The 3 pillars of WHM
For athletes the WHM fundamentals program can have profound effects. However like all training methodology it will work brilliantly for some and will have a negilgable effect on others. Training itself has a negilgable effect on some people who do not adapt to training whatever they do. Closely linked to the WHM the hypoxic effect of altitude training has little effect on some athletes. We are all different. You have to find what works for you. BUT the only way to find out is to try something new. The three obvious effect outlined above will nearly always bring benefit.
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1. The WHM Breathing practice
WHM 70% of the benefit is found in the breathing practice. Read these safety notes before you undertake these exercises. Some people should not undertake these activities. I personally do these activities every day sometimes evening and morning. I love the effect. See the science for why.
2. The Cold exposure
For some people they are put off the WHM because they can’t face the thought of going into the cold. It’s a mindset The cold for most is just cold. This is just a different experience from hot. It feels different. It’s not really unplesant, just different. Our modern world has seperated us from our hundred thousand years of evolution. We are well suited to cold and hot. Humans are brilliant through a whole range of temperatures which is why we are so successful as a species.
Time to switch on your brown fat cells and all the benefits cold exposure can bring.
3. The Focus
As someone who has practiced meditation for 30 years I love this. The WHM has improved my practice. Again the science shows why. Meditation is something religions have practice for thousands of year. I once discussed this with the Bishop of Aylesbury while on a leadership confernece is the South of France. Budhist meditation had become very popular, he explained the Christian meditation practices which ahd lost their following but which did the same thing. Still your mind. Let it recover. This has been around for hundred of thousands of years. Sit. Stare into a fire like a cave dweller. Sit. Watch the ocean. Sit Watch birds soaring on a thermal. WHM encourages you to focus during the breathing practice and when in the ice bath (try thinking about work in an ice bath!).
Transfer this to training and in particular racing. Brilliant for swimming especially open water swimming OWS.
Wim Hof Method Fundamentals Workshops For Athletes.
These workshops take participants throuh the fundamentals of the Wim Hof Method. We don’t have Wim as an instructor but we do have Certified Wim Hof Method Level 1 instructor Dave Bradley. The workshop will have the three elements of the WHM, breathing, cold and focus. In addition there will be links to your swim, bike and run training and racing to help you incorporate your WHM practice into your Tri-Sports Adventures.
Workshops may focus on swim, bike or run with some training to accompany the programme. Our venues are in the hills so we guarantee beautiful surroundings and proper UK weather.
Wim Hof Method Fundamentals as an integral part of a traithlon training camp
Our triathlon training camps are held at two venues. They are weekend adventures with the opportunity to bike and run at all times. Swimming will take place during the warm water months. A key component of the camps is he WHM fundamentals workshop. During which you will learn the breathing method, experience cold, and sharpen your focus. Camps will also cover the research behind WHM and link all this to swim, bike and run performance.
Shaley Dene Camps in Yorkshire
Wayside Camps in English Lake District