12 Apr #117 – Luke Wills – The Wim Hof Method
Luke Wills is from Mallorca in Spain and explains how he was the one of, if not the first to bring kettlebells into Spain 9 years ago and more recently The Wim Hof Method. We already know that breathing is important to a healthy life and can influence the way we deal with stress and exercise as well as the brainwave it puts us into. What Luke takes us through though is the science behind the Wim Hof Method.
Wim Hof (also known as The Ice Man) is well known for his work with breath as well as his many world records. The Guinness World Record Ice Endurance feat, set at 1 hour and 52 minutes, is not Wim’s only World record. He set 21 Guinness World Records with the most exceptional and unique performances.
Luke explains that there are 3 main pillars behind The Wim Hof Method. Breath, Cold Water Immersing & Mindset. He explains how the cold water immersing is not only good for resilience but also has an array of other benefits like the production of brown fat in the body, reconnection with nature and much more. Luke also goes into how you can immerse yourself in cold water and survive.
We talk in-depth about the methodology and science behind how you can take your longest breath holds from seconds to minutes along with the effects CO2 and oxygen have on the blood, body and sporting performance.
Take a step into the world of cold water plunging, deep breathing and training your mind I this episode with Luke Wills
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