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(06-12-2013 03:39 PM)hoops330 Wrote:  Forgot to mention... A cold shower is my number one hangover cure. Anyone else try this?

A cold shower is great for hangovers. Right up there with coconut water.

(06-13-2013 04:17 PM)RichieP Wrote:  I think the trick in winter is have a warm bedroom to come back into. Like even a fan heater so your skin instantly gets warm air on it.

Also, you want to warm up again before you go outside. Dont cold shower then be out the door in 3 mins into the freezing cold. That said cold showers = awesome though.

Walking out of a cold shower to a cold bathroom sucks. I won't do it.
06-13-2013 05:23 PM
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I tried cold showers for awhile, didn't really notice much of a benefit. Maybe the water wasn't cold enough.
06-13-2013 07:37 PM
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Cold water is better for your skin than warm water. I've never washed my face with hot or warm water for this reason. When I shave, I use warm water to soften the hairs and to shave, but finish with cold water and some ice.

I'm gonna try cold showers out. If not for waking you up and giving you a bit of energy, boosting your immune system is always good.

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You guys might see even more benefits/enjoyment from Contrast Showers:

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I've been doing cold showers for about a month now. They're awesome. I put on some heavy metal or Skrillex to get myself psyched to do it. I shower for at least 5 minutes. Afterwards I feel amazing. I'm pumped for the day. Can't go back to normal showers.

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I'm gonna do the thirty day cold shower challenge starting today.

30 Days, 5 minute cold showers.

Who's with me?

If nothing else it will be a great exercise in self discipline.

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I'm in. I usually just do a cold blast but the 5 minute rule will help me to be more disciplined.

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I've always wanted to take a course by Wim Hof. I bet that combining his knowledge with the benefits of cold water therapy may have even greater health applications than we are currently aware of.

http://www.icemanwimhof.com/en-home

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I'm already a few days in. I'm on a island in Thailand where I only have access to cold water.
Oh well, doesn't matter. It's a great refreshener from the constant humid heat.

But the first seconds sucks. My body goes into some kind of a shock and and I start to breathe fast and heavily for 10 seconds before I get used to the cold water.

Feel awesome afterwards.
06-17-2014 03:44 AM
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I've been showering cold for 10 months now. At the beginning it was brutal but you get used to it quickly. Never got a cold ever since.
06-17-2014 04:55 AM
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Where I live sometimes its impossible to get a cold shower in the summer. Bummer.
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(04-10-2012 01:27 AM)Beyond Borders Wrote:  In the mornings, I often take a nice warm shower but then turn it to cold and stand there for a minute just before I get out. Always leaves me super alert. At the very least, I always splash cold face on my face in the morning. Wakes me up far better than coffee ever would.


I do this as well. Better for your pores

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I'll start taking cold showers in the morning.
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(06-16-2014 10:52 PM)Cr33pin Wrote:  I'm gonna do the thirty day cold shower challenge starting today.

30 Days, 5 minute cold showers.

Who's with me?

If nothing else it will be a great exercise in self discipline.

I'm skeptical. But what what have I got to lose by not trying?
As John Niven wrote: "Sometime the hard way is the hard way for a reason."
I'm in.
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A couple of days into doing it properly again. It's winter here and that water is nice and cold.
Tip: if you don't do it for 3-5 minutes until you feel your body get accustomed to it, you're not getting the full benefit. And to be honest I don't feel that normal cold water temperature in summer or tropical climates is cold enough, but there's not much you can do about that.

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(06-18-2014 11:02 AM)Hardy Daytona Wrote:  
(06-16-2014 10:52 PM)Cr33pin Wrote:  I'm gonna do the thirty day cold shower challenge starting today.

30 Days, 5 minute cold showers.

Who's with me?

If nothing else it will be a great exercise in self discipline.

I'm skeptical. But what what have I got to lose by not trying?
As John Niven wrote: "Sometime the hard way is the hard way for a reason."
I'm in.

Day 1.
Overcoming the initial bout of dread, my immediate though upon turning on the water was "Oh dear god!"
Took a minute or so to acclimate, but then proceeded as normal.
Seemed a lot worse when my head was under the water.
I had this strange sensation of pain in my ears afterwards, but it passed with a cup of coffee.
I can't say I felt a massive surge of energy, but it was kind of empowering, and nice to not have the bathroom steamed up.
29 to go.
06-19-2014 09:03 AM
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Took two yesterday. When I first jump in the cold water its pretty intense. I find myself exhaling all loud and long and shaking my body around like I am Micheal J Fox. Then I get adjusted and go on about my normal shower routine.

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I find it extremely hard to take a cold shower first thing in the morning when I just wake up. I don't mind taking them when I have been up for at least 30 minutes or just coming back from my morning Basketball session but other than that it's rough. I'll do a thirty day challenge.

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(06-19-2014 09:33 AM)YoungDominican Wrote:  I find it extremely hard to take a cold shower first thing in the morning when I just wake up. I don't mind taking them when I have been up for at least 30 minutes or just coming back from my morning Basketball session but other than that it's rough. I'll do a thirty day challenge.

I notice it takes some mental prepping to hop in the shower nowadays since I've started taking cold showers. The first 30 seconds suck ass. Once you get past that, it's like you hopped in the pool or the ocean. It will really wake you up.

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Call me a pussy, but I took a cold shower this morning and almost passed out... Never again.
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Any day now they'll be shutting off my hot water here in Moscow. The cold water here is COLD. Not looking forward to forced cold showers...especially when we're wearing coats in June.

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Can't begin to mention how good this feels once the initial shock wears off.

My muscles aren't as sore post-workout and my boners are rock hard.
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I'm trying it now. It feels very good and yes, the boners excel.

Come the winter, perhaps the trick will be to wake up and immediately turn on a mini-heater in the shower room, so that that room is toasty by the time that you get around to taking a shower. In the meantime, pushups and sit-ups, etc.
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(06-19-2014 12:07 PM)presidentcarter Wrote:  Any day now they'll be shutting off my hot water here in Moscow. The cold water here is COLD. Not looking forward to forced cold showers...especially when we're wearing coats in June.

Yeah copy that. The cold water in Russia during summertime is not only cold, it's fucking icecold! If you can handle that you can handle pretty much anything. It almost feels like the water is close to freezing point.

My showers has never been so fast like in Russia last summmer.
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