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Inside the Superhuman World of the Iceman

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Wim Hof first caught the attention of scientists when he proved he was able to use meditation to stay submerged in ice for 1 hour and 53 minutes without his core body temperature changing. Since then, he’s climbed Mount Everest in his shorts, resisted altitude sickness, completed a marathon in the Namib Desert with no water and proven under a laboratory setting that he’s able to influence his autonomic nervous system and immune system at will. Almost everything Wim has done was previously thought to be impossible - but he’s not a freak of nature. To demonstrate that any human can learn his methods, Wim offered to teach Matt Shea and Daisy-May Hudson to climb a freezing cold mountain in their shorts without getting cold. But when Matt and Daisy signed up for the training, they had no idea that the so-called Iceman was planning to lead them on a psychedelic journey across Europe that circled the chasm between science, spirituality and mystery. Sally Donatello - Photographer Watch Next: The Giants of Iceland - http://bit.ly/1fJjOUL Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our Tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vice Check out our Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/vicemag
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chris stath (4 days ago)
i just was watching the JRE podcast on this guy absolutely enlightening ! this guy is a great teacher ! anyone remember the movie from the 70's Andromeda Strain ?> they totally touched on this about changing the ph in the body thru rapid breathing its real science !!!
25:46 🤣.... 🤔 Great point. *Puts on shorts...*
Person Person (6 days ago)
Your stimulating your body with oxygen to simulate life threatening exsistential crisis people had daily in the old days. Surviving in a cold mountain or bad dieases that could kill
T Gill (8 days ago)
Real human Breen
meliodas (9 days ago)
la cancion final esta en español, me desconcerte dije "todo el video en ingles y una cancion en español" que esta pasando
Gustavo Frias (9 days ago)
Esto es todo mentira!!! lo mismo que los K'
Egaal Osman (10 days ago)
This dudes gonna end up with pneumonia
Monica Gonzalez (11 days ago)
and thanks Gary Nelson for sharing your experience here below! :-)
Monica Gonzalez (11 days ago)
Great! I want to know more to increase my inmune system. Thanks for this video!
Daniel Tapia (11 days ago)
I've been practicing this for years. It works 100%
Tomasz Dabrowski (12 days ago)
First he's like ( forget destiny ) then a while later he's like ...it's all about Destiny . Lol
Brendan Hughes (14 days ago)
Awesome!
Cesar P (14 days ago)
Exellent!
michael sabella (15 days ago)
I dont do Wim method and I havent had cold in years either. Some ppl are not prone to illnesses like others, could be dna related but a bunch of other factors. It is amasing what Wim does and can do but I doubt everyone can do what he does even if he thinks he can teach them his method, we're all different .. These things Wim does would be great for folks that climb mountains like Everest, and other mtns where temp are a big factor and cause much suffering. ..
lost (15 days ago)
"I do not fear death I fear not to live fully"
Fei Li (16 days ago)
I love !!!!!!
Nope No (16 days ago)
Sorry he did not climb Everest bear. Foot
Kaleb Stegall (16 days ago)
As the science researchers have said, hes able to secret adrenaline on command. Because of that I feel like the death of his wife has caused him to react and behave much to that of a reckless adrenaline junkie which naturally explains his superhuman like ability. While he acts pretty normal on the outside, I think he has resorted internally to exuberance than depression which would explain why he would do things that would be unnecessary and uncharacteristic of any average person. Still, kudos to him being able to climb Mt. Everest in shorts lol.
François Cardinaud (16 days ago)
This guy and his children's story sounds like Captain Fantastic
Quwidi come quick (16 days ago)
This is by far the best doku and thing
Mathilde Rieder (16 days ago)
"I feel warm inside". Well, people get really really hot right before dying of hypothermia. Just saying ;)
The cold is a part of this world. The animals live there.... Hormesis....is necessary. We become disciplined by our environment. Not the other way around. No cheating. Learn. To live here....not trying to hide from it.
Particle Config. (17 days ago)
What the hell is difficult in releasing noradrenaline by will??? I mean, let loose your inner beast and up it goes. Jesus guys...
Particle Config. (17 days ago)
As a child I was already able to dilate my pupils, produce goosebumps and raise heart rate... Nothing new to me.
Francesco *** (19 days ago)
the one in the thumbnail is a one arm elbow lever... not much strenght is required for that skill just a lot of equilibium
Deven Loomis (19 days ago)
I tried the breathing just now...I feel so good!
Deven Loomis (19 days ago)
I wish I could do this with him.
steingat (19 days ago)
I have been using cold immersion Stress Inoculation Therapy for a while now. Really, you start seeing significant befits the longer you stick with it. To put it quite simply, your body has a defined amount of thermal energy before you get into real trouble. The longer you stick with it, the more energy your body burns to compensate, and you build up more brown fat.
daPhilkilla (20 days ago)
15:55 xDDDD my neighbours will for sure hate me
daPhilkilla (20 days ago)
I am nature science student: first I thought he is just crazy but his crazyness is in fact that he wants to benefit everyone from his inspiring demonstration of human body and mind control through the conscious will :)
Norma Jean (20 days ago)
So basically the excessive hyperventilation gives someone an orgasm
Bradley Knudson (21 days ago)
Love his message at the end
I documented a 10 day transformation on my channel on how the WHM healed my skin disease that was caused by Celiacs.
Lekha Suresh (22 days ago)
When I do this I yawn a lot Does anyone else.?
joe the sheep (22 days ago)
24:00 - "This isnt a cult but if i was handed poison i would drink it." - just wanted to point that out XD
According To Honda (22 days ago)
I have no issues with cold, never have. I rock shorts no matter what. I just don't think about it.
Loooo amo! I love you Wim Hof... your and our mission is love!
TrueGritProductions (22 days ago)
What the hell is a crampon. My God the younger generation is fucked.
mfdannydanger (22 days ago)
Didn't you notice hateful Hof making the white power hand sign when balancing on one hand in the title card? Wake up!
He looks like Bryan Cranston
Gergő (23 days ago)
I would rename this video to "What is reality?"
MarcoPiolo (24 days ago)
what a great teacher and not even boasting about what he knows, thanks for your instructions Wim. actually i do deep breathing exercise if i'm ill but not like your method, so i get only a small benefit. but now ill do your method cause i know its effective. Most people like me get sick easily because we forget this important part of our health, the deep breathing, we often do shallow or short breaths that we cant take in much oxygen which our cells need as fuel so that they can do their work like the immune system cells. There are many things that science really cant explain about our human nature, only God can because He created us, but He's given us wisdom to explore our nature to improve our lives. more power and Godbless to you Wim Hof for sharing your knowledge.
Andromedario (25 days ago)
Why Wim Hof sell your method?
Andromedario (22 days ago)
Okay, it's true. :)
Polyrthyawhut (22 days ago)
Andromedario  He does teach it for free. There are plenty of free examples out there. He even has a free mini course. It's not private knowledge.
Ariok (24 days ago)
+Andromedario You know how much it costs to live in Amsterdam?
Andromedario (24 days ago)
So, why does he not teach it for free? He says he wants to help everyone to awaken those faculties... but as long as you give him €750 in total (3 courses for €250).
Ariok (24 days ago)
Maybe because he isn't selfish?
OddFutureRebel (25 days ago)
I feel this is like, when a person can't afford medical medicine. So you stick to this method.
HiDogGamer (25 days ago)
Does anyone know the name of the background music in the first part of the video
shashank shekhar (26 days ago)
just one word - divine flowing with let go awareness
Flazx (26 days ago)
I can now go to school without a jacket
Flazx (26 days ago)
I can wear a jacket and trousers in 30 degrees beat that.
Ariok (24 days ago)
But that's really hot.
Garrett Hudson (27 days ago)
4:00, isn't that just hyperventilating?
John Stoner For Life (29 days ago)
BS... he can't beat laws of physics.... and body in rest can produce only that much heat. I kinda believed until claims of climbing mount everest only wearing shorts. ice swimming is know to increase good fat in your body.. but this some next level BS ice swimming is relatively common here where I come from.. adrenaline could increase temperatures and causes shaking I'm high doses .... but he isn't shaking at all ... which is only way to warm up a body in situations like that... no matter what... laws of thermodynamics...
TheDutchyNL (27 days ago)
He did fully climb kilimanjaro in shorts tho.
TheDutchyNL (27 days ago)
He hasn't climbed it fully... That's impossible. He has the record of longest under ice swim. He ran a marathon in the desert without drinking. And how do you explain tthem being able to fight back against the toxins?
thyweebo (29 days ago)
https://youtu.be/48jBi86ih5Q?t=153 16:33
Sri9279 (29 days ago)
If cold is helping you then your hair wouldn't be falling off...
LEX 9 (29 days ago)
Sorry but not everybody has 1200 dollars for his video tutorials
Ad St (1 month ago)
Żołądkowa, polish vodka :)
Satrix (1 month ago)
Wow the mind games, I once actually was sweating much and then I controlled my brain to thinking I was cold and then I cooled down.
dominic burrola (14 days ago)
Satrix one time I pretended that a girl was in my dick and then I came
Satrix (1 month ago)
So did actual ice people ages ago use this method?
Ariok (24 days ago)
I don't think so. They were already more resistence to the cold.
Christian Quezada (1 month ago)
28:53 breathe and drink wine Casillero del diablo.
Ariok (24 days ago)
No, no, all wrong. You should drink italian wine.
MyktriXxX (1 month ago)
i need to ask one question...why do you/he drinks so much alcohol???getting pissed in a Sauna doesn't look right to me and keep drinking afterwards
Scott Huskie (1 month ago)
Amazing what the body can do
Christopher Jordan (1 month ago)
20:30min Only peace there is is through Jesus in my 28 years I have done everything possible nothing brought me peace not even my degree in science or belief in it. Only Jesus the King of Peace! He gives His servants rest. His attributes are peace and rest, If you don't want a relationship with them there is a place without His attributes with no air and no peace and no sleep. I saw Him heal the blind and deaf and grow out a short leg with my own eyes.
jim olson (1 month ago)
Wow omg God made us on his image can I say wow again wow
Stephen Zengel (1 month ago)
Works great to combat anxiety!
Joseph Leopold Newell (1 month ago)
When you swim in the northern Skyrim waters.
Ariok (24 days ago)
Always found it weird how of an alrewdy small land the Northern (Winterhold) is like -10 degrees celcius and the Southern part (The Reach) is like 20 degrees celcius. How does the work?
TilDeath1776 US (1 month ago)
Hyperventilating causes decrease oxygen. Brain starves and goes into survival, adrenaline rush fast heart rate. Control this and you get iceman
Conner McMahan (1 month ago)
They teach this water technique to Russian spec ops
Curro137 (1 month ago)
This man is unique, it is written in his eyes!!!
Excentric (1 month ago)
15:50 lol
Dylan Cora (1 month ago)
Real life Joseph Seed???
sean John (1 month ago)
Have to the app am going to to the course some time soon
David (1 month ago)
30:37 - 30:58
Regi T. (1 month ago)
craaaaaaay
simon khuu (1 month ago)
cold gives pain and pain gives pleasure. That's why people like chili.
LuisNorberto0 (1 month ago)
Amazing! Inspiring!
Lourdes B (1 month ago)
Amor es la misión,me encantó!
Erik Bilinski (1 month ago)
Drinking alcohol in the sauna can be really dangerous!
hello sunshine (1 month ago)
If I think of my insane baby mama, I can involuntarily increase my heart rate.
zachf (1 month ago)
Fuck destiny, yet destiny has sewn his unrest
I Abdulla (1 month ago)
Tai Lopez is a cucksucker
Justin Luangrath (1 month ago)
Breathe mothafacka
kappeli kapeli (1 month ago)
I tried the breath holding time and got like 2 times more than usual!
Jae Won Sim (1 month ago)
Fucking capitalist bastards
Mike Llerena (1 month ago)
He once climbed mount Everest with nothing but a pair of shorts. He ran a marathon in a desert without any water. He swims under ice because he feels like it. He met a group of scientists and let them inject lethal endotoxins to see what happened. Nothing happened. He is the most interesting man in the world. Stay thirsty and breathe my friends.
This has changed my life by far. Waking up heavy and groggy? Dealing with depression? Anxiety? Surrendering to the cold alone has helped me A LOT! You start with half a second or gradually turn down the heat, until you can just stand in the cold shower, singing uplifting morning music. The breathing is great too. Don’t be a pussy and complain about this documentary, try this stuff and let it elevate you. Do it right and be careful at the beginning.
Ruth Ramirez (1 month ago)
Hola ! Soy Ruth de Argentina, estoy impresionada con el método. Vi varios videos ya y pregunto si una persona mayor con artrósis tiene acceso a esta tecnica y a hacer hazañas como escalar el Kilimanjaro, en algunos videos comenta que hay personas de la tercera edad que estan motivadas a hacer esto por primera vez. Estoy practicando la respiración; observé en forma inmediata un aumento notable de mi energia y el "no" dolor desde hace dos dias que empecé. Estoy muy entusiasmasda !
Ariok (24 days ago)
Sorry miss, but I'm pretty sure the only languages that Wim speaks is Dutch and English.
Kody Reed (1 month ago)
2018
Kyland Terrell (1 month ago)
@20:08 nigga look like juice from Sons Of Anarchy
Peregrine Moss (1 month ago)
What about people like me with mild Raynaud's? My lips turn purple in the freezing cold. Heat is hard too. I wonder about the chicken and the egg. In the meantime, without the cold immersion, I'd like to learn the breathing method.
Boli A (1 month ago)
Hmmm... Is he a superman because of the stuff he does OR is he able to do that because he is a freak That being said Im sure it is good to do some... exercise
Tim Miller (1 month ago)
I am not commenting for anyone's criticism or even to care what someone else think's about what I think or feel. I am merely saying that this was inspiring and I believe we have allowed the government and phamacueticals to dumb us down. We are capable of a higher vibrational frequency. No, I'm no Iceman, but I am not closed off to what they are saying here and I believe it goes much deeper than we are grasping. People criticize so easily sitting at a keyboard. I, however, am very grateful to have this information at my fingertips and to be able to peak into someone elses world and try to conceive of it. I think we all want more out of this life. Pain can cripple you and drive you to the brink of destruction and you either come out of the other side wounded or you can come out on the other side of it all, healed in some sense. However you find it inside of your own self to get through it is all up to an individual which I think we tend to forget we are individuals. Instead of leaning on others, maybe we can actually find it from within or learn it through someone who has chosen a different path. Regardless of what path an individual may choose, who are we to judge it or criticize it? I found this to be invigorating and wish I had it in me to do something so Superhuman! I don't believe Wim Hof will have to come back to this earth to do life over again once he crosses over to the other side, but I bet he will! If we really do have that choice, and I believe we do come back until we get it right, I'll just bet that he would do it over again in a very concentrated heartbeat! This is Tammie Parrish Miller and I am as they say, dropping the michrophone....
Timo Bremer (1 month ago)
"Breathe! It's for free!"
IMD (1 month ago)
6:55 BREATHE MOTHERFUCKER
juan castaneda (1 month ago)
Thank you 🙏🏼
Taekwondo Y Work Out. (1 month ago)
27:55
Roy Merci (1 month ago)
For some odd reason he reminds me of Forest Gump! unbelievable
Blazed-Banana (1 month ago)
15:35 mate what the fuck am I watching... like a weird cult haha
CerebrumNigthmare (2 months ago)
fucking amazing
Muyloco (2 months ago)
I wana do it
Gregory Schift (2 months ago)
When you radiate good energy because you are healthy, happy and strong then you are bringing love love love!!
Gregory Schift (2 months ago)
Can u naturally not feel the pain of a kick on the nuts? And can any of ur disciples have children and pee without bleeding? Just curious. I have experienced what you say about breathing. Not yet about cold, neither controlled immune system.
Evgeniy Raskolnjikov (2 months ago)
You just gotta love it how he´s a normal, all-around guy. When I see all those "enlightened" gurus and teachers and their bullshit it makes me wanna vomit.

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