Episode 22 - Physical, Mental, and Emotional Benefits of the Wim Hof Method with Reed Shelger




0:00 – 6:00: Kevin & Justin Update + Intro

  • Kevin’s attempt at ninja training.
  • Update on Justin’s gym.


6:00 – 28:00: Reed Shelger talks Wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, and Gym Ownership

  • How wrestling in college at UC Davis peaked Reed’s interest in MMA.
  • The origins of Paradigm Training Center.
  • How Reed balanced a full-time consulting job with gym ownership for 7 years.
  • The factors (including Wim Hof) that led Reed to leave his consulting job in September.
  • Challenges that Paradigm faced including high turnover and selfish coaches.
  • Plans for the future of Paradigm including new recovery methods and more accessible memberships.
  • Appealing to the “Joe Rogan” crowd of fitness.


28:00 – 53:00: Breathing, Yoga, and Ice Baths with Wim Hof

  • Why a bit of discomfort is good in today’s comfortable society.
  • The benefits of cold therapy including weight loss and improved cardiovascular health.
  • How proper breathing increases performance and improves body awareness.
  • Why athletes need to prioritize their recovery.
  • Crazy stories from Reed’s weekend with Wim Hof.
  • Learning that the body is capable of so much more than we realize.
  • How people can immediately incorporate the Wim Hof Method into their training.
  • Reed’s most significant physical, mental, and emotional takeaways from practicing the Wim Hof Method.


53:00 – 1:01:00: The Fire Round

  • Reed answers a series of random questions including his best Urijah Faber story (you don’t want to miss this).