It’s not hard to find content about Wim and the Wim Hof Method online.
His earlier ‘daredevil’ stunts and his seemingly superhuman achievements make him a popular personality to write about, while the rapid rise in popularity of breathwork and cold exposure over the past few years (thanks largely to Wim himself), has seen the interweb flooded with articles, videos, podcasts et al. on the topics.
A quick Google of ‘Wim Hof’ returns just under 5 million hits!
Edit: it's up to to 8 million 1 year later!
While a lot of the content is awesome, insightful and helpful, a lot of it is unhelpful, confusing or wrong, especially if you’re just getting started.
The other important thing to remember is that science is only a reflection of what we currently know, so our understanding is constantly evolving. New research is continually being released, which leads to new papers, podcasts & posts being produced.
Having said that, here’s a collection of things I’ve read, watched or listened to in the beginning, or been recommended along the way that piqued my curiosity, I found helpful or that got me excited about the Wim Hof Method.
NB: I’ve also compiled my top breathwork content.
Wim Hof Method Science (there are several research papers to read here)
The Wim Hof Method Explained eBook (free to download)
Science Of How To Get Happier, Healthier + Stronger With The Wim Hof Method - The Renegade Pharmacist (broad overview of the WHM)
Cold Shocking the Body: Exploring Cryotherapy, ColdWater Immersion, and Cold Stress by Dr Rhonda Patrick (deep research paper on the benefits of cold exposure)
Inside the Superhuman World of the Iceman - VICE (this started it all for me)
The Radboud Endotoxin Study - animation explaining the groundbreaking study that showed humans could influence their nervous system and innate immune response
The Midwestern Method - a YouTube channel by long-time WHM Instructor Jesse Coomer with a wealth of insight
Doctor Dissects the Wim Hof Method - Medlife Crisis (an independent, sceptical & scientific review of the benefits of the WHM)
Professor Pierre Capel & Dr Rhonda Patrick interview (this goes deep into the science)
Wim Hof Method YouTube playlist (diverse videos kindly compiled by fellow Instructor Leo Ryan)
Wim Hof Method 3-part mini class (free) - 3 short videos featuring Wim about the method
Wim Hof Method app (free) - instructional videos, images, stopwatch and calendar function
Breathe+ (free, iPhone only) - adjustable breathing patterns, with audio & visual guides
I’m curious to know what got you interested in the Wim Hof Method and what content you enjoy?
Reach out and let me know.