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CRATOS' Journey to 30 Days of COLD SHOWERS

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  1. Cratos

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    It is time to stop being a wussy. Follow me on my journey to 30 days of cold showers.

    Why I decided to do this:

    I've been stressing allot lately. And getting pissed off allot as well. It has been affecting my life in a negative way. Because of this my immune system is weakened, causing me to feel like a weakling. Which i don't like. It hinders my goals in IM and in bodybuilding. This will also help me get out of the shower quickly in the morning, since winter is here. After the 30 days are up. I will still continue to take cold showers until the end of my days. No more warm water sissy shit. Humanity is becoming too domesticated.


    Benefits of cold showers:


    • Enhances your health and strengthens the immune system
    • Elevates your state of mind
    • Decreases inflammation and helps alleviate DOMS/delayed onset muscle soreness (Great for after a workout)
    • Improves hair and skin
    • Increases your testosterone (Another huge PLUS for taking cold showers)
    • Allows you to be conservative by saving time and money (And another BIG PLUS, I love saving money. So I am actually going to be making money here with this journey)


    Day 1: 1st cold shower executed successfully.


    It was a bitch! but damn it felt good after I got out. My head is still feeling a bit weird though. Spent about 4-5 minutes in there.
    My flesh said no don't, it's going to be freakin cold!.. but my spirit said DO IT ! I will be updating the thread everyday. Will let you guys know about the progress and how I am feeling mentally/physically/emotionally/spiritually.


     
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  2. Beven

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    Haha great thread Cratos - I'll be sure to follow!
     
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    I am from England but living in Colombia, I haven't had a hot shower in 1 year. Am I now like super spartan?
     
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  4. Nightly

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    Good luck with this!

    When I was poor, I lost power for 4 months straight, which meant cold showers daily that whole time. It's very doable, but you will be hating yourself the first few times you hop In :p

    I would say after about a week you will get use to It. If you go for 30 days, the cold wont even matter to you anymore. Will just be like a normal shower to you.
     
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  5. Duffers5000

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    I'm taking cold showers for years. It sure wakes me up quick in the mornings but cannot report any super powers I'm afraid. You will soon get acclimatised and get used to it.
     
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    How are you going to prove you took a cold shower? Actually never mind lets not go there.

    I enjoy my hot showers too much I couldn't give them up for cold ones. :)

    Veyron
     
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    Daily full frontal vlogs of course!
     
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    With the nob on cold. :D
     
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    This is excellent, I might have to follow you. I actually got severely burnt last week when an idiot threw boiling hot coffee on me so I've been taking colder showers than normal.
     
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    I must say, you couldn't have created this thread at a better time. I've actually been wanting to do this for quite some time now but never got around to getting it started properly. It's Monday tomorrow and you know what? I'm in! My bathroom is a bit cold, especially in the winter, so it's a bitch to take a cold shower. What's better than team spirit for success!? I hope you don't mind me posting updates in your thread?

    Good luck and I'll be back!
     
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    How awesome. I've been taking cold showers for weeks now since I'm into weightlifting as well. Heard people in Sweden do this too, and they're some of the healthiest people around. They also love coffee and so do I!

    I have noticed your skin gets red since the blood rushes to the surface so it's good for closing pores. And you start to feel warm as your temperature rises to combat the cold. Have fun Cratos!
     
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  12. sonicpunk32

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    You people must be cold blooded or something. If I take a cold shower, my core body temperature would drop, and I'd be sick for the next 48 hours.
     
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    Change the temperature slowly, start with colder showers every day. lets say you shower at 100f lower it by 5f every day until you reach 60
     
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    I'm in for this one for sure!!!
     
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    good luck mate, i'll have a hot shower every morning instead. I know what your going to say.....its tough... how will i manage? well dont worry, you can think of the trouble and difficulty i will be enduring while u have a cold shower.

    WE CAN DO THIS!!!!!
     
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    5 minute cold showers sound like fun!
    I'm going to try it out tomorrow too :)
     
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    Do the showers have to be in the morning?
     
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    i take cold showers for 6 months , hot for 6 months.

    incredible india!

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    Thanks Beven :)

    Yeah I've heard that over there in colombia there is no hot water.. Yes you are now a super spartan. You get tougher skin. And more immune to disease.

    Yeah that is what I am aiming for. For it to feel like a normal shower to me after I get used to it. Then later try an ice bath.

    Well.. you are a super spartan already, that is why. how often do you get sick? or feel stressed?

    lol I can do vlogs if you guys want. I'll have to go and buy a kratos mask or something.

    haha

    ah that must of sucked.. turn the nob as far as it goes to the cold side though. You'll feel great.

    That's interesting haha

    Awesome man, of course I don't mind! Keep us updated here! and anyone else who would like to join in. We can all take cold showers together :) (no homo)

    nicee haha, I love coffee too. And I will try.

    So you've tried this before?

    yeah this would be a good alternative for you sonicpunk

    Thanks for subscribing!

    LOL freakin Panther man..

    ;) awesome! hahaha.. Glad you decided to join in Kinlee, feel free to post here with your results also. This is going to be an interesting thread. Don't let the cold water beat you! :)

    they can be at midnight, morning, afternoon, evening.. doesn't matter. Whenever you prefer to shower. I think it would be best in the morning though. You would start your day off fresh and ready to overcome any obstacles that day awaits you.
     
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  20. prospect7

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    I'm on board for this!

    I can only go like 1" from the center towards cold on my shower dial thing... I started in the middle and every minute I'd crack the cold a bit more. I'm nowhere near the coldest point, I can go like another 2-3" LOL

    Towards the end my whole body was shaking uncontrollably.

    If I kept my head under for more than a second I'd get brainfreeze..

    My penis hates me.

    Is my shower just insanely fucking cold? I'm wondering what fully cranked will feel like haha