member

My Cold Shower Challenge
https://youtu.be/qYZBdmkqyAY

Alexander Dziri
Admin

You should vlog more man, like your style

Kevin McNamara
Member

Hi guys, the showers here are not overly cold. I have been having cold showers for more than 6 months now but the ‘iceman’ pool where I live is freezing! So I am having an ice cold pool bath for 10 mins. Great for after a run. Cheers guys πŸ™‚
https://youtu.be/0h3wh6vhxyU

lisa-may
Guest

I’ll be sure to do my *really* cold bucket shower after bike ride tomorrow.

Alexander Dziri
Admin

Cool clip Kevin, keep on feeling amazing!

Philip Kastinger
Member

Was singing frère Jacques the whole time to get through it. Felt OK after about 40secs.

https://youtu.be/R0evL8qhpGI

Brian Rose
Admin

Good man Philip!!

Kevin McNamara
Member

Great work Phil!

Wiktor Kulik
Member
Wiktor Kulik

Took me about 40s to catch my breath as well

Alexander Dziri
Admin

Nice work Philip, overcome the small things in order to overcome the big things that matter!

Zoe E Fox
Member

I was too chicken for video so here’s my audio at least
https://youtu.be/V5Hv-0GvvtM

Philip Kastinger
Member

You sound amazinlgy relaxed xD

Kevin McNamara
Member

Great work Zoe! Maybe a selfie pic next time of your face laying in the bath…frozen haha…well done πŸ™‚

Alexander Dziri
Admin

Nice soundtrack;)

Zoe E Fox
Member

My husband is gonna be wondering what the hell I’m watching here πŸ™‚

I don’t have a shower, so it’s going to have to be a cold bath. There is going to be no graceful way to capture a video, but I will capture some audio for sure.

Brian Rose
Admin

Tks Zoe, capture SOMETHING on video for us, we’re all friends here!! :))

Zoe E Fox
Member

Haha maybe next time. I’m gently breaking myself in to this whole video vibe. πŸ™‚

lisa-may
Guest

Zoe I’ve been a member form the beginning and was *very* skeptical of the videos when I first started. They helped to connect you to the others. We have a commonality between us through the video. There’s a trust that develops. There’s an acceptance. I’m not a fan of shower video but Olive, my mentor (don’t tell her I called her that! lol!) and fond NYC comrade, was the first female to post a *video* of her entire cold shower. She posted it on her New York Real youtube channel. Balls that girl~ Look out for my video later today… Read more »

Zoe E Fox
Member

Lisa thank you for your encouragement, you are amazing and I really appreciate that. I am a very shy and private person, until you really get to know me that is! ????

It was a big enough challenge filming my intro video but I promise I will push myself. I did actually record a video but I converted to audio. ????

Johannes Erett
Member

Cold shower from earlier today:

https://youtu.be/ZOAOYyyYPm4

Brian Rose
Admin

Wow that is some hair! Great video these really do pump up your state for sure.

Kevin McNamara
Member

I want your hair Johannes! Haha. Cool work man πŸ™‚

Alexander Dziri
Admin

Ow yeaah Johannes going for it!

Mirko PerovΕ‘ek
Member

hahahahah omg this will be hard for me:))))

Brian Rose
Admin

come on @mirko where is your video!!!

Brian Rose
Admin

Here is my 1st cold shower of the week! SHOW ME YOURS.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWtO0-T82i8

Brian Rose
Admin

And the after effects!! (NOTICE THE GLOW)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEZdOVi0KH8

Kevin McNamara
Member

Great work Brian…leading the charge. It is so invigorating πŸ™‚

lisa-may
Guest

And all in 10 secs! Good to know~

Alexander Dziri
Admin

haha, love that afterglow