BECOMING SUPERHUMAN WITH ICE MAN - Wim Hof
Oh. Everyone. Who is watching this. With. This group in particular here. Are all of our discomfort ah. Seeking. Discomfort. This, is not what I do about it. Don't. Do this at home directly. Like copying, don't, do it these guys are experienced. He's. Able to withstand extreme. Cold this, guy run to the top of Everest in his underwear he says it's easy experts, are baffled how, is, he able to survive wim, HOF. Or, as some of you may know him, - the Iceman. He. Might well be one of the most unique humans, currently. Alive, the, past 20 years he's been breaking countless. Endurance, records mostly, around his ability to resist extreme, cold, temperatures. From. Spending nearly two hours submerged, in ice water without, his core body temperature, changing, to climbing past the Death Zone of Mount Everest barefoot. Wearing, nothing but shorts while, running a full marathon in, the desert of Namibia, without, drinking water he's, surpassed what anyone thought the human body was, capable of over. And over. And for a while that's. What he was known for as the. Iceman the, freak of nature who, breaks impossible. Records but after a series of independent scientific. Studies he's proven, that with his specific training. We're. All capable of pushing our minds and bodies way, past what was thought possible, thank, you and. He calls it the wim HOF method how. Is it possible, for a human being to be exposed. In, an ice bath for, one hour and 44, minutes wim HOF is changing. Scientists. Understanding. Of how the body works. He recently shook, the scientific, community after injecting himself and a few of his students, with the form of an infectious, ecoli, bacteria. We saw less fever he had less flu-like symptoms. And he. Also had lessened concentrations. Of inflammatory. Proteins. In his blood together they fought off the disease the breathing, and meditation both. Of which are major pillars, but his method, leaving, the world confused. And us, like many others. Fascinated. While wim may seem superhuman. And a total anomaly, to the human race there, are now millions of people around the world practicing. His method. His. Records, and his life raises, the question, what, if there is a world of untapped potential and all of us just waiting to, be released an ability to tap into deeper parts of our brain to regain control and will power over. Our own bodies and, do, things we never thought we were capable of before. And so after meeting women in LA a few months ago and hearing about all his claims we were fully intrigued, by the possibility, of unlocking. Our full potential we felt like we had no the choice but to fly out to his training camp in Poland and experience, it in person our, goal was to understand, whether wim is simply a madman, with superhuman, abilities whether he has actually made a groundbreaking discovery about. What the human mind is, capable, of we brought a group of friends and filmmakers, to help capture the process, and even though we arrived in Poland with over three years of experience and seeking discomfort, none of us could have expected, the wild journey for answers we, were about to embark on and. It begins. As. A starter you don't have to wear a t-shirt you can wear a jacket amazing. We, haven't done like the breathing I. Don't, run less that sure let's tackle mate this is good. Midnight. Last night it progressively. Kept getting colder. Wow. Zack. How are you you're refusing to kind of show. Any emotion, about everything, they said that everything that is happening there, is patiently, waiting just, because someone's message is good doesn't mean that the messenger, themself, is like anything special said, you have to fully believe in order for it to work.
That's. Me. I'm. A simple man yet. I'm, going, to change the world we are made to believe that, a whole lot of things a lot of crap is normal, like, war and disease, and mental disorders. Tomato sort, of playful like yeah, that's, life life it can be a tough. Bitch and, all, that shit I don't. Believe that within, four days I will. Bring. You guys into. A state. Of mind more than ever you. Have experienced, people making. You able to go in very stressful, environments. Like. A freezing, cold, mountain. Or, even over-insured. For, hours in, four days it's not like a training, its, awakening. And in. This awakening, we show the world that we have so much more power, already. Here right now and it. Needs just a couple of steps. To. Disc, cover. Welcome, to climbing the mountain. What. Kind of gear are we gonna have yeah. Just a couple. Of spikes under, your shoes and as shorts a little. Short. Yeah. Yeah Shores enough to cover at all you know how long is it gonna take to go up you, don't know oh it, depends on the mountain a mountain in, sunshine, is it very nice you, can stay for hours, there's nothing going on but, you will not do that when there is a wind chill of 100, kilometers it's, like a whip on. You. Don't stay picnicking. While a whip is going on you just want to go as fast as possible, and maybe, it's not even possible, the mountain, is a mirror of our, capacities. Coming, up and, we got so, much more within. Us and the mountain will just bring it out but, before that is going to happen we're, gonna pray lude it we're there a nice splash, you, better be ready are you ready do, you feel ready. Okay. That's. Exactly what I need a natural. Expression, let's. Do, this. You. Want to ring the bells. Right. Off the bat we got a feeling that wim had no intention, of treating us like a regular group normally, he begins by teaching his breathing and meditation techniques. That allow you to cope with the extreme cold but, his most recent study has indicated that, this may, be possible, to be achieved all through, the power of the, mind so instead of training us he thought it'd be an interesting idea for the first day to, start off with a real-life trial of that study by, taking a straight to cliff jumping into. Ice water he doesn't usually do this where we go in without any breath work, he. Doesn't specifically, we've been told if you're in water, without training that, temperature, for three miniature body shuts down yeah I mean all he said was to put on free control so I'm assuming we're about to get really cold I'm down for, the breathing and the training I'm not, down for the jumping with nothing and no training and no breathing, nothing just full-on noobs. All right we are about to go for. Our first adventure with wim to the waterfall, we're jumping from six meters up we have never we have not done any training. Fights. No. No cross right here that is in the long. Time exposure, into. Cold. That. Is the one where, we jump, from down. Into, the ice, water zero. Degrees. And floating. So. It's cold in a normal we're, about to discover. The definition, of, freezing. Your nuts off. What. Do we do. Dude. I've never jumped in cold water why are we doing a cliff jump six meters up freezing. Shovel. Yeah. Haha. Good. Tape a bloody. Good tape yes exist comfort power. Powers. With us as we, were celebrating, completing, his initiation without. Us realizing, it wim was carefully, watching, us and our reactions, were about to completely, determine, how our next three days would. Pan out. I've. Never liked pushing my body like that before like every single voice inside your mind is just like screaming, at you like are you insane, you. Cannot think about nothing, then survive. And when you are in the cold you don't think about you're, indulging, into, your emotion, and you brought a broken, heart and all those things you, just got to survive. Thus. You learned to control your emotion, today when we went to jump off the cliff you said that the anxiety and the fear that we're facing is natural, yes, what, would you say your relationship with anxiety and fear is today. It was great day because, I saw not, only me having. Fun day at the wharf but. You're holding this. Ballgame is going to be good he's coming for days so how I'm dealing with this anxiety there, is no anxiety, there's only power and, that. Power is, going to be ours, and it's gonna be our mind and my challenge these, four days is, to bring you to the food for understanding. By, feeling, of your, of the power of your own mind, and send, that into the world then it is there that, we not point to heaven's door inside. And that, you are the master of your own brain you are the owner of your own brain, got.
That Your own mind your. Own happiness, strength and help is your our first, day in Poland, came to an end without, training we went to bed hopeful that the next day would finally start, preparing for the intense climb up the mountain in three days but. When we woke up we were told at whim and other plans. Normally. I don't. You, I go, gradually, into, step. By step but, not with this group they. Are all about, discomfort. Seeking. Discomfort. Is exactly, what I needed so we, jumped, straight into. The depth which, normally. I do, absolutely. Not it's bringing heart attacks to, people because, the vascular system is is not right but. In this case I could specifically. With this group and, want to try out the, last study, I've shown, that, it is all in the morning, we, are built to, be happy strong and healthy we got all the tools but, they are not awakened. But who is going to wake them up that's. Us, this week we're gonna do things. I've never done because, I've. Been a guinea pig on my life and I, changed the books now. I'm going to do that with yes. Feeling. Here's. The plan, there, is no plan, we. Do whatever whim decides, we, were supposed to have do. Something up here but apparently we're gonna go downstairs to. Figure out what his plan is he tells you to jump in the water you jump in the water if he tells you to sleep, you sleep, if. He wants to slap you in the face you get slapped in the face that's. What a master does. Women. Told me to do that, dude. I. Woke. Up at half past three. And, since then I've been thinking oh shit this is gonna, go a complete different way we don't want a another, vice documentary, who. Wants something new. In. Its ice pack for, you guys, ten. Minutes all, of you set, you mind the latest. Study, showed. We. Are able to tap into the deepest part of the break just at will, we, will show and without you how, to handle, the brain how, to handle, the mind set, your, mind your. Mind will. Make your body able, and survive. From a ten minutes, ice bath as a treat we come back up here and we, have a great. Festival. In the sauna and then you get food okay. Maura. We gotta do breathing. We, make it a short cut because you guys all from. Going out of comfort, into the discomfort. There, is the comfort, I will show you what is comfort. We. Were supposed to learn the breathing techniques to cope with the cold today but he decided to skip. That step and just throw, it straight into call and see if we. Can just put the power of our mind adapt, to it. What. Does that mean man I was freezing when I had my toes in the snow I'm I supposed to sit in the free ice bath. It's. A very long time in ice water. Involves. Breathing. A big, part of it we're. Surpassing, that and just trying to go straight through the mindset, I've, never died, like a school I talk about the breath you know it's a nice. The. Whole point of us being here is to learn. When. I feel like we're just being thrown into shit and, being like the. Power of your mind, just, shut up and, do it when, your house is on fire you'll run fast. You. Don't need to think you go because, adrenaline, is there so. It's like the house is on fire it's not on fire, but you are follow. Me in this and, it's gonna happen begin. To doubt and it is something else is gonna happen so is there something, physically. I do or, something mentally, delenn need to do - like Center. My mind just follow, the breath. Yeah. The. Only thing is don't interfere what, the body is able to do with, what the body is able to do adaptation.
Meditation. Is dynamic. It's, real it's, a deeper part of the brain having, a sufficient, blood, flow, now they studied, mindfulness. Of research and they, saw that within 10 minutes what, we do people. Even, after. Years of training in mindfulness are. Not able to get into you know put, the signs out of there and get back to your sense you, are the one in command over yourself. Got. That. Three. Minutes is hypothermia right yeah. Now. We're doing ten minutes without. Training. Okay. And the last year we were in the water for probably 30 second and I never in my wildest, dreams thought that I could stay in cold water for three more, than like two minutes this is testing every assumption, I've ever made about myself in, the cold I hate the cold and in a way there's like a method to his madness you know at first I was I was mad at him I was like why aren't you training us and then, the other part of me after a while thinking about it was like shit, just happens, in life and you have no control over and there's, no training you just have to like. React the house is on fire what are you gonna do, survival. Actually, surviving, is something that we never do you never have to survive, you. Know you. Have to survive your. When you were living at hyperthermia like if, you lose control over your body you will literally just collapse. I'm already freezing go, down we. Had to pack, on, your thighs. Long. Exhalation, and, let the body do what the body is able to do George interfere, let. It go you. Got it yeah, are. You ready yeah it's. Just talking to Thomas let's have a say. Yes. Here's. What I've come to terms with without. Training without any of this the, only thing we can rely on is our, own mind if we can accomplish this something, that either genuinely, think is impossible right now then, we should be able to push our minds, beyond. Anything else in regular life. Whoa, nice you can do this come. On. Get, them on your thighs touch, feel. The palms of your hands they, are war this. Is the way you learn how. To deal with utmost. Trust. Let. It go you are thinking. Oh. No. Oh. My. God just. How. Do you feel. Hey. Guys your, 10. Minutes like, no preparation, just the power of demands dealing, with stress, severe. Stress, I have never ever seen Thomas like in that much the skin that much pain that much discomfort, like, the. Vein on on his on the side of his neck was just popping I've never seen like that suffering, on a human space yeah I'm so proud of Thomas you, just feel so. Alive. Like. All your primal, instincts, just kick in to, save, you I could do this again and they're just a nice man not born for this weather but fuck it survive. Anything I. Can't. Feel my hands I can't. Feel my feet. Is. It a myth that if you stay a minute and a half to two minutes and freezing water like that you just get hypothermia, there, are people in cooter, collapse, because. They are vascular system, is not right okay you're not in good condition but I prepared, you and you walking. Well now, you, feel good amazing. Just ten minutes, no.
Preparation. Just the power of the mind. Thanks. Around the corner opening up so. Your extremities, the blood from your extermination. From your arms your legs are now mixing in with your warmth or blood. Like. I did not shiver for a second, in the cold water but here you're like my. Entire body is just going. In. The water I was picturing like, headlines, being like youtuber. Loses his hands in Polish I don't, know I was like so scared for, a lot of it like, I in legitimately, thought I was gonna get out and no longer have control of my hands when I get out I couldn't move them I was looking at my hands and they, couldn't I couldn't fold, him in they were stuck here I've never experienced, that before are you proud of yourself though yeah. Definitely I legitimately was, convinced I would get out there's several moments when I was like alright I'm standing up now and what made you stay is probably. You guys like looking around being like if you guys can do it I can do it too what do you think of Thomas he. Sucked. That's. It that's that. Thomas. Was great he, had an issue but. Look how he, got with this focus through. His trauma through. His issue and, you've got an issue you, think looking. At this hey. Man you follow. Thomas, during, this wildly, unpredictable day, wim put us into ice water five times longer than what he ever usually, does with, fully trained, groups and by the end of it we were promised, that the following morning, wim was finally, going to introduce us to his famous breathing technique to help us cope with, a cold. Too, early for this incessant. Coughing. Finally, the breathing is gonna be leading the team for about 45, minutes and. Okay. Are you relaxed. Just. Move your body a little shake it you know you. Get. The shit outta me. I mean, I wake up I'm. Gonna do my best and everybody, is gonna. Possibly. Do, three minutes without air, in the lungs so, think, and feel, as. If, you fill up your belly through. Your mouth or nose doesn't, matter Julian. Then. The chest and, then into your heart and then you let it go. Barely. Chuck, high, letting. Go. Barely. Just, hard. Letting. Go. Barely. Julian. Like the sea. Waves. On, the shore and. Letting, go. Letting. Go is, a round number one if you feel light-headed loosen, the body tingling, it's all alright, breathe. Into it. Intensify. Whatever. You feel, intensify. And three. Boolean. As. We're. Finally, starting to learn the method I think you might be a good time to explain what, it consists, of there's, three, main components breathing. Meditation and, gradual. Cold, exposure and its, main objective is to awaken the deeper parts of the brain that wim claims we've lost control over first. Wims meditation, technique differs from traditional practices.
By Preparing the mind and body to, stay strong and calm during situations of stress when, the fight or flight response is, activated. He, then gradually, takes people through cold exposure, countless. Independent, studies have shown that cold exposure boosts, the immune system, and decreases. Inflammation in. The body which is also why pro athletes, use it all the time for, recovery but one believes the cold can do so much more and lastly, his breathing technique is designed to take deep inhales, and gentler, exhales in order, to take in more air than we're letting out this, allows your body to function at a higher level than normal and can get you to hold your breath for three, to four minutes this. Process, can in some cases cause, a wide variety of physical and emotional, responses. All. Right. Breathe. And. Relax. It's. Deep enough and three, full, yet. Letting. Go. -. For. The end. Letting. Go. 148. Letting. Go. At. Some point I'll just, just. Get me out of my body I. Feel. Amazing, I've, never been able to like hold my breath longer than like 45, seconds so holding it for three minutes was psyche trippy. It. Felt like ten seconds, like. You'd lose track of time like, I'm holding my breath and. Then he's like good that's three minutes. As. We. Thought we were finally going through the full wim HOF method he. Decided to fully flip, the script again and, skip, the rest of the training and go straight to the mountain. Shut. The fuck up and. Let's climb this mountain, it's about do it leave the mountain alone with your pathetic thoughts, over. Done and, now we go up the mountain and do it buddy. Already knows what, it is going up I, guess. It. Is, so. Cold outside and, it's. Snowing and. We're about to climb this mountain hopefully. We'll make it to the top. So. When, decided to completely reverse, the, the whole set up for us so he started with showing. Us the power of our minds and then training, us but even with all of that he still decided to skip day three of training, which is usually more more breathwork and like kind of ice baths and take us straight up the mountain they've never done this with a group before ever, and all the group's they've had here for training is the first time he's done it like this it's, like we're the guinea pigs for it I mean the only thing we can rely on is ourselves at this point like, and each other right like it's just like.
The Verge of being reckless I mean. It is pretty much reckless and I think here in the college is it but I guess we'll see. Already. Here. Let. It snow let it snow let. It snow that, and. Let us go talk, so, that's what we do yeah, there you go hey pep talk is over man we are just going to do it so here it is Oh guys. Know what to do yeah what, is it one, step another. One another. One and then, we reach a talk this is it. Fuck, now, or never. Thomas's. Fuck, is the fig I. Got home. Did. Nobody's, even skiing, that's Hough. Not. Figured it's cold it's, hot it's hot. How. Does this make any fucking sense, somebody tell me please no it doesn't none. Of it does. We take today where it's the worst wetter conditions possible, no shit did, my mom is gonna watch this and she's fucking. Kill me. Fuck. Are we doing it's -, fucking, 3 or 4 Celsius. Climbing. A freaking mountain in Poland right we could be in Hawaii right now you know Kobe. In Hawaii, fuck. It. Can. We cross anyone, right now coming, up or down they, think we're freaking but it's. Just like eight people, shirtless walking, up this reason to thing I mean. Maybe. We should take that advice and do a stop. Okay. Okay. Just focus on like one step at a time that's the only thing that works for me right now I think, about the ocean, two, hours ahead. Of us makes. Me very sad. For. Through the way they're starting. To feel it on my back mostly. But. Just, trying to focus on the breathing and. Just follow winds footsteps. Keeps. You distracted, just thinking of your breath, this is like slow. Pain whereas ice-bath was instant, shock and so if you keep keep. Your calm I think. You can you. Can make it up. Good, job, Bridget. Good. Man, element major. In. An ages it's, a power, of, the moment, coming. To you and. Then suddenly the bear buddy is, able to do so much more. Nice ball with sharp, just. Like a plunger boys. This is getting colder, and. Colder how. Because we're climbing up a mountain as well we're. Getting more tired a little, bit more altitude would, you feel that. That's. A whip straight, to the chest ah. Ah. This. Fresh snow it's. Not helping the situation though, it's. The fingers, feel. Like blocks. So. Fucking. Win, we. Just got to the point when the wind. Is really starting to catch up and there's. Snow hitting, it hard. So. Come look. At these trees. This. Is so crazy. Let's. Go max. Oh. My. God. We're. About 1900, meters in elevation it's, just almost like, it's over it's 5800. Feet and. At. This point that's no. It's. Also possible. Thomas, is gone just, wants to fucking run down there and I second that let's go a few, hundred meters from the mountain summit we got stuck the snow levels were getting up to our waist and making the call to continue, the track to the top became.
Extremely Unsafe, amidst, the intensifying. Weather, conditions. Together. With the windchill he this more than minus 20 and, it. Is impossible to to, go after the, snow. It's gonna be yeah we. Bloody. Did it oh yeah we bloody did it work continuing, past this point would have put us in real danger, but, in our eyes and in Wims eyes we. Did it. It. Took us a silent, climb down of reflection, and a day of warming back up to fully understand, the purpose. We. Began to realize is that Wims objective, this entire week hadn't. Been to teach us his method, but instead to show us that even without it the, human mind is capable of so much more than. We ever thought possible that. We were, capable of so much more than we thought possible and, that no matter what challenge, were going through in our lives we should never lose, hope and underestimate, our ability to shine and, find the strength within us to succeed. We spent the morning after the climb during a group reflection, with wim and he decided to end our trip where, it all began, I wanted, to were complete, yeah, make it full circle and so, now. I want to entice. You, to ballistic, basically, he wants us to take these torches light, them up and walk back to that waterfall that you guys everybody. Jumped off the first day normally. I go, and do not exceed. No. Longer than two minutes in ice water immersion. You. Guys did five times, you. Guys jumped. Directly from, seven meters down even, gainers, I saw, hey. What was going on here, because, you have three years of working. Together or, even more always. Going into, discomfort. That means you have gone out of the normal, way, of thinking, and that made, you for. Me perfect, to be my guinea. Pigs. For, new research. Pioneering. Because. We gotta revolutionize. Something, in this world and show, that we are made of much, more than we think and for, that we have to dive into the telephone yeah that. You, got fear right now cuz. This. Is normal. This, is nature, this, is for the guys who, venture, who pioneer. Who, go past their fear and their, controlled. Way of thinking, they. Go past and show, new ways new, directions. And that, was the aim of these last, four, days you guys did. Bloody, great to, unlock, your potential, we, have given, ourselves, fully. The, last four days to. Show new directions, past fear, and. Past fear there is a lot, more, coming. To us you. Are the new generation you. Are to youth you, got to change this world now only luck your own power, of, your own mind. Because, it's so beautiful. You.