pre-pro Cold Embrace of Death

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I'm going to make an autobiographical documentary about my need and aspiration for ice baths.
OMG this sucks, my arms still sting. but its kinda funny in a jackass sort of way

 

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I just set up the opening shot.... and my tripod head literally fell into pieces.
SMH. how am i supposed to film this without a tripod
 

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lol I started something. My dad got all the way in for 30 seconds!!! and my ex (not here for me - she’s friends with my parents ugh) sat down for 10 seconds. this is so important to me that im taking the slower road and not jumping in like that just yet.

The consensus is that it's excruciatingly painful. Yeah it’s like a 9/10 on the pain scale.

Edit: to add that hours later my arms still hurt.
Looking forward to doing it again tomorrow.
 
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I used to have to do this when I was in the Navy. For me personally? I found that the key was TAKING MY TIME getting used to it. A little more each day. A little longer each day.

Good luck!
Thanks! That is definitely my approach.
I didnt know that navy did this but thats really cool! Wim Hof was in ice water for SIXTY MINUTES a few months back for his birthday.
Imagine if Jack did this shit from titanic??? He'd still be alive!!! He could have just chilled in that water for an hour lol.

I am just sticking with my arms until its no problem to do 3 minutes.
Amazingly though I stepped inside and stood up to my knees for 4 minutes straight no problem at all!! I could have stayed even longer.

So for whatever reason my feet (that are always cold and in socks!!) had no problem.
Super super bizarre to put my arms in a 90 degree pool afterward. with a 60 degree difference and frozen arms it feels like youre sticking your hands in boiling water lol
 
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Every once in awhile when we knew we'd be swimming in super cold water, we'd have ice water submersion sessions. Three times a week for a few weeks -- sometimes longer -- until we were en route to our destination. According to the Navy, the best way to acclimate is to swim in ice cold water at least once every other day until you're en route. I also learned that cold water can stimulate growth of new stem cells as well as help keep the telomeres of your DNA strands extended which helps keeps you younger in the long run of life. Crazy stuff.
 

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Every once in awhile when we knew we'd be swimming in super cold water, we'd have ice water submersion sessions. Three times a week for a few weeks -- sometimes longer -- until we were en route to our destination. According to the Navy, the best way to acclimate is to swim in ice cold water at least once every other day until you're en route. I also learned that cold water can stimulate growth of new stem cells as well as help keep the telomeres of your DNA strands extended which helps keeps you younger in the long run of life. Crazy stuff.
Yeah everything about it is good for you. That dude Wim Hof Has an immune system so strong that they injected the flu into his bloodstream and he didn’t get sick. I just really needed to reduce inflammation in my spine and I’ll be happy.

I am not fully submerging until my hands stop being so damn sensitive though. I’m taking the slow marathon route not a sprint
 
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