The Off the Ropes Podcast

The Off the Ropes podcast is a weekly show bringing you some of the World's most inspiring individuals, but not just those who have achieved enormous success, specifically those who have endured hardship and adversity and overcame their challenges. Plus, interviews with experts in the fields of neuroscience, nutrition, health, fitness and personal development, extracting their wisdom on how to optimise your performance, fulfil your potential and learn how to get your life 'off the ropes'.
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Jul 24, 2016

Wim Hof is the Dutch pioneer and human guinea-pig affectionately known as the Iceman for his ability to endure extreme cold for prolonged periods of time. The bearer of 26 Guinness World Records for physiology-defying stunts including: withstanding the coldest ice bath for almost 2 hours; climbing 24,000ft of Everest without oxygen and just wearing his shorts; running a marathon in the Arctic circle in shorts; and marathon running in the Namibian desert without water! Remarkable achievements, but feats we can all accomplish with the right breathing techniques and cold exposure. Even more astonishing is Wim’s belief that we can all wilfully control our body’s autonomic immune and nervous system preventing us from, and curing, inflammatory diseases.


You’ll need your mind open for this interview; it might just change your life.


What You’ll Learn:


  • How Wim Hof’s first experience of ice-cold water as an inquisitive teenager changed his life.
  • Why deep-breathing and cold exposure is essential to a healthy life.
  • How to breathe correctly to prevent and cure disease.
  • Why Wim Hof was ridiculed for 35 years for his beliefs and practices.
  • Why he continues to encourage the world to breathe correctly.
  • Why scientists are eager to study the physiology of Wim Hof.
  • How science validates his claims that the autonomic nervous & immune system can be wilfully controlled.
  • Why Wim only eats once a day.
  • Why he is working with Facebook and Google to spread his message.
  • How Wim Hof can turn up his internal thermostat.
  • How Wim controlled his immune response when injected with an endotoxin.
  • How his methods helped him deal with the grief of losing his wife.
  • Why Wim is challenging everything we thought we knew about the human body.
  • What unending quest drives Wim Hof.