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Trying to take my first ice cold shower bros, any tips on overcoming

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Trying to take my first ice cold shower bros, any tips on overcoming fear?
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Tip your inner fedora.
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>>32193828
It's easier to start warm then just turn the heating off
But it's whatever
Jump in faggot
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>>32193828
It's the same as kissing a woman when you're nervous. You literally just man up and jump in Ignoring the potential pain and suffering to come
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>>32193828
take your time to get used to it.

after some time youll not even know if its hot or cold anymore....thats when you die
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Cold showers don't do shit, it's just not cold enough. If you want actual results, you've got to take an ice bath. If you want to meme even harder, cryotherapy.
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>>32193828
but ice is solid
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>>32193828
Start with warm water and slowly turn it colder. Also, control your breathe so you don't get dizzy due to hiperventilation
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>>32193828
Place the back of your head and neck directly under the water. This area helps regulate how your body reacts to temperature. After a minute or 2 of this, the water will feel normal and your body has adjusted to the temperature.

That's the fastest method I've discovered
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>doing uncomfortable things is good for you because of reasons
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>I take cold showers! I have discipline!
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Don't think. Just go in.
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This reminds me I haven't showered today yet
If dubs I'll go take a shower
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>>32194082
>>32193886
>>32194100

M8 I dunno about the test increase claims or discipline but if you actually lifted (which you don't, because oyu're obviously a faggot) you would know cold showers (lowest they go) help speed up recovery and offset DOMS so you can do 6 days a week, at least that's what it did for me

suck a dick faggot
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The first place the water should pour on is your chest, then move it to your hands and shoulders and then your back. At this point you will have gotten used to it. Also rub with your hands the bodyparts where the water is falling directly and move around a little. Use some music if you have to, or dance. Most importantly, don't forget to breathe properly.
Sauce : Have been taking cold showers everyday for 1.5 years
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>>32193828

/fit

how to overcome pain in general ?
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>>32194146
>>32194047

so you're both saying diferent things. is it subjective or bullshit
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>>32194154
If you rub a part of your skin for 20 minutes it'll give you an analgesic effect for about 2 hours
Something to do with pathways of pain or something
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>>32194180
Which one sounds more likely? The asshole who is saying to play music and dance around like an idiot?

Don't fall for the bait anon
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>>32194180
http://lifehacker.com/5571072/know-your-bodys-cooling-spots
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>>32194191

So dick first?
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>>32194226
I guess that works too
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just dance
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>>32194139
They don't and DOMS occur for newbies only... You lack protein or your genes are shit if you get regular DOMS, your supposed to get them like one time per muscle that you start exercising.
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>>32194106
if singles you never shower again
if dubs you take a 3 hour shower
if trips you ask "her" out
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>>32194300
YOURE GONNA GET CHILLY BRAH
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>>32193828
stop being a faggot
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>>32194300
3 hours? Pay my water bill bitch
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>>32194300
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>>32194298
they ABSOLUTLY do and you're spewing bullshit, maybe if you're a casual, 6 month lifter, 6 days a week, go hard every day
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>>32194300
>>32194313
poster has proven he is a fag
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>>32194298
B-b-but I sometimes get them when I change a workout...
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Why do people get so worked up over folks showers who like to take cold showers? Even if it's placebo, it's really nice once you get used to it, especially in the summer.

It's like they project how hard/painful the first few times will be, and thus everyone who does it is a high-wound faggot in their eyes, and to that I say: HA! suck my dick
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bath is better

something about the cold water spraying you makes you feel like shit

just sitting in it is a lot better
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>>32194139

>you would know cold showers (lowest they go) help speed up recovery and offset DOMS so you can do 6 days a week, at least that's what it did for me

[citation needed]

A bunch of athletes doing something they personally enjoy is not evidence btw.
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>I take cold showers
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>>32194448
yeah but in baths you wallow in your filth and that's gross
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I started cold showers for mental reasons:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17993252

>Exposure to cold is known to activate the sympathetic nervous system and increase the blood level of beta-endorphin and noradrenaline and to increase synaptic release of noradrenaline in the brain as well. Additionally, due to the high density of cold receptors in the skin, a cold shower is expected to send an overwhelming amount of electrical impulses from peripheral nerve endings to the brain, which could result in an anti-depressive effect.

there's plenty of studies on other positive effects... and you know what else? THere's studies on the NEGATIVE effects of hot showers, none on cold.

Stop being stupid, just because you can't doesn't mean you should, and just because you can't doesn't mean you go around shitting on a practice that is proven through many scientific studies and JUST word of mouth acceptance that the benefit of cold showers exceeds just getting you clean.
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>>32194463
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0062356

Eat a dick nigger
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>>32194509
>I started cold showers for mental reasons:
I cast protection from fedora tippings on your post you fucking homo
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>>32194139
Jesus chrst this better not be about that dumbshit mayweather and his stupid cold bath. Shit is obvious bullshit. Idiots like you should also try an acid bath. They say Pacquiao did it and it recovered even faster than cryo.
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>>32194523

>The magnitudes of these effects seem to be clinically relevant but may be most applicable to elite sport. There are no data available to determine an optimal method of CWT. Furthermore, there seems to be little difference in recovery outcome when CWT is compared to other popular recovery interventions such as cold water immersion, warm water immersion, compression, active recovery and stretching.

Great, so it doesn't do nothing. Getting so defensive like you are when you post a study that basically just says "yeah, it's nothing spectacular and basically up to individual preference" does you no benefit.
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>>32193828
Placebo
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You should use hot (warm) water to wash off the soap/shampoo on you. What I do is turn to cold in the end of the shower for a while.
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>describing the aversion as "fear"
17 year olds fresh out of highschool had to storm the beaches of normandy but you're afraid of cold water. end yourself
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>>32193828
try yelling or screaming as you step in

works for me
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>>32194612
That's actually pretty powerfull, thanks anon
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Let me lay it down straight, here are the benefits of cold showers:

1. your skin does not dry out as much, and winds up becoming Bateman fresh
2. you get used to cold weather, and as a result, you will be able to brave colder areas better.
3. less heat is used, so you don't spend as much money on heating.

That's it as far as functionallity, I might've missed one or two, but that's about it.

So if you live in a cold area, whant to get used to the cold, want to save money, or want better skin, do it.
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>>32193828
Mirin' wrist bro >>32193844
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>>32194563
>The current evidence base shows that CWT is superior to using passive recovery or rest after exercise
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>>32194700
You forgot
Increase test
burn calories
work out recovery
mental gains in willpower and reduce stress
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>>32194139

What I'm saying is that cold helps. Some slightly cold water from your shower is not cold enough to do anything, though. You need colder temps.
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>>32194700
Broscience
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>>32193887
But ice isn't necessarily colder than water
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You just hop in. It actually feels goo after a few minutes. The hard part for me was nutting up after 3-4 mornings and being stressed for my day.
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It's just cold water jesus fucking christ.

You take a cold shower by turning on the shower with cold water and then taking a shower.
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>>32194139
>you obviously don't lift because you don't take cold showers
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>Wanna take a guess how much I turn my hot water knob. None. I don't even touch it. Haven't in months. Wanna take a guess why? It is because I have discipline and mental toughness, something that is too uncommon nowadays.
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>>32195032
haha I actually love cold showers and a huge advocate for them but this was well crafted
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>>32194509
>beta-endorphins
Christ it's like you don't even want to be alpha
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>>32193828
Wait until summer to start doing it.
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I read a study (don't ask me to cite it, I lost it) that basically said both warming and cooling your muscles after exercise (e.g very cold or very warm bath/shower) helped your muscles recover. The cold was better but by a miniscule amount. If you're not a pro athlete for whom that amount would matter, and if you're not in it for the supposed test boost, you'd be better just having a nice hot bath
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>>32195621
Skin nigga
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>>32193871
Yea just do it. Pain is invevitable but it is the experience that counts
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