The Lesson: If someone were to ask you to hike Mount Everest in nothing but your summer beach clothes, you would probably scoff – but this extreme athlete has proven that everything we know about physical limitations is wrong; and in this interview, he explains exactly how he came to achieve such feats of endurance and why he believes that others can do the same.
Notable Excerpt: “There is more than meets the eye– I felt it [and] I did not know [why]. If that feeling is nagging you from the inside, you become a soul searcher. It brought me into all kinds of disciplines, esotericism, religions, traditions, cultures, many countries and travelings. But I couldn’t really match up with that feeling until I met the ice cold water just in my backyard in wintertime. That was in Amsterdam when I was 17, which was 40 years ago. I went in, and then I knew. The soul search was really on track there. I felt a connection, a deep connection. From there, because it made me feel so good inside, mind-body, I came back and did it again and again and it became a regular practice.”
The Guest: Wim Hof is a Dutch athlete who has endured the most extreme feats of strength and durability so he could prove that anyone can overcome their physical limitations. In addition to holding over 26 world records, Hof –who is also known around the world as “The Iceman”– once led a group of eighteen people without any previous mountaineering experience to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The oldest was sixty-five, and some of them had conditions such as asthma, Crohn’s, and rheumatoid arthritis. After only four days of training his climbers, the goal was to reach the nearly 20,000-foot summit in three days, wearing nothing but shorts and shoes… they got there in two.
The Host: Dave Asprey, the CEO and Founder of Bulletproof, is a biohacker (changing his environment from the inside-out to have full control of his biology). For nearly two decades, he’s been questioning the status quo of nutrition and medicine so he could feel better—and have more energy in his 40s than he had in his 20s. Join more than 1 million biohackers who follow Bulletproof for leading-edge information on how to supercharge your body and upgrade your brain.
Books: Asprey is the author of “The Bulletproof Diet” – a guide on how to feel more energized and lose weight – and “Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks”.
(LISTEN to the incredible interview below or read the transcript here)
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