Ep.409 ~ Ice Baths, Climbing Kilimanjaro in Record Time w/ Wim Hof & BioHacking ~ Scott Carney
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Could you imagine climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in record time with no training? How about being injected with a deadly endotoxin and your body has absolutely no reaction to it? Or even just completing more pushups than you ever thought possible with no oxygen in your lungs?
Most people think these are impossible feats. Something only reserved for superhumans or for people that spend years in training. But they are not. All of the aforementioned activities have been accomplished by regular people that apply one simple breathing method, the Wim Hof Method.
Our guest today is an investigative journalist and a long-time student of the Wim Hof Method. When Scott Carney heard about Wim Hof and his wild claims, he went to meet Wim with one purpose….to prove him wrong. After Scott spent a few days at Wim’s mountain house in Poland, he realized Wim and his wacky breathing tactics were the real deal. He was convinced because Scott himself began doing more pushups than he ever had completed with no oxygen in his lungs. He took baths in freezing cold water without getting hypothermia, and if those weren’t enough, Wim took Scott in the dead of winter and they both climbed the tallest mountain in Poland wearing nothing but shorts and boots!
Scott then spent the next six years of his life training with Wim, learning these methods and eventually he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in record time also wearing only boots and shorts and wrote a best-selling book with Wim called, What Doesn’t Kill Us.
Today on the show, Scott talks to us about the Wim Hof Method and how its application helped him gain more control over his body and mindset. He also shares breathing techniques, tips on how to identify false gurus and cultivating your own inner guru when looking to make life changes.
02:16: Who is Scott Carney?
14:20: Why Scott Wanted to Exposing False Gurus
16:53: The Enlightenment Trap
17:23: The Wim Hof Technique
27:59: Native Americans & Ice Baths
32:10: Basic Breathing Pattern & Cold Shower Routine
35:24: Benefits of Breathing & Cold Showers
37:39: The Endotoxin Study
44:04: Holding 29 World Records
46:44: Ice Baths & Testosterone
49:49: Scott Carney’s Breathing & Cold Shower Routine
55:04: Identifying False Gurus
1:02:24: Meditating to Death
1:10:44: Understanding Mindfulness
1:13:16: Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro w/ No Training