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