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What did you love best about What Doesn't Kill Us?
I'd heard of Wim Hof already however, I realized that Scott Carney used Hoff as an anchoring idea to then launch off in a number of different directions around the idea of tempering your body/mind to endure discomfort.
What was one of the most memorable moments of What Doesn't Kill Us?
The trek up Kilmanjaro was a very memorable chapter. I won't spoil the story but suffice it to say it was a very human moment to realize that even 'hero's' have ego's and are prone to being self centered.
Have you listened to any of Scott Carney’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
No but it has made me intensely interested in learning more. I appreciated the fact that Scott showed that a regular guy can put these ideas and techniques to use and have some significant benefit.
Any additional comments?
There are a host of podcast episodes out there on Wim Hof, Brian Mackenzie, and Laird Hamilton among others. More than enough fodder for someone interested in learning more.
23 of 23 people found this review helpful
Listened to the whole thing in 3 days of house painting. Scott connects the dots between methods taught by Wim Hoff and some of the most inspiring athletes and teachers in the health and fitness space. He brings his humble character to make this incredible journey accessible to the rest of us mortals and dispels his own healthy scepticism.
it is an intelligent exploration into reclaiming the innate capacity within an ordinary human that put his life on the line.
Thank You Scott.
20 of 21 people found this review helpful
didn't really glean anything from this. the VICE video on Wim Hof online gives you everything you need to know. this book is filled with unnecessary filler to bulk it out into a book.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Wonderful hole hearted story about Scott's journey with Wim Hof's method, endurance trials, meetings and experiments with world class athletes. Scott also knows his physiological science. I just loved the detailed descriptions of events and the personalities. Wish there was more chapters. Don't buy if you are in a hurry just to learn the methods. Must be enjoyed like chocolate - slowly. This is one of my favorite self growth books ever.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Good book. Good story but a few points wrong.
I am a freediving instructor. How to breathe properly is very important.
Saying you get high on oxygen is rubbish.. I have breathed pure o2 and hardly noticed it.
The reason you get dizzy is because you are experiencing cellular hypoxia. That is why you can pass out while sitting there hyperventilating. You are actually unable to access the o2 in your body.
Check the Bohr effect.
You loose your true ability to survive underwater holding your breath. You can definitely go longer by normal tidal breathing ... but only if you are truly mentally tough.
You did inspire me to do more but I will do it by breathing properly.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would absolutely recommend this to a friend. This book offers a great mix between story telling, and being educational. At times it can seem a little repetitive but I think this is a good thing in this instance.
What did you like best about this story?
The struggle of humanity
Which scene did you most enjoy?
He rubbed ice himself, with steam erupting off of his body.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I have listened to it in one sitting, and repeatedly since.
Any additional comments?
If you close your eyes, you can almost convince yourself the book is being read to you by Ryan Reynolds, which is kinda fun.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful