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How was your CT today?

Discussion in 'Cold Thermogenesis' started by differentstory, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. fitness@home

    fitness@home Silver

    Only 45 minutes tonight. 55 degrees.

    One unexpected benefit is all the insect bites I got on vacation stop itching when I am in cold water.
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  2. Inger

    Inger Silver

    cool :) Have you tried to rub the insect bites with MSM / sulfur?
    That helps when I burn myself on stinging nettles....... I mean it really helps :) I have read it can help with insect bites too......
  3. Daniel Koetter

    Daniel Koetter New Member

    My first non bath tub CT today and it was great! Best part was everyone looking at me like I was crazy. 75 air temp 49F water temp in the Long Island Sound. I had 12 oysters on the beach then did 3 sessions 12-15 minutes each.
  4. fitness@home

    fitness@home Silver

    Third day in a row -
    55 degrees
    45 minutes
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  5. Butters

    Butters New Member

    Yesterday was Leg-Day. Afterwards I did a 35min session cold tub (don't know the temperature) with tap water alone, legs fully in to navel/nippel line under water. Every 5-10min getting new colder water in.
    Than again 3hrs later another session for 40min + 4 ice packs, same procedure. Legs were pumped. Soreness was gone.

    What is the best protocoll to do CT? Legs fully under water and water until navel/nippel level or upper body fully under water with legs resting high and feet out?

    The first option seems to be easier and I don't have to concentrate not to shiver/tolerate it and can do other things during CT, like watching a film or reading.

    Body if one locally want to shed body fat you must expose these areas to the water right? Or say if one want to lower inflammation on special body parts these parts must submerged too!?

    For lowering inflammation and speeding recovery should I go as low in temperature as I can (refering to CT-12 Paleo FX to practise)?
  6. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    drinking more water post work out might be a smarter way to keep your gains.
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  7. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

  8. Butters

    Butters New Member

    Do you mean I should exchange CT for drinking more water? I assume perfect would be doing both thinges.
  9. Lahelada

    Lahelada New Member

    I think he means there is more mileage in drinking more water than there s playing about with minimal temperature changes or square centimetres covered. CT is a cornerstone for fighting inflammation.
  10. Butters

    Butters New Member

    Makes sense.
  11. Butters

    Butters New Member

    What do you guys do during CT?
  12. When in a tub: read, listen to podcasts, watch videos or a movie.
    When in the ocean: swim, free dive, look at the sky and try to meditate.

    Yesterday, I did my first ocean CT of the year. Still only about 45F here, so I kept it short at 10 min.
  13. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    I meditate.......or listen to music
  14. Butters

    Butters New Member

    35mins after leg-workout today in the tub. I watch tv-shows or jack kruse podcasts^^
  15. Butters

    Butters New Member

    35min yesterday, 55-60 degree tap water bath.
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  16. Peertje80

    Peertje80 New Member

    Accidental CT, lost kiteboard and had to go look for it. Stripped wetsuit and walked down the shoreline in long sleeve and bikini. Sun was out, but it was only 45 degrees and wind chill even colder. Didn't realize it was so cold after I found my board 20 minutes later and walked back shivering all over the place. Needed two hands to remain grip on my board. Cannot recommend it.
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  17. Butters

    Butters New Member

    I feel to have to pee more during CT when I eat more Carbs? Could that be? And when why than?

    Wouldn't that mean that carbs a unstructuring water? Something to do with the electron leaking on cytochrome 1?
    Last edited: May 24, 2015
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  18. Butters

    Butters New Member

    I now use CT with a combination from cold tub and CFB use afterwards. The result are very intense sessions, because I always shiver when I put the vest on.
  19. fitness@home

    fitness@home Silver

    After a week from hell I climbed into the tank last night for 40 minutes at 56 degrees. Slept like a baby but woke early at about 4:10 am.

    Going to be doing both floating in the pool (oh blessed sunshine) and CT everyday this weekend. Heck, maybe I'll even break out my ice vest and wear it while floating in the pool ;)
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  20. Cpt.Tired

    Cpt.Tired New Member

    Jack said something like "Your body is getting rid of bad water hoping that you will replace it" (or absorb it maybe?). Having to take a piss during CT is common.
    Just make sure that I'm not downstream from you (lol!)
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