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    Ok lets start at the beginning- I'm a complete pussy. The cold tap shower water here in CT in winter is straight ice cubes. I can handle it for exactly 2 seconds. But the whole cold shower thing, which was popularized by Wim Hoff, I find it fascinating. Also fascinating to me is that I cannot as yet take a cold winter shower for several minutes. Anyone else here into the idea. There's tons of stuff on the web about it, here's a decent one.

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    Sure.
    Feels great after being in the hottub.
    I'll do it after Karate, too.
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    deyja frŠndr,
    deyr sjalfr it sama,
    ek veit einn,
    at aldrei deyr:
    dˇmr um dau­an hvern.

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    Hmmmmm...

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    I just do it because it feels good.

    Don't know or care about the health benefits.

    Back when we had snow, I'd jump out of the hottub and go roll in the snow.

    Then back in the hottub.
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    deyja frŠndr,
    deyr sjalfr it sama,
    ek veit einn,
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    Ditto here. Straight cold the other 3 seasons, warm shower then cold rinse in the winter. I'm sure KS groundwater temps can't compete with CT or Denmark, though!

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    Meh - I'll stick with my hot showers. I do go to cold afterward, during summer.

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    I'm straight cold in the heat of the summer. I can about think myself into shivering. I have more insulation than some, but way less than most. I second being a cold-water pussy. If I'm dressed for winter, I have no problem, but...
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    Cold showers are bad for your Keto-paleo-cage free-juice diet.
    There are but two seasons. Winter, and preparing for winter.
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    Which is why I do them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFighterZero View Post
    Cold showers are bad for your Keto-paleo-cage free-juice diet.

    Vintage Jimbo, throwing, um, cold water on new age mumbo jumbo!
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