46 Pushups With No Oxygen Thanks To Wim Hof Breathing

The other day I had what they call a ‘PR’, or Personal Record.

Personal Records are the only records that matter to me.

And, since comparing yourself to others is a road that leads to suffering…

Personal Records should be the only records that matter to you too.

Wim Hof Breathing?

Wim Hof is also known as the ‘Iceman’. He’s a remarkable man from Holland.

He holds many records.

This is straight form his website:

  • Running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle, barefoot only wearing shorts
  • Swimming underneath ice for 66 meters
  • Hanging on one finger at an altitude of 2,000 meters
  • Climbing the highest mountains in the world while wearing shorts
  • Running a full marathon in the Namib Desert without drinking
  • Standing in a container while covered in ice cubes for extended periods of time
journal hormetik wim hof
July 17th 2018, my journal of that day. I didn’t train. I just walked and worked after the PR

But the most important thing about WIM HOF is that he has developed a METHOD.

Which means that:

Wim Hof’s skills are transferable.

Anyone can learn to do these things.

Why would anyone want to learn to do these things?

Because these things are difficult.

Doing difficult things require mental and physical strength.

Being strong is GOOD.

STRONG:

MENTALLY

EMOTIONALLY

PHYSICALLY

STRENGTH is the surest way to live a good life.

To clarify what I mean.

You can be Fragile

You can be Resilient/Robust/Strong

You can be ANTIFRAGILE (more on this below)

Wim Hof’s Method is Hormetik

At the core of the things that Wim Hof does is the principle of Hormetism / Antifragility.

Hormetism = Antifragile

ANTIFRAGILE (better than just strong)

From Wikipedia:

“Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk, and uncertainty. Yet, in spite of the ubiquity of the phenomenon, there is no word for the exact opposite of fragile. Let us call it antifragile. Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better”.

The resilient resists shocks and stays the same.

The antifragile gets better.

I want to be antifragile.

I will write more about my personal practice of Hormetism in this blog.

At the core of the Wim Hof Method are:

Breathing (in a special manner)

Cold Exposure

I ignore if Wim Hof practices Intermittent Fasting… Will research this today.

The VIDEO below:

But first, another thing.

On the day of my Personal record (July the 17th) I took two Gorilla Mind Rush capsules with a cup of coffee. These pills did NOT contribute to the record.

From my journals:

journal hormetik wim hof
I have 5 years of journals like this one. Documenting this process I’m sharing in the Blog

Notice that this is journal #23.

Each journal documents around 3 months worth of training and notes.

journal hormetik gorilla mind rush wim hof
The day of the PR I took 2 pills (with coffee). My journals are written in a fluid mix between English and Spanish

Gorilla Mind Rush + Coffee + Wim Hof = WINNING DAY

Every

Single

Time

I’m mentioning these Gorilla Mind pills a lot because they have surprised me.

I’m still amazed at how good they are.

The other day I finished the first 90 capsule bottle.

gorilla mind rush bottle 90 capsules hormetik

This bottle lasted me for two months.

The two most productive months I’ve ever had.

With no negative effects (other than being unable to sleep IF I take 5 capsules with coffee)…

5 pills = ULTRA FOCUS FOR 20 HOURS or more.

Yes…

But be prepared for being unable to sleep and instead WORK!

Not being able to sleep is VERY annoying for me.

So, no more 5 capsules.

1 capsule is usually enough to pump up the day.

Anyway, here’s the video of my PR (Personal Record):

STEPS:

1. Breathe 30 times like this—– Fully in, then let go.

2. On the last breath, exhale (let go, do not force the air out).

3. Do as many pushups as you can with empty lungs. Do not breathe.

4. On the last pushup, breathe in (fully in).

5. Hold that breath for 15 seconds.

6. Exhale.

DONE

Again,

Thank you very much.

Have a great day!

Matias

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