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How do you do it?!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 30, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Hi,

How do you people take cold showers?! ...i run straight back out because it ICE cold!

I am a wimp, I know. sigh

Advice?

Thanks

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on September 05, 2012
at 10:53 PM

I meant to add, it also makes your hair super shiny. I think it helps seal the cuticle or something.

E2d885a66875eb01e931d369fac7353c

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on September 05, 2012
at 07:05 PM

I do the cold blast too. They say it closes the pores and helps with acne. So far it's worked for me!

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on August 30, 2012
at 06:57 PM

Arrrg that hurts my boobs just thinking about that!

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on August 30, 2012
at 06:17 PM

I have an old magazine that advocates women submerging their breasts in cold water for 5 mins each morning as a means of keeping things firm. I question the efficacy of such a regimen.

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Bf2291448a06d573f0fdc87cd514e512

on August 30, 2012
at 05:42 PM

I start by strapping on my Nike's. I hit the pavement, running at a pace of an 8 minute mile. As I start to get hot, I know the running is working to heat my body. Drenched in sweat 15 minutes later, I arrive back at my house. I immediately(after I pick out clothes) hit the shower. Anything warmer than lukewarm burns, so I get in to lukewarm water and lower the temperature to the perfect spot(I think it's around 75 degrees).

Nearing the end of my shower, I enjoy a jolt of cold water treatment. I slowly turn the nozzle towards the 'C', until the water turns off. Now, don't get me wrong - this isn't easy. It takes willpower to sit through it. The whole turning off the water takes 20 seconds, and the temperatures reaches a solid 55 degrees or so. When the water comes to a halt, I feel a euphoric godly sensation of awesomeness. I then make breakfast.

This is the running-shower regime of champions, I believe.

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F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on August 30, 2012
at 05:15 PM

I take a warm or hot shower which warms you up, then at the end I do like 10-20 seconds of as cold as I can stand it. It feels amazing afterwards. Like diving into a lake after you've been in the sauna.

Victoria Beckham says she also ends her showers with a jolt of cold to keep her skin firm, so I feel like it might have a beauty component too. Although please never repeat that I quoted Victoria Beckham.

193f00d53ebcb13940c7a55afc78ad17

(1260)

on August 30, 2012
at 06:17 PM

I have an old magazine that advocates women submerging their breasts in cold water for 5 mins each morning as a means of keeping things firm. I question the efficacy of such a regimen.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on August 30, 2012
at 06:57 PM

Arrrg that hurts my boobs just thinking about that!

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on September 05, 2012
at 10:53 PM

I meant to add, it also makes your hair super shiny. I think it helps seal the cuticle or something.

E2d885a66875eb01e931d369fac7353c

(427)

on September 05, 2012
at 07:05 PM

I do the cold blast too. They say it closes the pores and helps with acne. So far it's worked for me!

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Ba09704971e33481f5716c4790648966

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on August 30, 2012
at 05:07 PM

i stand under the water and then after I'm done, I dry myself off

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on August 30, 2012
at 05:27 PM

I think you have to get used to it. I have been taking cold showers for the past decade because my swim coach said it helps us recover from workouts faster. I have no idea whether this is substantiated it or not, but since then I've gotten in the habit of taking them cold. Just jump in and after about 1 minute it's really not as bad. Try to get your whole body covered as soon as possible (head to toes, front to back) and then do a little dance for a minute. After that, it's really not that horrible, and extremely refreshing once you're out.

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on August 30, 2012
at 05:12 PM

Read "The Flinch" by Julien Smith, free ebook. It will shame you into taking a cold shower without complaining :) I can only take cold showers in the summer, I hate anything hot or even warm when it's hot outside, well, my air conditioning is basically non-existant so that has something to do with it. But I sure enjoy warm showers in the winter!

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on August 30, 2012
at 05:57 PM

The only advice that comes to mind; Grow a pair :)

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F59d04be1acdc85dd1e6da34f43dc447

on August 30, 2012
at 05:09 PM

It's easy in the summer! My water temperature depends on the season.

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on September 05, 2012
at 06:47 PM

My roommate forgot to pay the gas bill one day.. started taking cold showers and never looked back.

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on August 30, 2012
at 06:50 PM

I start out warm to hot, shave, stretch, and then gradually lower it to cold. Then I let the cold hit me for a few minutes.

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on August 30, 2012
at 05:15 PM

Depends on where you live, too. I'm in Florida, and the cold water here is lukewarm compared to somewhere up north. It's still cold for a shower, but not the 55F range of temps.

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on August 30, 2012
at 05:06 PM

I don't take cold showers. I take warm (can't stand hot) showers and get out as quickly as possible. You might be able to train yourself by making the water cooler and cooler every week, but I'm not that adventurous. =)

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