Big Wave Surfer and Fitness Entrepreneur Laird Hamilton Still training to the max at age 57, as can be seen from the latest Instagram video he can see. Length of the pool while holding dumbbells. As the founder Maximum Performance Training (XPT)underwater resistance training exercise ideas Hamilton is all about going to places that are uncomfortable and physically demanding. In fact, he likes to feel uncomfortable as soon as he wakes up.
in an Interview with Men’s HealthHamilton explains that panicking is the first thing in the morning. In the form of extreme heat or cold, how can “activate” his system and “speed up” the day’s workouts?
“It’s like a warm-up,” he says. and feel a little uncomfortable Go take a hot bath for yourself. I know you can go out [feeling great]. We also sauna first. I will go out in the morning in the dark and start my day with a sauna. The weather is very hot. I will do something very hot. Or you could jump into an ice bath and do the opposite. Exposure to either high heat will improve system performance. it will wake you up I’m going to take a cold shower, but the problem is that most people don’t shower cold enough. But the heat will give you a good kick.”
But he didn’t do it for physical gain only: Hamilton believed there was a huge mental advantage to physically challenging this way.
“It is difficult. And something about hardship has a psychological effect on you,” he said. Maybe if we lived in another universe The discomfort might not be very helpful. But the universe in which we live at this point we benefit from discomfort. If you want the rose bush to bloom you have to prune There is no way it is possible.”
Read the full interview For more on embracing discomfort and training in extreme conditions is the key to Hamilton’s success as an athlete.