FFF 144: Mastering Your Mind With Cold Therapy, Breathing & Commitment – with Wim ‘The Iceman’ Hof


Today’s guest is Wim Hof. Also known as The Iceman, Wim is a Dutch extreme endurance athlete. He is renowned for his amazing ability to withstand freezing temperatures. He has set some Guinness world records for swimming under ice, barefoot half-marathon on ice and snow, as well as prolonged full-body contact with ice. To enable him to do all this, he has developed the Wim Hof Method. It’s a combination of cold exposure, breathing techniques, and meditation.

Scott and Wim Hof chat about Wim’s method, his philosophy, his approaches to cold therapy, and some of the benefits.

  • How the whole concept of The Iceman began
  • Accessing your brain to its full potential
  • How getting into cold water can help you do more than you were schooled
  • How getting into cold water can lead to faster recovery
  • Training your mind muscle connection
Quotes & Take-Aways

Deep breathing can change your biochemistry.

Once you learn by going deeper within yourself, you’re able to activate deeper systems and they maintain after you’re going out of the border.

Everybody is inborn, capacitated to do so much more than we are schooled in.

That’s the power of our mind and body. It’s so much more capable than the way we got systemized and sodomized. The way we think we are is changing.

Make use of your divine powers within. It’s an unexplored potential waiting for your awakening inside.

The unlimited mind is the new threshold.

We are not born half, we are born wholly.

The soul is nothing abstract. It doesn’t go by churches or mosques or any religion. The light is here and now. Everybody is born with it. Let’s not lose that. When you lose control over your emotions, you will lose your soul.

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Scott is the owner and founder of Food For Fitness. He is a fat loss coach, speaker and fitness writer with a masters (MSc) degree in Applied Sports Nutrition.