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  • The following questions have been asked by the people who have contacted us. If you have a unique question, feel more than welcome to ask it at the bottom of this page! Thank you for all of your questions thus far!

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  • Do you have to “psych” yourself up to get into the mood to go out in the cold? or is it as natural as going for a walk?

Answer:

  • Wim Hof: “What is the difference between psyching yourself up from diving one meter or ten meters? Ask yourself. The cold sets the bar high when talking about long exposures, so psyching up is absolutely necessary.”

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  • Are there limits to how much cold a person can endure?

Answer:

  • Wim Hof: “Yes there is, but much further than what we would normally think. By toning up our cardiovascular system through gradual cold exposure, we can begin to understand our true potential.”

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  • Can Wim’s methods be used for other ailments?”

Answer:

  • Wim Hof: “The cardiovascular system is the key to feeding the immune system. By making the white blood cells more effective, they can begin to detect infections earlier on and can prevent them from becoming uncontrollable. This could mean preventing most diseases from ever happening!”

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  • Do you feel the cold on your skin or does a point come where you don’t feel it anymore?

Answer:

  • Wim Hof: “It is all about control. When cold touches the skin, willpower and the cardiovascular system are the greatest forces to help withstand and control that cold feeling. The cold requires an opposite and effective force from within.”

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  • What is your mind focused on during these freezing feats?

Answer:

  • Wim Hof: “Control of the sensation; nothing else. It does not make sense to think of anything else. During that time, the only important thing on my mind is dealing with the impact of the cold.”

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  • How well can you withstand heat?

Answer:

  • Wim Hof: “I just ran a full marathon in the desert without drinking water. The entire time, my core temperature remained the same. The cold is a temperature, heat as well, so I have complete control of both.”

Question:

  • I noticed that Wim Hof does several Tummo practices and Yoga positions. What is Wim Hof’s experience with Yoga and other such internal arts? Did this experience influence his decision to become the Iceman?

Answer:

  • Wim Hof: “I know all about yoga, Sanskrit, the asana’s, pranayama’s, Dharana, Dhyana — but the cold is not only merciless, it is a marvelous teacher for both the mind and body.”

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