HISTORY OF THE
WIM HOF METHOD
Wim Hof is a the creator of the Wim Hof Method. Wim has spent more than 30 years of training in nature. The story goes that nature has always been calling Wm. Even as a kid he liked to walk barefoot in the snow during the winter months in the Netherlands and in 1977 at the age of 17 he took his first winter plunge into the moats of Amsterdam’s Beatrix Park. Wim couldn’t resist the call any more and found himself coming back again and again as he slowly learned to train the mind, and the breath to withstand the colder for longer. Fast forward a few years to 1995 after Wim grow up and his wife have 4 small kids and he loses her suddenly and tragically when she committed suicide.
Wim says that he kids kept him alive but his time in nature perfecting what is now the Wim Hof Method that healed him. In same year Wim loses his wife the media had started to take notice of his antics in the cold.. By chance one day in 1995 a television crew visited for an outdoor interview and a nearby skater fell through the ice, and Wim jumped in to rescue the man. Instantly Holland had a hero.
Wim grew bolder breaking one world record after the another to today were he holds 26 of them including running a marathon under the polar circle in nothing but shorts, climb Mt. Everest to the Death Zone point also only in shorts, and running a marathon in the Nimbi Desert without water.
However it was in 2007 when Wim did a world record in New York that the Feinstein Institute studied Wim’s feats. The results showed that Wim developed the capacity to influence his autonomic nervous system and reduce the inflammation in his blood. Influencing the autonomic nervous system was thought to be previously impossible up until this point.
Wim continued to try and get more people to study him and the Radboud University took up the call. First they studied just him and they were amazed by the results and because of Wim’s continued to claim and believe that he is not special that anyone can do what he can do. The scientist repeated the previous endotoxin study that they had done on Wim on a small group of people wim had personally trained the scientist were again amazed by the results.
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