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Cold adaptation frequency

Discussion in 'Cold Thermogenesis' started by Butters, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Butters

    Butters New Member

    Im doing CT adaptation bath again and I wonder how often I should do this.
    Every day? Every second...?
    Im on 10min Cold baths now and need quite some time to warm up afterwards, with feet and hands coldest and needing most time.
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  2. Inger

    Inger Silver

    I think it depends very much on the person, the N=1

    What I do is, I do quick-CT every day, but only a minute or two ;)
    and the temperature is always the same than it was in the night/outside.
    I take a warm shower in the mornings after watching the sunrise, then I dip in my rain barrel.. and after that I stay nude in the morning light for at least another minute or mostly longer.

    I also sleep with wide open window, no curtains, year round, also in freezing temps in winter, and never use heating in my bedroom. So I guess I get kind of air CT in the night too ;)

    I do this, always, religiously.
    I love my morning routine.
    I feel, how it is so good for me.. I just feel it!

    If I take a walk in the woods, I often take short dip/swim in the tiny lake I walk by, but also only a minute or two (in the cold season). I never plan that dip tho, I just take off my clothes and dip in the lake if the water calls me.. and it almost always do....lol I cannot resist that silent voice/invitation ;) :) :)

    I guess you just need to find out what is the best way for you...through testing ;) :)
  3. Brent Patrick

    Brent Patrick Silver

    Nice Inger
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  4. Butters

    Butters New Member

    But Im interested in the real deal cold adaptation thing. So getting the real heat thing up and going.
  5. drezy

    drezy New Member

    Alright. I'm going to channel my paternal German great grandma here. Rumor had it she was an amazonian tall strong woman. Meaning if there was a lineup of 100 women she'd likely be the last one you'd want to get punched by or receive a digital prostate exam from (unless that were your thing -- no judgement zone).

    Here we go, buckle up!

    Lieber Deutscher:
    Tränken Sie Ihren Körper 3-5 Mal pro Woche in 11-14ºC Wasser. 15 - 30 Minuten pro Sitzung.

    Tanzen Sie aus der Linie. Ihr Kind schaut zu.
  6. Sun Disciple

    Sun Disciple AKA Paul...That Call Drop'n Canadian

    Why not start with the basics? Follow the original protocol in the Cold RX. Face dunks then iceblock compresssion then cold baths then work your way upm in time to 1hour 55F. After i could do that I lowered the temp and my time in the tub. After that I acclimitised to the lake temp from october to december. Now im a CT beast. Oh ya and dont forget to eat high protien meal with DHA beforehand for the thermogenic affect.
  7. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

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  8. Butters

    Butters New Member

    Im working the protocols. Cold showers arent bothering me. But the protocols dont mention a frequency.
    Thanks drezy.
  9. kris90

    kris90 New Member

    As often as you can tolerate because CT is non-hormetic.
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  10. Sajid Mahmood

    Sajid Mahmood Administrator

    Is it okay to do CT too close to bedtime ? Thanks
  11. Ski coach

    Ski coach Gold

    I use cool fat burner (sometimes with ice cap) for 1-2 hours before bed. Helps my sleep. If I do tub CT ( i.e. much more intense ) it is better not too close to bed time. However, perhaps if I did it every day, right before bed might be great. Experiment. :)Also it is better to do it at sub optimal time (for your n=1) than not to do it at all .
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  12. kris90

    kris90 New Member

    Absolutely. You will sleep great.
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  13. drezy

    drezy New Member

    I'm with ski coach on this one. If I CT less than 1.5 hours before bed I will likely lose sleep. I've never tried immediately prior to bed though (aka hop out of water and under sheets).
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  14. Sajid Mahmood

    Sajid Mahmood Administrator

    Does CT increase cortisol? If it does, wouldn’t CT be bad idea too close to bedtime if it increased cortisol? Thanks
  15. kris90

    kris90 New Member

    When you're cold adapted, CT does not increase cortisol I believe. The effect is not hermetic. Our body temp naturally goes down at night when we sleep. It's all part of the circadian mechanism of when we uncouple as leptin enters the hypothalamus between 12 AM and 2 AM.
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  16. Butters

    Butters New Member

    Ok. Im back to face dunks again. Id like to start at the beginning of the protocol again, because it did me lots of good one time in the past.
    So I bought a bowl and put it outside on the balcony to cool down in the 0°C ambient temperature.

    So this was day 2 of Face dunks in 3°C water in the morning and evening after big fatty meals. I have no problem with the temperature and need for breathing is dominating. I do 10min of continuous dunking because of that. Water is 6°C when I quit the session.
    So should I proceed for 2 weeks total or go to the ice pack on the body part?

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