Cold Shower Challenge!

Homepage Forums Body Cold Shower Challenge!

4
Avatar of Alex Eastman
Alex Eastman (@alex)    3 years, 2 months ago

I just read all of the 50 life tips That Jordan made, and I found this one to be one that I could do. I am going to try to only take cold showers for 30 days.
So, I challenge YOU to do the same, or at least for a week. I have no doubt it will be hard to do, I take showers that are barely below scalding, so it will take some getting used to.
Post and tell me if you are going to do this too :)

4 votes, posted 06.22.2011 at 5:39 pm
+

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Avatar of Robyn
Robyn (@robina)3 years, 2 months ago ago

I’ve been taking cold showers for the past four days since my skin has been dry and I’m already noticing better results! Therefore I’m going to take on your challenge and attempt to go for 30 days.. or as long as I last :)

+
Avatar of Michael
Michael (@mike)3 years, 2 months ago ago

About to shower, I’ll give it a go. I especially liked the 100 pushups challenge mentioned in the article, I’m trying that one out as well.

+
Avatar of Zon
Zon (@ozon)3 years, 2 months ago ago

been doing it for the past few days, twice a day, after reading that blog post. great stuff, good for the soul.

+
Avatar of Martijn Schirp
Martijn Schirp (@martijn)3 years, 2 months ago ago

http://www.highexistence.com/discussions/topic/cold-showers/

been doing it for 9 days now, Im starting to really like them and I definitely feel the benefits already. It’s a keeper for me!

+
Avatar of Leon Milner
Leon Milner (@leon)3 years, 2 months ago ago

Yeahh i’ll do it, thanks for the challenge Alex ;)

+
Avatar of Jordan Lejuwaan
Jordan Lejuwaan (@jordan)3 years, 2 months ago ago

I’ve been doing them for about 10 days and I’ve seen a huge difference in my complexion. I’ve suffered from rosacea around my nose for a few years now and these cold showers have pretty much eradicated any trace of it.

Plus I love the feeling of stepping into the cold water and thinking ‘OH YEA, that’s right’ haha

+
Avatar of Karl
Karl (@karl)3 years, 2 months ago ago

Every time I am stuck with a cold shower I set a new personal shower time record…

+
Avatar of Zon
Zon (@ozon)3 years, 2 months ago ago

is there any/more chance of catching a cold by having cold showers every day?

does hot water clean you better than cold?

+
Avatar of
Anonymous (@)3 years, 2 months ago ago

I’ve been doing cold showers for 7 days now and I really enjoy them. Doing them 2-3 times a day. First it was pretty unpleasant but not i feel great during and after the shower. Really makes a difference. I feel much better now.
When i come home from work, cold shower resets my body and i’m good to go again.

For example, today I was feeling very weak, like I had no energy in my body. I knew what i had to do. Take a cold shower. After that, I was great and full of energy.

+
Avatar of Ramo
Ramo (@ramo)3 years, 2 months ago ago

It’s on! 30 days starting… now!
I took cold showers for a couple of days like a week ago and I felt so much better because of them. However, for some kind of reason I couldn’t resist picking up the old habit of taking warm showers again even though I feel shitty afterwards and they ruin my skin.

+
Avatar of Enrique
Enrique (@rikay)3 years, 2 months ago ago

I’ve been taking cold showers lately and they are awesome! Great way to begin and end the day. It surprises me how great it feels afterwards.

+
Avatar of paul_g
paul_g (@paulg)3 years, 2 months ago ago

i don’t smoke.. rarely drink.. don’t do drugs… i exercise & eat healthily… but no-one, repeat, noone, will take my steaming-hot shower away from me in the morning. it is my sun that rises to wake me from zombiehoodness (wow alexa, i have that zombie-thing too — i just never realized because my brain is off until the shower :D ), my affirmation of life towards me that it loves me, and my self-confirmation that if nothing else unhealthy, i can wear down my skin’s protective layer down to only what boiling water-soap-mixture won’t sweep away. so a wholeharted suck my warmly showered &*$ to the cold-water-tap in my shower cabin! [but then... maybe 2 degrees colder tomorrow... just to see what happens... =] take care folks!

+
Avatar of Dustin
Dustin (@dobbyfisher)3 years, 2 months ago ago

112 degrees in phoenix today!!! count me in on the challenge!

+
Avatar of Alex Eastman
Alex Eastman (@alex)3 years, 2 months ago ago

Hey Mike, I’m doing the 100 pushup thing also, I’m now on day 2

+
Avatar of Karl
Karl (@karl)3 years, 2 months ago ago

50 degrees and rained 4 inces since monday here…had enough cold showers…I’ll start the challenge in July :)

+
Avatar of
Anonymous (@)3 years, 2 months ago ago

While someone can see this as a group challenge where they can beat others, I see it as a personal one with a reward of healthier and stronger body. That gives me enough strength to jump into cold shower. Be cool ;)

+
Avatar of Ramo
Ramo (@ramo)3 years, 2 months ago ago

@Zon, I believe it is a myth that being in a cold environment has anything to do with catching a cold. What’s more, according to this source, taking cold showers even stimulates the immune system.

http://artofmanliness.com/2010/01/18/the-james-bond-shower-a-shot-of-cold-water-for-health-and-vitality/

+
Avatar of
Anonymous (@)3 years, 2 months ago ago

@Davor/everyone: don’t make this a group challenge, i would win, i’ve been taking cold showers for over a year and a half now. though u might say i’ve been cheating, since i have no option, living in a third world country. If any one wants to try and up the challenge take a bucket of cold water (no bigger than 5 gallons, i use about a gallon/gallon and a half when my water isn’t working)and use that to wash. my friends that do that regularly tell me they will never take a running water shower again.

as far as warm vs. cold, on the rare occation (twice to be exact, when i have been able to get warm water for bathing) i have found that at the end of the day a warm shower gets me cleaner, but the cold is better in the morning. if i had the option i would always have cold morning showers to wake me up and take warm ones in the evening, right befor bed, to clean me and get me ready for sleep.

+
Avatar of Zon
Zon (@ozon)3 years, 2 months ago ago

@ Ramo, thanks for that link haha. The art of manliness indeed. Good stuff.

+
Avatar of
Anonymous (@)3 years, 2 months ago ago

Ok, there is a lot of words about how cold showers are good. Are there any about what bad comes from taking a cold showers?

+
Avatar of Em
Em (@emily)3 years, 2 months ago ago

Holy crap I thought I was a risk taker, you guys are crazy! :)
Geezzzz ok I guess I could jump on board with this–bc I’m no p*ssy!!!
How cold are we talking here though–I mean, when the HOT water starts to run out…and it’s just luke warm, I almost consider that cold. Are we talking, just under warm, or JUST the cold water knob?

+
Avatar of Dustin
Dustin (@dobbyfisher)3 years, 2 months ago ago

This challenge is easier said than done… I have to hype myself and start playing the Rocky theme song just to find the motivation to get in the water; I can understand why testosterone is increased, this is some manly stuff… or I’m just a pussy. haha.

Day 1 and my ego has shrunk drastically (among other things)… it is exhilarating though, only 29 more to go.

+
Avatar of Em
Em (@emily)3 years, 2 months ago ago

@Dustin– Rocky theme song- awesome idea!

+
Avatar of
Anonymous (@)3 years, 2 months ago ago

We’re no crazy. Ok, maybe a little bit. ;)
It’s my day 8 of cold showers and i’m in a phase that i can’t wait to jump into a shower.

@ Dustin
Just hold on there, you’ll make it through! After first week or two, it’ll be a child game to jump into a cold shower.
For now just repeat in your head for 5-6 times “I’m a man, not a pussy!”. You can even shout it if you want, it’ll make even more effect on your brain.

Just do it! ;)

+
Avatar of Michael
Michael (@mike)3 years, 2 months ago ago

I was skeptical at first but I’ve just had my second cold shower today after a workout and it felt great. It’s a shock at first for sure, but I don’t doubt I’ll get used to it in a little while. Wakes me up and pumps me full of energy, very fun.

+