Set Your Forge to a Temperature That Frightens You

Updated: May 10

The psychological benefits only kick in when your anxiety does.

Most people come to deliberate cold exposure for the metabolic benefits.

But that wasn't me.

I started my cold exposure practice with cold showers, because Mike Cernovich recommended them in his popular self-improvement book Gorilla Mindset.

I hated every single second. I used to curse Mike Cernovich and clench my teeth and suffer through every cold shower as if self torture was somehow the secret to my self-improvement.

It wasn't until I read about Wim Hof breathing techniques that I realized:

The real secret to cold water immersion is to r