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.
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.
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.
>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
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
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.
>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
Do retards actually believe this?
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.
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.
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.
Sounds like we have a big sloppy loose vagina who doesn't like the cold hahahhahahahah!
>tfw I take showers so hot my skin almost burns
i too would like to read these studies. i'm calling bullshit on any kind of correlation at all, positive or negative.
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.
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.
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
maybe for you peasants who have been hardened by shitweather over the years
not if you live next to the beach.
anyone else /trustfundbaby/ here?
I work 160h month and I earn 200$/month after taxes
Are you homeless or you live in first world house of plywood kek
$200/mo or 200k? $200 for full time is slavery.
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.
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
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.
>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
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).
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.
>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.
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
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.