Water of 5 degrees Celsius with ice cubes is great to drink after a long day, but is it as great when you take a bath outside including wind chill factor and an outside temperature of 10 degrees?
Let’s say it was a great experience (the bath) and I hope that this method to achieve the focus to enter a cold environment and stay there for some time, will give me the power to swim more in open water (even if it is cold!) and will make us stronger to cope with cold and extreme conditions.
Why and how: it started with my sport masseur who convinced me to start ending each shower with cold water. This gave me such a boost each morning that after reading about the Wim Hof Method, we did a base course with Rein from Reset Haarlemmermeer, who gave a perfect insight in breathing and stretch techniques. This resulted in taking a cold bath on a bright, but cold afternoon.
Let’s find out if this method will make us stronger, will boost our immune system and if I will jump into open water with less fear 🙂
Some intro to Wim Hof