The Recovery Room at ResoluteFIT is soon to get an upgrade!
The COLD PLUNGE is on it’s way.
In a previous blog here (https://weareresolutefit.com/the-cold-plunge-resolutefit/) Coach Brittany breaks down some of the cold plunge basics. Be sure to check that out!
This blog talks about WHY you’ll want to add it into your routine.
Kind of like this. But with a tub.
1. To Get Uncomfortable
Working out is uncomfortable … until you do it so much you enjoy it.
Eating healthy is uncomfortable … until you do it so much you enjoy it.
Cold plunging is another way for us to get uncomfortable … until we enjoy it.
We know in life that delaying gratification is best. We also know that embracing discomfort leads to a better future.
But we must make this CHOICE every day.
Do we do what is comfortable and easy?
Do we do what is uncomfortable and hard?
At ResoluteFIT, we know the answer (and best result) comes from uncomfortable and hard.
Cold plunging is just another way to express and benefit from it!
2. To Have More Daily Energy
Have you ever jumped in the cold ocean? Most of us have. That sure as heck wakes you up right?! It’s cold in the moment for sure, but after … you feel AMAZING!
Here is a quick burst of science from the Cold Plunge website about this feeling:
“Cold plunging triggers the production of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine, a critical chemical in the body that helps regulate attention, focus, and energy! A daily cold plunge can help increase your levels of norepinephrine, simultaneously increasing your energy.”
3. To Learn To Control Your Breathing
What happens when you get uncomfortable? Could be working out, on a date, at an interview, anything …
Most people lose control of their breathing, and start doing these tiny shallow breaths.
Hint: That is the OPPOSITE of what we should do.
The ideal breath is roughly 6 seconds in, and 6 seconds out.
How many of those do you do in a day? Probably zero.
The cold plunge gives you an opportunity to PRACTICE proper breathing. When you get in, FOCUS on your breath. BIG DEEP BREATH IN – BIG DEEP BREATH OUT. Control it!
Once you learn to apply it here, you can apply it during wallballs, interviews, dates, etc etc and watch your performance skyrocket!
4. To Improve Recovery
When you go in cold water, your blood vessels constrict. This sends blood closer to your vital organs. After leaving the cold water, the blood vessel open up, which “flushes out” our circulatory system, helping reduce inflammation and improving your recovery!
5. To Improve Sleep
“When you dip into the Plunge, your body triggers the autonomic nervous system. This system is a network of vessels and nerves, split into two parts that control your response to stress. The first part, the sympathetic nervous system, triggers your “fight or flight” response, while the second part, the parasympathetic nervous system, helps to shut it down once the stress has passed. By enduring this stress on your body daily, you can begin to train both systems to your benefit. When you begin to control your response to stress, you’ll likely find that you can also control your relaxation and sleep.” – Per Cold Plunge