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The Wim Hof breathing method has become very popular for good reason. Wim Hof walks the talk using his method to help him secure many world records including:
- Holds 26 world records
- staying submerged in ice for an hour and 58 minutes
- climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts
- ran a full marathon in the Namib Desert without water
…just to name a few of his impressive feats.
Here's some benefits of the Wim Hof breathing method:
- Boosted energy levels
- Lowered stress level (instantly – after each session)
- Your immune system becomes stronger. This will help you prevent illnesses
- Better and quicker recovery after workouts/achievements
- Improved focus and concentration
- Improved sleep quality
- You will get a natural mood booster – (because of the released endorphins aka “love hormones”)
- Better circulation of the blood, preventing clogged arteries
Here's a good video explaining what happens in your body by doing the Wim Hof breathing method.
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So, I've personally incorporated several Wim Hof breathing methods into my own training. I've found them extremely valuable and hope you will take the time to really investigate them further for yourself.
I like this video and posted it as it shows you what happens within the body when you do the Wim Hof breathing method.
I think it's very useful because it explains what's happening within the body more accurately than a lot of information that's out there. Such as, the tingling sensation you feel within your body is due to a lack of oxygen availability, NOT because you have more oxygen within your system.
The Wim Hof breathing method is super effective. But sometimes with so much bro science out there, clarification is necessary to know exactly what is happening physiologically.
★3:20 – The author's breathing is a bit too fast here. See Wim's demonstration at 1:28 for the proper pace. Just to be clear: when the author of the video does the breathing at the proper pace the Pulse Oximeter shows the same results, the same tingling patterns arise and the same phenomenon he describes will occur (increased breathing volume leading to hypocapnia and decreased oxygen availability as per the Bohr Effect*.)
*Definition: The Bohr effect is a physiological phenomenon first described in 1904 by the Danish physiologist Christian Bohr, stating that haemoglobin's oxygen binding affinity (see Oxygen–haemoglobin dissociation curve) is inversely related both to acidity and to the concentration of carbon dioxide. The Bohr effect is the key physiological phenomenon behind what is explained here in this video. You can find more information on that by clicking here.