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Wim Hof - Feel the Cold and do it Anyway
Three minutes is pretty good. I'm not that dedicated yet. I commit to jumping in as soon as I turn the water on but I turn it to hot and it only takes about a minute or a little longer before it starts to warm up. It's certainly not as easy in winter as it was in summer. Maybe exercise prior to shower? Get the blood circulating? That's my "cheat" at times.
Or, begin with a barely lukewarm shower, and gradually turn it to fully cold.
I can easily go 8 - 10 minutes at the moment, fully cold. I guess it's a gradual acclimatisation...
If you breathe deep and fast as you get under the cold water stream, it helps a lot.
I spent several days in a cottage in the mountains with friends. There was quite some snow and we had a jacuzzi and a sauna. Walking to the jacuzzi in the snow, my feet hurt like hell. I could not imagine lying in the snow or jumping into the cold pool. But after the sauna, walking in the snow was very easy and I lay in the snow with little difficulty. Now I understand the Northern Europeans (Fins, Swedes, etc) that combine saunas and snow, that way it's WAY easier.