What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength

What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength

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  • Titel:What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength
  • Dateiname: what-doesn-t-kill-us-how-freezing-water-extreme-altitude-and-environmental-conditioning-will-renew-our-lost-evolutionary-strength.pdf
  • ISBN: 212731623366909
  • Datum des Hochladens: 2020-01-15
  • Anzahl der Seiten: 424 Seiten
  • Autor: Scott Carney
  • Verlag: Scott Carney


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Pressestimmen Climbing a mountain in nothing but a pair of shorts seems idiotic to most but for Wim Hof and his companions it’s just another day. When investigative journalist and anthropologist Carney heard about Hof’s mind-boggling methods and claims that he could “hack” the human body he knew he had to venture to Poland to expose this fraud. But in just a few days Hof changed Carney’s mind and so began a friendship and a new adventure. Carney now chronicles his journey to push himself mentally and physically using Wim Hof’s method of cold exposure breath-holding and meditation to tap into our primal selves. Our ancestors survived harsh conditions without modern technology while we live in comfortable bubbles with little to struggle against and wonder how they survived. The question is What happens when we push our bodies to the limit? Carney calls on evolutionary biology and other modern scientific disciplines to explore and explain Hof’s unconventional methods. Fresh and exciting this book has wide appeal for readers interested in health sports self-improvement and extreme challenges.—BooklistAs this engaging autoethnography relates anthropologist and investigative journalist Carney was skeptical upon encountering a photo of a nearly naked Wim Hof sitting on a glacier in the Arctic Circle. Hof a Dutch fitness guru who runs a training camp in Poland’s wilderness claims he can control his body temperature and immune system solely with his mind; though Carney set out to prove Hof a charlatan he was instead won over. Carney documents his interactions with Hof and the many others who have learned to control their bodies in seemingly impossible ways: he learned Hof’s breathing techniques for tricking the body into doing things it isn’t evolutionarily designed for and underwent training to face extreme cold while barely clothed. It is this training that enables Hof and Carney to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro in 28 hours while wearing shorts. This is part guide and part popular science book; readers will learn about how Neanderthals used the body’s “brown fat” to keep warm and how exposure nearly reverses the symptoms of diabetes. The accomplishments Carney documents are unbelievable and fascinating; this isn’t a how-to for those looking to perform extraordinary feats but it is an entertaining account that will appeal to the adventurous.Publishers WeeklyOn the heels of the paleo diet comes a new claim: taking on the physical challenges of the environment faced by our prehistoric ancestors can undo what easy calories and effortless comfort have done to our bodies—made them fat lazy and weak.In his latest book investigative journalist and anthropologist Carney (A Death on Diamond Mountain: A True Story of Obsession Madness and the Path to Enlightenment 2015 etc.) expands on his 2014 Playboy piece “The Iceman Cometh” in which he profiled Dutch fitness guru Wim Hof and experienced Hof’s strenuous training methods some of which involve exposing the near-naked body to snow and icy water. At first skeptical Carney became convinced by the changes he experienced in his own body. The narrative is filled with personal details that will engage astonish and even repel readers. Expanding on his unnerving close-up account the author also examines the research being done on the role of brown adipose tissue in the body and a variety of military and sports medicine training practices. He cites the anecdotal evidence of people who have placed their faith in Hof and are convinced that his techniques have changed if not saved their lives—e.g. sufferers of Parkinson’s disease Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis. As a climax to his account Carney describes how stripped to the waist he accompanied Hof on a climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro Africa’s highest peak. In the epilogue the author asserts that his experiences showed him that “exposure to cold helps reconfigure the cardiovascular system combat autoimmune malfunctions and is a pretty darned good method to simply lose weight.” Hof provides the book’s foreword.Couch potatoes take warning: the experiences described in this testimonial are often tough to read about and the conclusions while sometimes convincing might best be taken with a touch of skepticism.Kirkus“Scott Carney is so curious about getting to the truth of things that he is willing to endure great pain and suffering to get there. While investigating the controversial methods of Wim Hof and others operating on the scientific fringe Carney entered a skeptic yet emerged a true believer. In What Doesn't Kill Us readers get to follow him along on his transformational journey and the insights are truly fascinating. Informative fun and with a healthy degree of danger this is a book for the adventurer in all of us.”—Gabrielle Reece co-founder XPT (Extreme Performance Training)“The further we get from the harsh environmental conditions that once threatened our existence the more we need them. I see this every weekend at a Spartan Race somewhere in the world. Millions of otherwise sane people line up to suffer and push themselves to their physical limits and it feels good. What Doesn't Kill Us is a fascinating investigation into the innate urge that drives people like these and reveals how some have managed to use environmental conditioning to accomplish truly extraordinary things.' —Joe DeSena founder Spartan Race“As a Navy SEAL you live by the mantra ‘what doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger.’ We would hear this phrase and repeat it but we never had any proof that it was factual. Yet through comprehensive study Scott Carney has brilliantly documented how engaging in environmental conditioning breathing meditation and other techniques can actually make us physically and mentally stronger. What Doesn’t Kill Us is a fascinating book that will captivate all who read it and that will be of immense value to those in the military those who are active in sports and those who seek an alternate means of developing greater mental and physical strength.”—Don D. Mann New York Times bestselling author Inside SEAL Team SIX “Damn fun and extremely well-researched What Doesn’t Kill Us is a great addition to the canon of high performance literature!”— Steven Kotler New York Times bestselling author of Abundance and The Rise of Superman“When it's cold outside do you turn the heating up? Do you always put a coat on before going out? Do you think your comfortable life is good for you? If so you have to read Scott Carney's What Doesn't Kill Us. Through some great stories — which often involve Carney trudging through snow without much on — and some serious research he shows us how to escape the bland shuffling gait of our centrally-heated fleece-jacketed molly-coddled lives by diving head-first into the ice-cold axe-sharp scary experiences that made our ancestors’ hearts beat faster every day. If we do that we can awaken from the dull slumber of modern life and open our eyes to a better healthier dawn of crisp air better circulation and the ability to truly mean it when we say: I'm alive. Buy this book and you'll emerge a stronger healthier more human human.”— James Wallman author of Stuffocation Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Scott Carney is an investigative journalist and anthropologist whose stories blend narrative non-fiction with ethnography. His reporting has taken him to some of the most dangerous and unlikely corners of the world. The New York Times says 'Carney writes with considerable narrative verve slamming home the misery of what he has witnessed with passion and visceral detail.' He has been a contributing editor at Wired and his work also appears in Mother Jones Foreign Policy Playboy Details Discover Outside and Fast Company. He lives in Denver CO. Leseprobe. Abdruck erfolgt mit freundlicher Genehmigung der Rechteinhaber. Alle Rechte vorbehalten. Introduction An Ode to a Jellyfish   I don’t like to suffer. Nor do I particularly want to be cold wet or hungry. If I had a spirit animal it would probably be a jellyfish floating in an ocean of perpetual comfort. Every now and then I’d snack on some passing phytoplankton or whatever it is that jellyfish snack on and I’d use the tidal forces of the ocean to keep me at the optimal depth. If I were lucky enough to have come into the world as a Turritopsis dohrnii the so-called “immortal jellyfish” then I wouldn’t even have to worry about death. When my last days approached I could simply shrivel into a ball of goo and reemerge a few hours later as a freshly minted juvenile version of myself. Yes it would be awesome to be a jellyfish.   Unfortunately as it turns out I am not an amorphous blob of seagoop. As a human I am merely the most recent iteration of several hundred million years of evolutionary development from the time we were all just muck in a primordial soup. Most of those previous generations had it pretty rough. There were predators to outwit famines to endure species-ending cataclysms to evade and an ever-changing struggle to survive in outright hostile environments. And let’s be real most of those would-be ancestors died along the way without passing on their genes.   Evolution is a continual battle waged through generations of minute mutations where only particularly fit or lucky creatures outperform hapless genetic dead ends. The body we have today hasn’t stopped evolving but I still think if we peel back all the eons of changes that brought us here today that we will still find a little bit of jellyfish at the very core of our beings.   This is because we have a nervous system that is almost perfectly attenuated for homeostasis: the effortless state where the environment meets every physical need. Our nervous system automatically responds to challenges in the world around us—triggering muscle contractions releasing hormones modulating body temperature and performing a million other tasks that give us an edge in a particular moment.   But barring an urgent need for survival the human body is perfectly content to simply rest and do nothing. Doing things doing anything requires a certain amount of energy and our bodies would rather save up that energy just in case they need it later. The great bulk of these bodily functions lie just beneath our conscious thoughts but if whatever motivates our nervous system could express itself it would probably maintain that the body that it is responsible for would best tick by admirably well in a state of perpetual and stressless comfort.   But what is comfort? It’s not really a feeling as much as it is an absence of things that aren’t comfortable. Our species might never have survived necessary but arduous treks across scorching deserts or over frigid mountain peaks if there weren’t the promise of some physical reward at the end of the journey. We sate our thirst don layers of clothing on cold winter days and clean our bodies because that yearning for comfort is hardwired into our brains. It’s what Freud called the “pleasure principle.”   The programming that makes us gluttons for the easy life didn’t emerge out of nowhere. Aside from my jellyfish spirit animal almost every organism struggles against the environment that it inhabits. Every biological adaptation that makes life incrementally easier came through the glacial progress of natural selection when two animals were able to pass favorable traits onto their descendants. Yet evolution requires more than a biological duty that culminates in a moment of intense passion; it needs the cumulative luck motivations and skill of individual creatures to use their biological abilities to the fullest. Every creature whether it is an amoeba or a great ape needs motivation to overcome the challenges of the world around it. Comfort and pleasure are the two most powerful and immediate rewards that exist.   Anatomically modern humans have lived on the planet for almost 200000 years. That means your officemate who sits on a rolling chair beneath fluorescent lights all day has pretty much the same basic body as the prehistoric caveman who made spear points out of flint to hunt antelope. To get from there to here humans faced countless challenges as we fled predators froze in snowstorms sought shelter from the rain hunted and gathered our food and continued breathing despite suffocating heat. Until very recently there was never a time when comfort could be taken for granted—there was always a balance between the effort we expended and the downtime we earned. For the bulk of that time we managed these feats without even a shred of what anyone today would consider modern technology. Instead we had to be strong to survive. If your pasty-skinned officemate had the ability to travel back in time and meet one of his prehistoric ancestors it would be a very bad idea for him to challenge that caveman to a footrace or a wrestling match.   Over the course of hundreds of thousands of years humans invented some things that made life easier—fire cooking stone tools fur skins and foot bindings—but we were still largely at the mercy of nature. About 5000 years ago at the dawn of recorded history things got a little easier still as we domesticated various animal species to do work for us built better shelters and carried more sophisticated gear. As human culture advanced at least it all was getting incrementally easier. Even so being a human was not exactly carefree. Each age let us depend more on our ingenuity and less on our basic biology until technological progress was poised to outpace evolution itself. And then sometime in the early 1900s our technological prowess became so powerful that it broke our fundamental biological links to the world around us. Indoor plumbing heating systems grocery stores cars and electric lighting now let us control and fine-tune our environment so thoroughly that many of us can live in what amounts to a perpetual state of homeostasis. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like outside—scorching heat blizzards thunderstorms or just fine summer days—a person can wake up long past when the sun rises eat a breakfast chock-full of fruits flown in from a climate halfway across the globe head to work in a temperature-controlled car spend the day in an office and come home without ever feeling the outside air for more than a few minutes. Modern humans are the very first species since the jellyfish that can almost completely ignore their natural obstacles to survival.   Yet comfort’s golden age has a hidden dark side. While we can imagine what a difficult environment might feel like very few of us routinely experience the stresses of our forebears. With no challenge to overcome frontier to press or threat to flee from the humans of this millennium are overstuffed overheated and understimulated. The struggles of us privileged denizens of the developed world—getting a job funding a retirement getting kids into a good school posting the exactly right social media update—pale in comparison to the daily threats of death or deprivation that our ancestors faced. Despite this apparent victory success over the natural world hasn’t made our bodies stronger. Quite the opposite in fact: Effortless comfort has made us fat lazy and increasingly in ill health.   The developed world—and for that matter much of the developing world—no longer suffers from diseases of deficiency. Instead we get the diseases of excess. This century has seen an explosion of obesity...

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