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RE: Cold Ass Showers
(01-15-2015 03:22 PM)MMX2010 Wrote:  I live in New York and have been taking cold showers for about ten days. I can last ten minutes under what I think is forty degree water. One major benefit is that I can go outside during our current winter weather without a jacket - just my typical khakis, undershirt, and dress shirt.

The two things that get me through it are: (1) imagining almost everyone I've ever known trying to cold shower, and failing miserably, and (2) humming the Veldt theme song from Final Fantasy VI.

I also have weak lower back muscles, which I'm strengthening through Convict Conditioning. Some days, I'll shiver so hard in the shower that I feel those back muscles getting a good workout.

I thought I was the only one who got pumped up to that song.

And yes cold showers are the shit.
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I wouldnt take a full ten minute one in the winter. Your body can go into self preservation mode and start cutting of blood to extremities. I think 5 is enough to clean everything unless you brush your teeth in the shower.

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01-18-2015 10:11 AM
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Cold water can do wonders for you. I've been doing for the last 3 years and everyone should try it. From time to time I take "ice-showers" because I don't have bath lol. I simply put 2-3 bottles of water in the fridge and let them cold till they are cold enough.

Another benefit from it is that it actually helps you to burn fat, especially when you put a special focus on your neck, chess and backs.
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Props to all those who can actually handle cold showers. When I have cold water pouring onto me from above I can't even breathe.
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You must start slowly, start pouring the water on your feet first and then continue all the way up. It's not so easy as it seems and takes time to get used.


(04-01-2015 12:16 PM)civpro Wrote:  Props to all those who can actually handle cold showers. When I have cold water pouring onto me from above I can't even breathe.
04-01-2015 01:59 PM
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RE: Cold Ass Showers
After a week of managing lukewarm-chilly showers, this morning I finally went as low as it can go. I even stayed there for a full ten seconds before rushing out and punching the air out of celebration. I feel like a badass for being able to do this.
04-02-2015 12:01 AM
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(04-02-2015 12:01 AM)Honorable Man Wrote:  After a week of managing lukewarm-chilly showers, this morning I finally went as low as it can go. I even stayed there for a full ten seconds before rushing out and punching the air out of celebration. I feel like a badass for being able to do this.

A full ten seconds?
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i've been taking cold showers for over two years now, and i can say that it is worth trying. i can feel the testosterone bursting through my veins when the deed is done.
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RE: Cold Ass Showers
(04-02-2015 12:01 AM)Honorable Man Wrote:  After a week of managing lukewarm-chilly showers, this morning I finally went as low as it can go. I even stayed there for a full ten seconds before rushing out and punching the air out of celebration. I feel like a badass for being able to do this.

I've started at 10 seconds and been adding a second every day. I'm at 47 now.

Placebo or not, doing something unpleasant first thing in the morning frames the rest of the day quite nicely for me.
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(04-02-2015 10:15 AM)Cr33pin Wrote:  A full ten seconds?
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I sincerely hope you do not actually find much of your personal value in "beating" people who are not competing with you and don't care how long you can arbitrarily stand under cold water as a measure of anything whatsoever. But if you do, I wish you the best of luck.

(04-02-2015 06:02 PM)xtr3m Wrote:  I've started at 10 seconds and been adding a second every day. I'm at 47 now.

Placebo or not, doing something unpleasant first thing in the morning frames the rest of the day quite nicely for me.

This is a great idea, I think I will adopt it. I want to be able to do better than I have done before.
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I've been showering cold for 3months now and can't stand warm showers anymore. i love that burning feeling afterwards and since I've gone cold my acne has gotten so much better.
04-03-2015 07:16 AM
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(04-02-2015 10:49 PM)Honorable Man Wrote:  
(04-02-2015 10:15 AM)Cr33pin Wrote:  A full ten seconds?
[Image: Dr-Pepper-Mountain-Man.jpg]
^^ Me and bear laugh at you (sic) accomplishment^^

I sincerely hope you do not actually find much of your personal value in "beating" people who are not competing with you and don't care how long you can arbitrarily stand under cold water as a measure of anything whatsoever. But if you do, I wish you the best of luck.

(04-02-2015 06:02 PM)xtr3m Wrote:  I've started at 10 seconds and been adding a second every day. I'm at 47 now.

Placebo or not, doing something unpleasant first thing in the morning frames the rest of the day quite nicely for me.

This is a great idea, I think I will adopt it. I want to be able to do better than I have done before.

Calm down guy, I was just joshing ya. I can tell from your username that you are a honorable man. I ment no disrespect.

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(04-03-2015 10:18 AM)Cr33pin Wrote:  Calm down guy, I was just joshing ya. I can tell from your username that you are a honorable man. I ment no disrespect.

We're cool. I'm glad you were joking, I would have been very disappointed with someone who started such a useful thread and then mocked others for participating in it. That said, your post was pretty funny.
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I started cold showers this past mid-January, just to see what it was about.

I set mid-february as my goal.

Started out at 20 seconds, which was all I could stand at first, and felt like a badass afterward. **

(I used the timer app on my phone to make sure I wasn't cheating. Time has a way of crawling when being assaulted with cold January water).

I now know that the first 20-30 seconds is just the initial shock phase (heavy breathing, cursing, etc) after which the body starts to adjust and it gets tolerable.

Over time, I upped the time to 2 minutes, then 3 minutes, then leveled off at 4 minutes which seemed satisfactory.

Once you make it to 5 minutes, it's not difficult to keep going. So, in my opinion, make it to 5 minutes and you can rightfully claim ownership over the cold shower.

Thinking about bold moves I was proud of I made on attractive girls that week was a good way to anchor myself mentally while in the shower. Pre-cold shower anxiety, (as well as the cold itself) is not unlike approach anxiety, and makes approaching easier. Nothing that day will feel colder.

With the arrival of Spring, I'm a little bummed I can't get a decent cold shower like I could back in February.

(**The method I favored, was starting out warm for a couple minutes just to initially wet the skin, then turning all the way to cold. This way is easier because cold water on wet skin is less of a shock than on dry skin. But somehow, I felt doing it this way gives better results/benefits).
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Is anyone else shaving in the shower after a few minutes of exposure to the cold water? I used to do this with hot water and it helped my skin get less irritated, but only a little bit. Now I get almost no irritation and I can even shave my pelvis without any issue. I fucking love cold showers.
04-08-2015 11:33 AM
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Went through a phase when I couldn't get hard with my girlfriend, watching porn or anything. No libido, nothing. Took cold showers everyday incase it was a T level thing (Im really young so i didnt think I was suffering from actual ED). Ended up being a different issue BUT the cold showers made my hair nicer, kept me awake, I was more optimistic and confident, AND my acne pretty much cleared up.

Would recommend to anyone. Keep at it for only a few days and you'll feel the difference.
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(04-08-2015 11:33 AM)Honorable Man Wrote:  Is anyone else shaving in the shower after a few minutes of exposure to the cold water? I used to do this with hot water and it helped my skin get less irritated, but only a little bit. Now I get almost no irritation and I can even shave my pelvis without any issue. I fucking love cold showers.

Oh yeah? For me I tend to nick myself or get an unclean shave (ingrown hairs, uneven, sometimes causes acne) when I take cold showers. I hop out of the shower and wash my face with warm before I shave.
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So to clarify, this thread is about taking cold showers, and not specifically showering your ass with cold water?
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(04-09-2015 08:08 AM)Phoenix Wrote:  So to clarify, this thread is about taking cold showers, and not specifically showering your ass with cold water?

I've been following this thread and doing it for years...and now I realise out that you can do your whole body and not just the ass???? Lightbulb

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Strongly recommend it! Doing cold showers for over 1 year now. Better health/skin/feelings. No more "Muskelkater" after long gym-sessions. Once you get used to it, its not that hard although the first step never gets easy, especially at 5 o' clock in the morning when have to get up for workSleepy
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Does anybody get a voracious appetite after cold showers? I just started a week ago and for the first few days I ate about twice as much as normal. If I didnt eat my mood was pretty irritable. Anyone else experiencing this?
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(03-05-2016 07:57 PM)n0000 Wrote:  Does anybody get a voracious appetite after cold showers? I just started a week ago and for the first few days I ate about twice as much as normal. If I didnt eat my mood was pretty irritable. Anyone else experiencing this?

Yep. Happens to me, though mostly cause it's after I workout.
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Started doing cold showers I am on day 2...

I have always had a high tolerance for cold BUT the 1st jump in seems to be "purely mental" as it takes about 15-45secs for me to just do it and when I do I just stay there...Jump out to soap up then go again.

One thing that is for sure is that it has cut down my time in the shower Smile

P.S...Also on nofap challenge day 5 so should be interesting as I am committed to maintaining both for the rest of my life.

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Since I moved to Bogota in November I have only had ice cold showers. I purposely disconnected the hot water so I have no choice. It 100% icy cold all the time. The water tank is exposed on the roof so its particularly cold in the mornings. Also the shower is tile and I don't heat my apartment. Its fucking cold!

- Great energy after shower
- No more 10/20 minute time wasting showers
- Hair is better, skin is about the same/maybe a little worse
- kick starts your hunger in the morning, I always eat huge breakfasts afterwards
- Higher T, better focus, sleep better

I use to love hot showers but I will never go back, unless to have sex, which is impossible in a cold shower.
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Does anyone start their showers warm then go cold?

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