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are you man enough to decide right now to take cold showers for the rest of your life.

I started it in the beginning of 2015 and not a single drop of hot water touched my skin since then.
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In but i pussied out in 2 weeks of cold showers because it was winter
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You're dumb. There's 0 reason to do this.

Want to prove how tough and disciplined you are? Do it in a way that is actually positive and helps you in some way, like running a certain distance or doing a certain amount of pushups.
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are you man enough to fight a bear right now?
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>>35733562
am I "man" enough to willingly torture myself on a daily basis by depriving myself of a basic amenity?

You must be a teenager or something
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I did it for six or so months in 2013, never noticed that much of a difference. I think using less/no soap and product and shit made way more difference to my skin/hair health than the temperature of the water has.
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>>35733562
>be me
>autistic cocoon mode neet
>one day realize it was over a year since I've showered
>brag on /fit/
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>>35733562
>t. guy who lives in californian/australia/florida/somewhere hot and don't know how it feels to wake up cold as fuck every morning during the autumn/winter
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Its actualy much better to shower cold and hot, like you go hot, then cold, then you got hotter then the first time and then colder then firt time. Do this and you wont be sick cuz you will have immune system of a god
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I take cold showers and after that i go to my backyard with only towel on and chill 5-10min in a -25celcius, it can't be good for me tho :D but feels epic.
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>we are having the year 2016 of our lord and savior scoobs
>not being part of the contrast shower master race
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
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I do contrast showers sometimes, I don't know why
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>>35733654
Do retards actually believe this?
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>>35733583
I live in Turkey and it is pretty cold here too. But what I do after a shower, I lay on the floor and do 50 pushups like a man. Not humping a radiator.

>>35733602
One day, I hope I will. If I don't, there is no reason not to see myself as a coward, kidding-oneself, pathetic loser who can survive and live a happy life thanks to modern world.
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>>35733636
kek
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>>35733654
>like you go hot, then cold, then you got hotter then the first time and then colder then firt time.

Tell me this is bait. No one can be this retarded...right guys?
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>>35733562
Im a naturally very energetic person.
No coffee, no caffeine, or any other type of stimulant and I work 16-18 hour days at the hospital and never really tire out.
I like taking cold showers, I like the effects, i tried them for two weeks but dear god, they shot my energy levels through the roof to the point like I was having even more generalized anxiety.
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>>35733562
ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH TO NEVER SHOWER??
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I took cold showers for a a bit you feel like a fucking boss just eating ice cold water bro
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I think i'll try it out

problem is it's cold as shit here
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>>35733562

Cold showers are for beta pu$$eyz

Real warriors take baths with functional toasters; energized water is conducive to gains (source: Broscience, A Journal of Idiocy, Fall 2015).
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>>35733600
Sounds like we have a big sloppy loose vagina who doesn't like the cold hahahhahahahah!
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this meme again?

someone post the studies about cold showers killing gains
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I take cold showers but also nice and long hot baths after work.

>>35735517

you have no gains to kill so don't worry about it.
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>>35735530
>you have no gains to kill so don't worry about it.

why are you talking about yourself in the second person
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>tfw I take showers so hot my skin almost burns
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>>35734124
yes.
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>>35733562
Why?

Hot showers have multiple benefits beyond simple comfort and I'm not worried about proving I'm a man.
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>>35735517
i too would like to read these studies. i'm calling bullshit on any kind of correlation at all, positive or negative.
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>>35733647

i live in socal and it has been dipping into the low 40's upper 30's ˚F at night
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Why the fuck would it matter? Is this another meme about "miraculous" practices like nofap?
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>>35735951
>low 40's upper 30's
You know nothing.
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>>35735545
I used to take baths so hot I couldn't stand up when I got out of them. I had to crawl out and lay on the floor and I even urinated all over the floor once because I couldn't stand up to reach the toilet. I'm a little concerned now I may have hurt myself in some way doing that.
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>>35733562
I tried it, maybe the water is too cold, maybe I'm too much of a pussy but I always can't breath regularly anymore when I take a cold shower
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>>35735979
Heard it's good for backne.
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Because I'm neither autistic nor a bro scientist.
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>>35736013
i lol'd
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>>35733562
What are the benefits of having cold shows?
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>>35736044
imaginary
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>>35735951
Wow man, that's so cold, how can you deal with it?
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>>35735951
that's definitely t-shirt weather, faggot
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>>35736044

The primary one I've seen is the conversion of white fat to brown fat

Since brown fat burns white fat, this is seen as a good thing. However the logic is a bit iffy because if you're not cold otherwise, you've got this brown fat generating heat from white fat, but only when you take a shower

Other than that it's probably better for your skin not to have showers dry out your skin with heat. This is why I alternate. I don't go a full cold shower because I don't think there is enough reason to do so.
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>>35736057

I wear socks in the house because the tile gets cold, and I'm usually wearing a beanie and I have a space heater next to my shitposting station

>>35736070
maybe for you peasants who have been hardened by shitweather over the years
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>>35736107
>not having the mental or physical endurance and weathering to survive in extreme conditions

stay mad, puny disgusting inferior. socal is basically a huge, hot trash bin
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>>35736013
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>>35736107
>using a space heater when you live in a fucking hot desert
Literally babby tier
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>>35736157

even deserts can get cold at night, especially in the winter
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>>35736177
yeah, about 30F. sooooo coooooold
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>>35736177
not if you live next to the beach.

anyone else /trustfundbaby/ here?
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>>35736201

I live 15 minutes inland in a gated community

who /toopoorforbeachhouse/?
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>>35733689
>>35733828

its bania, russian sauna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CVHr8KXjOM

you are in sauna, then you whip yourself and jump to cold water, the you repeat whole process
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>>35736201
I work 160h month and I earn 200$/month after taxes
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>>35736190

Upper midwest here. We had windchills in -10+ for a few days. No fucking way am I gonna take a cold as shower.
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>>35736259
Are you homeless or you live in first world house of plywood kek
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>>35736257
$200/mo or 200k? $200 for full time is slavery.

>>35736212
ya inland 10-15 mins is more ideal imho. you don't have to suffer the beach crowds in the summer and everything is more accessible by freeways.
/irvine/ checking in.
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>>35736257
i dont work and i spend 100e a day on cab fare lol
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>>35733562
Why would I stop having nice hot showers? I only take cold showers when I feel like it.
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>>35733562
>cold showers for the rest of your life
That's really fucking unnecessary and stupid especially in wintertime, enjoy getting every single rhinovirus that you come across.
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I take cold showers too. Gf doesnt. Gf gets flu, colds, etc. I never got sick again. My buddies Who used to go bodyboarding in the morning before classes when we were kids were NEVER sick. I thought they had godly genetics. Then I added 1+1. It does work. Your imune system becomes something else entirely. Downside is that you need a lot of motivation to get out of bed into the cold room knowing that a colder shower is coming... Then under the water I Just go hulk mode, ready to destroy anything in front of me. Get out feeling like the alphaest of males. I recomend it to everyone. I only take hot showers when showering with gf because it's nice too, but afterwards I switch the water to cold Just for myself for a couple mins, and she likes mirin hulk mode. You can diss and call it a meme all you want, but as someone who's been doing this before I came upon this board, i'd tell you to give it a shot for a month for the sake of experimentation
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>>35736621
correlation is not causation
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>>35733600
This actually increases testosterone, believe it or not.
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>>35736796
Hi. My name is Abdul Malik Karim. Can you cite sources? I have heard about this but not sure where.
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>>35736031
This.

I actually tried the last couple of mornings to do the cold shower thing, and fuck, it made me feel like I couldn't breath

The coldest I can go in luke warm
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>>35733562
What are the physical benefits?

I'd be willing to take a cold shower once a week similar to my not eating meat once a week. But what are the benefits?
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>>35736920
More testosterone and improved circulation.
>>35736822
http://www.anabolicmen.com/cold-showers-testosterone/
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>>35736920
Cold exposure may increase expression of brown fat, which produces heat by burning other fat for fuel. The amount and length of cold exposure necessary is not known. Not cold enough to shiver, though.
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so like how cold are we talking for cold showers? Like just not hot or like turn the knob all the way on cold?
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No. Hot showers are the only thing that calms me down after a long day.

I'm not giving them up for miniscule test gains
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Going commando, bottomless or naked at home with a cool thermostat (60-65F) would probably be more beneficial overall than a cold shower.
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>>35737218
ALL THE WAY
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>>35737245
Fuck it, I'll do it.
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I'm not. I've tried, and I am just a sad creature who needs comfort.
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>>35736822
nigga aren't you dead?
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1890772

>The concentrations of testosterone (TS) and other related hormones in serum were examined before and after physical exercise with a bicycle ergometer (90 Watts, 20 min.) and a cold water stimulation in 32 19-year-old males. While exercising, the serum TS level significantly increased by 20.8% (p less than 0.05), the luteinizing hormone (LH) level by 3.6% (p less than 0.05) and noradrenaline (NA) level by 140.0% (p less than 0.01). During cold water stimulation, TS decreased by 10.0%, LH increased by 22.1% and NA decreased by 23.8%. Based on changes in hormone levels within the individual during the loads. there was a significant positive correlation coefficient (r) between TS and LH, and between TS and NA, with r (TS-LH) = 0.399 (p less than 0.05) and r (TS-NA) = 0.481 (p less than 0.05) for physical exercise, while r (TS-LH) = 0.403 (p less than 0.05) and r (TS-NA) = 0.431 (p less than 0.05) for cold water stimulation, respectively.

>These results suggest that physical exercise increases TS level in serum by increasing LH and NA levels, but these tendencies were not found with cold water stimulation.

cold shower fags BTFO
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>>35736134
I east coast here. I lived in socal for a year.. it is literally a collection of all the shit the rest of the country doesn't want. it is a cesspool of failure and degeneracy.
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>>35733562
What meme is this
Why would you meme those
You can't seriously meme these
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>>35736107
You poor thing
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>>35733612
> basic amenity
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Only use soap and shampoo once a week. It prevents your hair from falling out and keeps your skin healthy. Too much shampoo and soap is detrimental.
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>>35736621
>go hulk mode
LOL all i can imagine is an autist stomping around his shower growling like the hulk. GRRRRR HULK SMASH
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I have taken a lot of cold showers (as in all the way cold, no hot water).

You just kind of have to force yourself in the first couple of times. It feels terrible when you first begin, but after about a minute of forcing your body under the water you begin to grow used to it. You feel fantastic after taking them, and supposedly there are a lot of benefits to them (for example increasing your fertility[1]).

It helps your skin and hair stay healthier too. This is because hot water destroys the natural sebum in your skin and hair, which leads to your body overproducing new sebum to replace the lost sebum. This overproduction of sebum then leads to clogged pores which itself leads to acne. It is a myth that hot water opens pores and cold water closes pores. Your pores do not have muscles, and thus cannot open or close themselves[2].

# Sources

[1] http://www.newmalecontraception.org/heat-methods/
[2] https://www.birchbox.com/magazine/article/skin-pores-myths-and-facts
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>>35737043
>http://www.anabolicmen.com/cold-showers-testosterone/
>source
>Poorly worded and broken logic blog post referencing 2 studies which show the effects of heat on the testicles re:testosterone which has been known about since the dawn of medicine

Unless you're taking a shower with the showerhead directly on your balls on full heat for more than 30 minutes you're not affecting your testosterone whatsoever.

Do your research and don't be retarded kids.
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Its whatever

Contrast showers are the real deal
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>>35736796
Bodybuilding.com please go
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>>35733562
Give me a reason why and explain it's mechanism of action. Why does it do what it do?
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Im pretty sure hot showers have a lot more benefits regarding muscle relaxation and recovery. Therefore it's not 'manly' but retarded to pass on them for the rest of your life.

>tfw 8min hot followed by 2min cold showers masterrace
feels good to be on top
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Cold water fucking godlike.

Don't be an autist though. Start warm like you normally would, brush your teeth, clean yourself etc.
Then stand face up under the shower and turn it to maximum coldness.
It will hit you hard. Don't try to breath immediatly because you simply can't.
After 2 seconds start breathing and it becomes enjoyable. Continue showering cold for like 2-5 minutes.
Step out shower, enjoy your day.
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>>35733654
Sometimes it's very hard to handle how retarded /fit/ is considering I'm in medical school.
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>>35733562
Hot water + soap is substantially better for cleaning than cold water + soap. Might as well be spreading dick cheese all over your body the way you're doing it.
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>>35740766
>being this autistic
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>>35737801
>>35737801
underrated post
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>did someone say cold showers?
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I took a cold shower, and now my skin itches. wtf
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>>35737043
no, a real source nigga
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>>35743376
Try actually opening the webpage and clicking on the study links.
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>>35735951
Try waking up in michigan to 0° weather
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>>35735951
lmao try living in chicago pussy
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after all these years on fit i still don't know why the cold showers thing is still such a contentious issue
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>>35745380
they guy's gotta have something to do between making bait vegan and no-fap threads
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ajahn sumedho recommends cold showers at 3 AM, every day
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