The Cold Plunge
What's cold plunging all about? If you're looking for a way to boost your energy, put the espresso and energy drinks down. Cold plunge is a natural way to trigger the production of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine, a critical chemical in the body that helps regulate attention, focus and energy! The key to cold plunge is sticking to a schedule. With a regular schedule/discipline, you'll find plunging easier over time. It's all about building a habit and routine!
Cold therapy has been used in sports medicine for years to help active recovery of your muscles. The physical benefits of cold plunging post workout, or not, are endless. There's no denying the boost of endorphins you get from a cold plunge - improving physical and mental energy!
A few of our favorite protocols:
Step 1: Get into the cold plunge quickly like you would a cold pool. Slide into water and dunk your head immediately.
Step 2: Get comfortable and stay submerged up to your neckline. Breathe. Relax.
Step 3: When you're ready to end your session, dunk your head again. Control your breath and exit the tub safely.
Step 1: Enjoy a 30-minute infrared sauna session on level 9.
Step 2: Towel off, put on swimsuit, and enter the cold plunge room.
Step 3: Enter the cold plunge tub slowly and safely at 43 degrees. Slide down to your neckline. Breathe calmly ( I like box breathing- in for 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds, exhale for 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds).
Step 4: Dry off and dominate your day! You did it! Your body, mind and spirit will thank you!
Dr. Andrew Huberman (of The Huberman Podcast) Protocol
for Fat Loss:
Step 1: Enter the cold plunge at a level that will cause you to shiver after 1-3 minutes.
Step 2: Submerge your shoulders and shiver for at least 60-120 seconds.
Step 3: Exit the tub safely until you feel the shiver slow down or stop.
Step 4: Repeat steps 1-3 again. Try for 2 sets.
Step 4: When you're ready to end your session, dunk your head, and exit safely.