Your body is capable of doing exceptional things.

Dutchman Wim Hof got his nickname “The Iceman” after he broke a number of records with regards to resisting cold. Some of his feats include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle on his bare feet, and standing in a container while covered with ice cubes for more than 112 minutes.

Wim is convinced that you and I can do it too. You can learn it by following his step-by-step online video course.

Hof had multiple scientists do research on him, and all confirm that although they do not understand what is happening, the results are for real. All over the world, athletes are now adopting his learnings and putting them to use. Dutch MMA Fighter Alistair Overeem recognizes the added value of this unique breathing and training method and states that a constant oxygen supply is critical in mixed martial arts. By adopting Wim’s unique breathing techniques, he was able to bring his improved stamina into the Octagon.

Brian Rose from London Real did an extensive interview with Wim Hof that tells the personal story about the man behind the “Iceman”.

About Wim Hof

Wim Hof (born 20 April 1959), also known as the Iceman, is a Dutch extreme athlete noted for his ability to withstand extreme cold, which he attributes to his Wim Hof Method (WHM) breathing techniques. Hof says that the WHM can treat or help alleviate symptoms of illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, arthritis, diabetes, clinical depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and cancer.

Hof has set out to spread the potential health benefits of his breathing techniques, working with scientists around the world to prove that his techniques work. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America stated that by consciously hyperventilating, Hof can increase his heart rate, adrenaline levels, and blood alkalinity. Hof is the subject of The New York Times bestselling book What Doesn’t Kill Us, which tells the story of how the investigative journalist Scott Carney took an assignment to debunk the WHM but ended up learning Hof’s techniques.

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