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Science has now proved the legendary Wim Hof method of breath control and cold training can dramatically enhance energy levels, improve circulation, reduce stress, boost the immune system, strengthen the body, and successfully combat many diseases. While Wim Hof himself has run marathons in -30 degress Celsius in shorts, swum hundreds of meters under the ice, sat in a tank of ice for 90 minutes without his core temperature changing, and boosted his metabolism by more than 300 percent, The Way of the Iceman documents how anyone can use Wim’s methods to transform his or her health and strength quickly and safely.

“After teaching specialized breathing techniques to SEALs for years, helping them focus, stay warm in the cold ocean and get centered in combat, I can attest to the authenticity and power of Wim Hof's methods. Wim Hof is providing a great service with his new book The Way of The Iceman by bringing breath training and simple, powerful health practices into mainstream consciousness.” (Mark Divine, US Navy SEAL (ret), founder of SEALFIT, best-selling author of Unbeatable Mind and Way of the SEAL)

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"I am continuously searching for ways to expand my mind, body and spirit - Wim Hof and The Way of the Iceman have done just that! He shows us that human potential is limitless and we are ALL capable of anything we set our minds to.” (Lewis Howes, New York Times best-selling author of The School of Greatness)

“What fascinates me most about Wim Hof's method is the potential application for athletes.... [T]he science in this book shows that we can all amplify our recovery, maximize our pain tolerance, massively jack up energy levels and even learn to control inflammation...and it can be done without resorting to toxic drugs. In fact, the system outlined in this manual might just be the key to producing a generation of enhanced but drug-free athletes.” (Paul “Coach” Wade, author of Convict Conditioning)

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Interesting introduction but poorly performed

The content of the book is interesting enough: it goes into plenty of detail about the technique and some benefits. However, for the most part it feels like blatant marketing for Wim Hof's seminars, and this is felt throughout.

The performance was also bad. There are some sections which clearly should have been edited out, and for the most part a lifeless reader.

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Only 2 mins of the whole book is actually useful

Let me begin by saying how much Wim Hof is an absolute legend and high performance human. This book gives you a good insight of his character, achievements, and what led him to create this style of high performance mind control.
The stories in this book are inspirational, but what really lets it down is the very small amount of teaching on the actual methodology for Wim Hof technique. It spends a very small chapter telling you how to breathe slowly for 30 breaths then hold your breath on the last breath. It does not go into any more detail, such as how many times a day do you need to practice this for? How many weeks? The psychology behind what you may experience during the course of your breathing exercises.
I feel you can only get that type of teaching from Wim himself.
There are plenty of other audio books out there that go into more detail than this, which also give you a deeper understanding of the technique.
This is definitely worth a listen, but don’t expect to be taught anything super human, or feel like you have a real blue print to run a marathon, topless and in sandals across the arctic circle.

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great book,

explains the method and the background behind it. I would recommend it is you are starting off the WHM.

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The stories are great, but I'm sceptical.

This feels like marketing material rather than an explanation of how to follow the WHM.

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Interesting but hard to follow

very interesting listen, read well but seems to jump between ideas very fast with little explaination or detail into them.

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Recommended

I had heard about Wim Hof from my 23 year old son, however, before he told me about him he had me do a test.

How long could I hold my breath, I tried, I had just over 30 seconds. He asked me to do a breathing exercise and at the end exhale before holding my breath. I held my breath for 90 seconds and I was very relaxed and comfortable.

That Dad, is the Wim Hof technique. Read this book with an open mind, it doesn't offer an miracle cures, just some basic advice that could transform your life. I listened to the book because I wanted to see if it was suitable to give a friend an overview of the technique.

If you doubt any of the "news stories", just do a bit of online research from credible sources.

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Mixed bag.

Some woo woo but generally advancing fitness and well being. Wim is an outlier.

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The narration is below par

Concept and content is good but delivery of the message is very poor. The narration feels forced. Disappointing.

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Interesting listen

I've got to say there is a lot of useful information in this book, especially with regards to self healing.

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Nice detail

So I began cold water swimming and thought I could do with some theory about why it makes me feel great

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-08-19

Could have been one paragraph

Too much fluff. The book is over two hours long but the breathing exercise and cold therapy is covered in less than five minutes, the rest is fluff.

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  • Daniel L.
  • 26-08-19

Just listen to podcast

I was hoping to get more instruction into his method, but it fell short. The book pretty much just said the same thing Hof said on the podcast with Tim Ferriss.

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  • jason ramsey
  • 22-12-19

Another advertisement pretending to be a book

Seems to be a trend now to write a "book" that is actually a promotional for a course you will have to pay for to get the actual techniques the book is superficially about. They call it a book, I call it FRAUD!

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  • Dan Sin City Lynn MA
  • 04-01-19

No info you can't get in 5 min for free on YouTube

This book is so short it shouldn't be called a book at all. This is all covered in YouTube by Win Hof himself. So do not waste a credit or money on this.

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  • Sarah
  • 06-05-20

More of an ad then a book

I am very interested in exploring the Wim Hof method so I didn’t need to be sold on it. This read is mostly testimonials and the origin of the method. They give you one starter exercise at the very end. I am going to try the exercise and take a few classes. If you are interested and short on time, I would jump right into the classes. No need to sell me something I am actively researching and looking to try.

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  • R Castellano
  • 18-11-18

Enjoyable and effective ( :

Inspiring and insightful - fun to test the body! Thank you for sharing : ) highly recommend for everyone

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  • andre
  • 27-11-18

No actual information just self inflated bragging.

Just self inflated bragging. No techniques are taught in this book. Self congratulatory piece of advertisement you pay to listen to.

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  • C Sheffield
  • 05-06-19

Informative

it gave a good overview of the Wim Hof Method and the health benefits associated with it.

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  • Glenda W.
  • 23-03-19

Scientific info supporting WHM

The author takes scientific research and explains it in easy to understand language. Useful info if you are beginning WHM.

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  • LT
  • 02-02-21

Interesting

This book gives some great insight on methods to help the body, why it works, and how it works.

Thank you...