The Man, The Myth, The Wim..
Updated: Jun 26, 2021
You may have heard his name, you may have heard stories about one of his endless amazing accomplishments. Or, you may have never heard of him in your life. Either way, After going through some of the information below, I promise you will find yourself saying "WOW".
Wim Hof a.k.a The Iceman is a Dutch wellness guru, athlete, and influencer known for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures. He has set Guinness World Records for swimming under ice and prolonged full-body contact with ice, and still holds the record for a barefoot half marathon on ice and snow. Apart from these amazing feats, he is also well known for his breathing and mindset methods that have been shown to produce unbelievable results. His methods lean heavily on Sauna and Cold Plunge.
Below are a few resources to give you both an introduction to as well as an education on this enigma of a man.
Here you can find videos and podcasts that he has done with multiple media outlets that have been posted on his website:
*(My personal favorites are the video posted by the BBC and VICE.)
Here are a few articles you can read:
NCBI MEDICAL JOURNAL: Voluntary Activation of the Immune System
Here is the link to his latest book:
Now that you have acquainted yourself with the Wim, take a second and try his breathing method: