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
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.
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)
“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)
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:
Notice that this is journal #23.
Each journal documents around 3 months worth of training and notes.
Gorilla Mind Rush + Coffee + Wim Hof = WINNING DAY
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.
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.
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):
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.
Thank you very much.
Have a great day!