Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.
September 7th, 2015
Episode 173 of 396 episodes
WARNING: AS I’VE EMPHASIZED BEFORE,NEVER DO BREATHING EXERCISES IN WATER OR BEFORE TRAINING IN WATER. SHALLOW-WATER BLACKOUTS CAN BE FATAL. Wim Hof (@Iceman_hof) is a Dutch world record holder, adventurer and daredevil, commonly nicknamed “The Iceman" for his ability to withstand extreme cold. He is the creator of theWim Hof Methodand holds more than 20 world records. Wim is an outlier of outliers, as he routinely asks scientists to scrutinize and validate his feats. Here are just a few examples: In 2007, he climbed past the “death zone" altitude on Mount Everest (~7,500 meters) wearing nothing but shorts. In 2009, Hof completed a full marathon above the polar circle in Finland, in temperatures close to 20 C (4 F). Dressed in nothing but shorts, Hof finished in 5 hours and 25 minutes. Hof holds the current Guinness World Record for the longest ice bath, now set at 1 hour 53 minutes and 12 seconds. But it’s not just cold. In 2011, he ran a full marathon in the Namib Desert without water. The run was performed under the supervision of Dr. Thijs Eijsvogels. He can also run at altitude without suffering from altitude sickness. In the same year, he was injected with toxins under doctor supervision and demonstrated that he could effectively control his autonomic immune response. Wim was able to raise his cortisol levels and lower his blood concentrations of cytokines (inflammatory mediators) using solely his meditation and prep techniques. Not only this, but he was able to train others to achieve the same effect… with only 4 days of training! We dig into all this and more. I loved this conversation and hope you do, too... All show notes, links, and resources from this episode can be found athttp://fourhourworkweek.com/podcast This episode is brought to you byAudible,which I have used for years. I love audiobooks. I have two to recommend right off the bat: The Graveyard Bookby Neil Gaiman – Perhapsmy favorite audiobook of all time. Vagabondingby Rolf Potts – This book had a huge impact on my life and formed the basis for a lot of what has becomeThe 4-Hour Workweek To get your free audiobook and a free 30-day trial, go toAudible.com/Tim. You can choose from the two audiobooks listed above or from 180,000+ audio programs. They offer audiobooks, magazines, newspapers and even classes. It’s that easy. Go toAudible.com/Timand grabyour free audiobook. This podcast is also brought to you byMeUndies.Have you ever wanted to be as powerful as a mullet-wearing ninja from the1980’s, or as sleek as a black panther in the Amazon? Of course you have, and that’s whereMeUndiescomes in. I’ve spent the last 2-3 weeks wearing underwear fromthese guys24/7,and they arethe most comfortable and colorful underwear I’ve ever owned.Their materials are 2x softer than cotton,as evaluated using theKawabata method. Check outMeUndies.com/Timto see my current faves (some are awesomely ridiculous)and, while you’re at it, don’t miss lots ofhot ladies wearing MeUndies.
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