Former Navy SEAL Clint Emerson, author of “100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation” explains why it can be healthy for you to end a shower with cold water.
TIP #1: Cold water has a therapeutic effect where it can help your body after a long hard workout.
Professional athletes use this same method after intense exercise or a recent sports event or game.
Cold can also be a great equalizer and you will be subjected to this hardship to see who really wants to be a Frogman.
Any stud athlete can run for miles and do pushups.
Put them in the cold surf at night and you will see who really wants to gut it out.
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ANSWER: I personally use Ascent Protein after hard workouts at the gym.
I mix up a scoop with milk and some ice cubes and just shake it up.
I often bring it to the gym with me so I can drink it right after the workout and get the most benefit.
I trust it so much that my wife and daughter are both using it also.
QUESTION: Coach, I need to work on building my core up. What do you recommend?
ANSWER: Plank holds, hollow rocks and flutter kicks are great ways to get your core built up fast.
Also do mountain climbers– they help with flexibility and get your heart rate going on top of really working your upper body.
QUESTION: Coach Brad, I want to build up my garage gym, do you have any recommendations for gear and how to lay it all out??
ANSWER: Check out this article on our Top 10 Strongman Equipment for a Garage Gym. All are great for really working you hard to break through a training plateau.
I want to be a Frogman and try out for BUDS but live in south Florida and not around cold water.
Wim Hof is the go to source for learning how to control your mind and body in cold situations.
ANSWER: I use Athletic Greens in our shakes. It’s got tons of great nutrition—vitamins and minerals. Plus it mixes up easy in milk or water.