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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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VoJonny JoJo (1 day ago)
Whats next? When you use breathing techniques, you get hamon?
paul douglas (3 days ago)
I am able to levitate myself and huge objects but it only works while I'm asleep.
MrMundo3d (3 days ago)
7:43 hello, take it easy,'' i'll bet she take it all easy
ComodoGames (3 days ago)
I’m also able to create a adrealine pump with my mind. I actually became able to do it by lucid dreaming. No idea how I did it but i had these nightmares wile lucid dreaming wich made me really conscious of how to do it.
aidan green (5 days ago)
Nathan Ramsey (5 days ago)
The breath mother fucker shirt made me die😂😂😂
hoastbeef (5 days ago)
There really isnt anything "superhuman" to what Wim is doing. Wim lost his wife years ago, and what he does to his body is just a way of not thinking about her. He's only "mentally strong" because the pain of thinking about her is much more than sitting in a bath of ice.
Luke Fabis (6 days ago)
The part where the subtitles said [FOREIGN], well, it wasn’t. The producer, off screen, asked, “Are we taking the vodka to the sauna?” before her reporter replied, “You know nothing about Poland.” It’s all 100% English.
Jake Broe (6 days ago)
Something so small and yet so obvious! Just breath!
Social God (6 days ago)
I don't see any niggahs on this trip
Michael Winkler (6 days ago)
Here is one of the clinical studies of Wim Hof's method which you can read online: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4819555/
Matt Acob (7 days ago)
That’s a good camera man
Lightnin McKing (7 days ago)
The breathing drills they were doing gave me flashbacks to high school wrestling practices... 😂
Dpawn Rap (9 days ago)
HAHAHAHA, ik vind het zo grappig dat je dan zo'n excentrieke man hebt en dat hij daar dan zit met een bordje chocolade sausjes van de albert heijn, dat is echt aandoenlijk in de meest positieve zin
Roo N (9 days ago)
I showered for 13 days with all the cold water turned up and all the hot water turned down... I feel great my skin was starting to clear up well buy for some reason on the 13th day neck started itching and so on it moved to my back, arms, stomach,chest, ass, and my legs!!!! it was an extreme rash throughout my body!! there were bumps all over my body and my face had red spots as well. I had to stop I couldn't sleep at night from all the extreme itching. also my eye swollen up btw(cuz I showered a day after I got the allergy with freezing water still). does anyone know as to why this might have happened to me??? I would greatly appreciate it y'all thanks
Jacob Wegehaupt (7 days ago)
Roo N My brother has this as well. Here’s an article explaining. https://weather.com/health/allergy/news/allergic-cold-how-young-woman-fights-cold-urticaria-20140129
Flaple Man (9 days ago)
What’s the song at 20 minutes
Ega x Wandering (10 days ago)
Why does he look like the Unabomber lmao!
Straight Facts (10 days ago)
Tiago Goncalves (10 days ago)
Next big free idea, Jim Carrey plays Wim Hof, the ice man, teaching humanity to slay our inner dragon. That's a superhero movie i wanna see !!
Raoni D (11 days ago)
It’s called hyperventilating. Don’t do that.
Tiago Goncalves (10 days ago)
Well..People are doing it and thinking for thenselfs. While you still not trying and just believing what people say about hyperventilation. Felling is undertanding.. i swimed in very cold water the distance i could not in normal temperatures one way to a small island right in from of a water fall, that would not let the sun light dry my body, i knew i had to control my breath and do the way back, if i had lost control to hipotermia, no one would be crazy enough to go into that water to help me. Imagine, my idea to test what i've learned doing wim's technic could get me in a emergency rescue situation, only 60 or 70 meters from other people, becouse i was doing something myself and everyone there thought impossible. And i dident do it for show, it was a test, so i could make up my own mind about what its good or not. I only did with people around in case i lost control. Dont use hyperventilation for diving deep under water..but here in our element..it's just breathing more and better than you normaly would need, and thats where the "magic" happen.
Ben Stockton (11 days ago)
I am a very mental person, I have discoverd that I can control various parts of my body and I do genuinely enjoy the cold, I am a very deep thinker and all of that started when I was very deep in my thoughts and it stuck with me even now when I’m as happy as can be and I’m still a very deep thinker
Merdog MC (11 days ago)
6:54 Breathe MotherFucker!!!
Hex Pool (11 days ago)
I got 2.15sec first try
A 2nd Puberty (12 days ago)
Yeah but what if you were born with Reynauds skin syndrome?
d mar (12 days ago)
there is no god just the cold....helloooooooo
Robbie Richard (12 days ago)
Think positive and trust your mind. The mind and body’s capable of much more than we think it’s all about your mindset. There are physical functions as well but you need to believe you can do it first. Wim Hof gets into his right state of mind through a breathing technique. The breathing technique helps get him going. It produces heat because it speeds up cardio vascular functions. Also releasing the adrenaline once focused to speed blood flow and flow overall. And heats a form of energy so that in turn also diverts some of the heat into energy. I think it’s just the body diverting all of its resources to those key survival functions because you are putting yourself in that fight or flight mode. And to survive you have to pick fight. So, that’s what the body does, with all it’s got. Just using the tools that we have on the jobs that they work for.
Dino Dabro (13 days ago)
I published a short e-book about Wim Hof Method and personally practice it. It became #1 in "New Releases" in Neurology. If someone is interested, you can grab it for only a few dollars! Here is the link - https://www.amazon.com/Wim-Hof-Method-Breathing-Commitment-ebook/dp/B07PHK9MZJ/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2CAQ2IOFOTZJS&keywords=wim+hof&qid=1552304771&s=digital-text&sprefix=wim+hof%2Caps%2C612&sr=1-3
25th_Infinity (13 days ago)
He walked up mount Everest in his shorts... *What have you done with your life?*
Perry Wahba (13 days ago)
Wim Hof : hypothermia who?
Anthony Paterson (13 days ago)
what a load of shit
First Last (13 days ago)
My brother swims year round in Amsterdam - I've done it myself. Once he was stopped by the police after someone reported him, thinking he was insane (walking in winter from his home to the canal in his bathrobe) LOL. It's certainly possible - more power to this idea.
Sz27 Clz75m (13 days ago)
this is the same as 're-birthing' breathing processes - anyone here done that? it's crazy trippy
Lethal Cyborg (12 days ago)
Do you think someone can do it while they are high?
Tostada de pata (14 days ago)
Someone feel that with cold water thinks that be in the middle of the ocean if feel since i was a little child
Paul Gourley (14 days ago)
Back when Vice had Journalism integrity
rebekah Boyer (11 days ago)
Paul, yes; Vice, has devolved into just another platform to prop up the controlling narrative ~
majmunbez gaca (15 days ago)
"i finaly get it ! im not cold... i might stay here for a while.... but im not going to cuz i might die" xD
Ori Sela (16 days ago)
wooooooow thanks so much for sharing , got great tips for my swimmers , amazing
Papatin Flores (16 days ago)
used to do this method when I worked at Trader Joe's in the freezer people thought I was crazy with just a shirt when they had a hoodie a jacket and gloves on I just had a t-shirt on you felt amazing I felt alive and that would be 2 to 4 hours I would come out sweating
Carsen Critchell (16 days ago)
He didn’t climb img
cris (16 days ago)
Fuck you man that was epic😂
Tamara Heater (17 days ago)
It is absolutely against medical ethics to inject someone with a disease bacteria oh my gosh I don't care what kind of superhuman Powers they have it is just unethical to do what they did
Jeffrey Walker (17 days ago)
The phenomenon of hand and foot effects with respiratory alkalosis is called carpopedal spasm.
ryan ryan (18 days ago)
Diego Sanchez brought me here
Jeffrey Walker (18 days ago)
Yes the involuntary contractures in the hands and the parasthesias (tingling and numbness) are a result of respiratory alkalosis, and indeed seizures can follow, which we really don't need or want. So as a physician, I would say that perhaps a little slowing of the rate of respiration and an upper limit of 30 breaths, inhaling through the nose and out through the mouth and nose will prevent extreme respiratory alkalosis and its effects. The next time you do continuous physical labor, climb a hill, walk fast, etc, try slower deep breathing during the whole process. You will notice more energy and a sense of relaxation/elation.
English please
nPlatin (18 days ago)
25:41 "fucking white ppl"
Power Fitness (19 days ago)
"Diego the Nightmare Sanchez" brought me here.
max d (20 days ago)
How clean is that Amsterdam canal water 🤔
Armando F (21 days ago)
This guy is full of shit. I rub snow on my balls without breathing techniques. There are people who are born with abnormal body heat, I’m one of them. Don’t believe in this bullshit.
Newfie Peter (21 days ago)
So I have been doing this for a month or so now. What I am curious about is when Wim or anyone for that matter sits their arse in a snow bank hyperventilating and holding breath like that..... question is do you still FEEL the cold and you just dont mind it or do you just not feel the cold at all? I am sitting in snow banks, freezing cold baths and showers left and right, doing the 30 seconds breathing with the hold empty and then hold full over and over while I am in the shower or the ice bath and bloody hell if it is not the coldest thing on the planet. I dont know if I am just not doing it right or are you actually supposed to still feel the freezing cold you just dont mind it as much. Any comments? Any chance someone could come up with something equally potent that involves beaches and sand?
julia skinner (23 days ago)
Daniel Kintigh (23 days ago)
Who was here before Yes Theory
NickPaulJohn (24 days ago)
Tiana O. (24 days ago)
He is right. It is chemistry. Our body is a machine and most have very little control and awareness about it.
JL-CptAtom (11 days ago)
The body cannot be a machine as it is organic and not engineered by man.
Matt Rau (24 days ago)
Does anyone know the song that’s playing with the banjo?
Murray Moore (24 days ago)
FluffyFractalshard (26 days ago)
I once had some beer and some joints, hanging out with my friends, listening to music - nothing unusual at that time. when i suddenly felt a rush of adrenalin and my heart started to beat faster without any perceivable trigger whatsoever. i asked my friend to feel my pulse and he was like: dude, whats going on? i say idk man! it was not uncomfortable but not as chilled as i wanted it to be. so i went into the bedroom to calm me down a bit and meditate.. I was shocked when i realized that in this moment i was able to control my heartbeat! i nearly made it stop but quickly focussed on something else because it was too scary. it literally went from 80 bpm to 20 bpm or something in a matter of 3 seconds. i was able to recreate it a few more times, but obviously did not test the limits. meditated a bit just to enjoy this rare moment and went back to my friends.. what i learned that day is: mind is really over matter (and we can acchieve much more than most of us dares to dream of)!
FluffyFractalshard (16 days ago)
+Jetskull 11 a little yes but i recall everything on that night and am 100% sure it was for real believe it or not
Jetskull 11 (16 days ago)
+FluffyFractalshard you were just drunk.
FluffyFractalshard (24 days ago)
+this comment was made sure, they helped me to tap into this potential, but its not common that you can do that even with beer and joints or is it? and it definately wasn't just my imagination, because i was not wasted at all and as i said very used to this mixture at that time, pretty clear in my high so to speak.
this comment was made (25 days ago)
Sounds like the beer and joints to me
Motswaps Visuals (26 days ago)
Anyone from Yes Theory ?
Pink Plant (26 days ago)
i had the flu before watching this, 39min and 43 seconds later it's gone.
TIYANO SAVO (18 days ago)
Pink Plant i been fuckin wit gettin sick and tryna be controlling it
Matteo Rasta (26 days ago)
Could it possible have Italian subtitles? I wanna show to some friends and family that no speak english.thanks
Emcee Sky (26 days ago)
goes to show that science is lying and has been lying to people for a long time about reality and what we can accomplish, and proves that even science is a religion that is showered in bullshit claiming to be the ones who know what the fuck is going on when they are clueless themselves about a lot of stuff. and those like wim prove everything that science is teaching us since elementary are wrong and to me that's an injustice and disrespect. its not by accident that science is a egomaniac lying cuck its all part of the game and done purposely. the ones in the inner circles that control the world know about this and has know for a long time and they get off on keeping us in the dark about it.most people have been brainwashed and conditioned by their parents who have been indoctrinated previously and conditioned by the snake system and it continues through the school system which are simply just indoctrinating facilities to keep you plugged into delusions while having your delusions reinforced by the fake news mainstream media,and the public controlled limited stagnated frequency of information to keep you plugged in to that stagnated limited frequency.you control the mind of the public then you control their reality.
Martin Celtigar (26 days ago)
That writer guy with cancer died the same year.
XzG4B3xZ 1 (27 days ago)
Aeriozz (27 days ago)
This isnt superhuman, it is just that we humans now always live in warmth
Guns n Wheels (1 month ago)
Around 15 minutes in these people are just hyperventilating. This is hocus pocus. The only decent thing here is cold exposure.
Shaun81000 (24 days ago)
How about you read the actual study and then comment?
Mr gamer io (1 month ago)
i can feal my hart raceing 15:00 i was trying this
martin tanley (1 month ago)
6:54 best part 😂😂
Christian Crowley (1 month ago)
beebee7979hay (1 month ago)
yo what the hell, like you can do this at home and just see the results for yourself
SpitefulHealer (1 month ago)
I legit thought the thumbnail was Dan Harmon for a second and it blew my mind
Victor Gibson (1 month ago)
I have teleported my physical body with my mind.
Valentin Voigt (27 days ago)
How so?
Ryan Baldwin (1 month ago)
That house boat is amazing!
fizzie chin (1 month ago)
If youv got a big bottle of something fizzie but theres not much in the bottle and you quickly inhale all the air from the bottle you get the feeling the guy was describing after the breathing excersize in the wooden room
fizzie chin (1 month ago)
Did karl pilkinton meet this guy on an idiot abroad?
PI J (1 month ago)
Can he fly?
pvphacks101 (1 month ago)
Will power is stonger than u mat believe
Jon Thomas Sullivan (1 month ago)
I do not fear death, I fear not to live fully
t3sty bean (1 month ago)
Dima N (1 month ago)
We practice hardening almost 8 years. Wim Hof ​​is telling the truth!:) https://youtu.be/n75Yib3C5ik
Peter Hakkenbroek (1 month ago)
lekker nederlands dit dat accent
Tom Kelly (1 month ago)
What an amazing man! Wow! I often just take the information in and keep going but this guy has me feeling inspired! I am going to do it!
Ward (1 month ago)
This documentary is Really bad. Quote from the presenter "That's how people become a hippy", ater doing a breathing exersise.
NIGHT2PWN (1 month ago)
i started showering with cold water last year, didn't get sick once
Alex Toida (1 month ago)
Wait..... he isn't a transvestite, one armed, ketamine user? Is this really a Vice piece?
splashgvng (1 month ago)
one time i was hiking and i suddenly began getting a very very sore throat and i didnt know what do to, didnt have any water, and so i naturally just began breathing as deeply and heavily as i could and within a couple minutes my throat felt completely fine.
Dirk Diggler (1 month ago)
Back when vice was actually making good content instead of the dumb SH!T they come up with today!
aaron abel (1 month ago)
What Nike’s does he have on in the thumbnail?
g .uy (1 month ago)
Where’s the _”randomly got this recommended”_ squad at?
FluffyFractalshard (26 days ago)
nothing is random, you are here because of a deeper calling of you soul! or you just here to make the experience that attention does not make you happy
Tane (1 month ago)
Anyone in 2019 from Yes Theory?
Wouter de Vries (1 month ago)
Natuurlijk uit Nederland
Jetoler (1 month ago)
https://youtu.be/8cvhwquPqJ0?t=849 Wim Hof roasted vice in the new yes theory documentary rip.
Jean Hernandez (1 month ago)
He is using his Chi
Chrissy McCarthy (1 month ago)
If he went vegan, he would be more of a superhuman.
Rokas Karosas (1 month ago)
I used to do these long breathing techniques when I was little, my body would go totally numb and I would feel amazing.
Red Sanic (1 month ago)
Absolut mad lad
That1Mexican (1 month ago)
Next up, how to survive boiling water.
squadscout 808 (1 month ago)
I need to come to this man for jewelry
be the power (1 month ago)
What's the song at the very end of the video?
Dylan Samar (1 month ago)
So what exactly is the method? Deep breaths for a minute and hold it after, but how many times a day? When will one see improvements
Ascended (1 month ago)
The cold gave this guy brain damage. Wtf is he saying half the time
Edge (1 month ago)
ah yes it is a miracle to overflow your oxygen suply to beable to hold your breath for 2 minutes.
Luis Alfredo (1 month ago)
The question is how small is his penis

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