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What Doesn't Kill Us

How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength
Autor: Scott Carney
Sprecher: Scott Carney
Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 31 Min.
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What Doesn't Kill Us, a New York Times best seller, traces our evolutionary journey back to a time when survival depended on how well we adapted to the environment around us.

Our ancestors crossed deserts, mountains, and oceans without even a whisper of what anyone today might consider modern technology. Those feats of endurance now seem impossible in an age where we take comfort for granted. But what if we could regain some of our lost evolutionary strength by simulating the environmental conditions of our forbears?

Investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney takes up the challenge to find out: Can we hack our bodies and use the environment to stimulate our inner biology? Helping him in his search for the answers is Dutch fitness guru Wim Hof, whose ability to control his body temperature in extreme cold has sparked a whirlwind of scientific study. Carney also enlists input from an army scientist, a world-famous surfer, the founders of an obstacle course race movement, and ordinary people who have documented how they have cured autoimmune diseases, lost weight, and reversed diabetes. In the process he chronicles his own transformational journey as he pushes his body and mind to the edge of endurance, a quest that culminates in a record-bending 28-hour climb to the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro wearing nothing but a pair of running shorts and sneakers.

An ambitious blend of investigative reporting and participatory journalism, What Doesn't Kill Us explores the true connection between the mind and the body and reveals the science that allows us to push past our perceived limitations.

©2017 Scott Carney (P)2017 Scott Carney

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Not recommended

This book is unnecessarily long. The author tells success stories of other users of the Wim Hof method, proceeds to criticize their results and at the end tells his own story which he then does not criticize. Rather he attributes his success to himself.
The author strikes me as unlikeable and makes this book a drag to go through. The structure is also a bit of a mix-up. You will get some interesting questions to which you will only get the answer an hour or more later. In-between you will find some unrelated things.

Actionable content is sometimes hidden in the stories so it is encouraged to listen to the whole thing (even though the author's climbing story is utterly unnecessary).
The Win Hof Method is mostly packed into the first few chapters for which I commend the author and the first few hours are very interesting and well written but as the book goes on I found myself getting annoyed at the author for his structural choices and his attitude towards the people he encounters and gets to work with.

So in conclusion,
I'd recommend the book by Koen De Jong instead. Shorter, more concise, and just as good if not way better.

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Very interesting stuff

Never stop learning. This might give you a new perspective, as it has done for me. I like.

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Inspiring

Inspires to take your body to its limits. Makes me wish for winter to come.

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Nice book about self optimization

Wim Hof is well known already, he seems to be a freak of nature but I am pretty sure everyone can make it. It just takes plenty of exercise. But I am not planning to go so far. For me it's a great book, because it delivers me everything to know about the techniques and the medical opinions. What I like most, it's simple to breathe and to have cold showers.

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Great

Some may criticize a lack of structure, but the motivation this narration style gives you is very powerful! Really pushed my limits just based on what has been told in the book!

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Sehr gelungen

Für jeden dem die Wim Hof Methode interessiert sehr zu empfehlen und eine gute Erweiterung zu Hof's eigenem Buch. Natürlich überschneiden sich einige Infos, der Kauf beider Bücher ist von meiner Seite jedoch empfohlen.

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Inspiring

This book really opebd my eyes, about how much control we have above our own body.

Recommend it to any one who wants to go out of they're comfort zone!

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Inspiring!

(Mostly) very well researched, engagingly written, and enthusiastically read. A very enjoyable way to deliver a very important message.

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breathing let's you go deep

ein sehr gutes Buch das die Wim Hof Methode in vielen Praxis Beispielen zeigt. Daumen hoch.

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Überzeugt mich nicht

Ich beschäftige mich seit viel Jahren mit Gesundheitsthemen, bin mit kaltem Kneippgüssen, Sauna mit Schneeengel , Luftbädern im Winter usw. aufgewachsen. Eben klassische mitteleuropäische Naturmedizin. Also war ich am Thema des HB interessiert. Sparta? Ernsthaft? Müssen die Kerle wirlich wieder zurück ins Neanderthal , um sich als Kerl zu fühlen? Nach der Hälfte des HB habe ich aufgegeben. Ich bi kein Arzt, aber ein paar "Anwendungen" und "Supplements" erscheinen mir nicht gesundheitsfördernd. Eine Sache ist allerdings historisch sicher: die Lebenserwartung der Spartaner oder Nenderthaler war nicht sobderlich hoch. Ich fand das HB noch nicht mal als interessanten, aber unsinnigen Ansatz unterhaltend. Ich konnte mir diesen aufgesetzten Männlichkeitswahn, Testosteron statt Hirn, nicht mehr antun und habe das HB deinstalliert.

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