Cold Shock Proteins Shown to Benefit Human Physiology

Yes, you’ll feel great afterwards. Sure, it may help recovery. But, what’s happening for these people who are doing regular ice baths?

The magic is in cold shock proteins. 

Simply put, the exposure of the human body to extreme fluctuations of temperature “shocks” the system in a way that requires the system to respond and regulate in the presented environment. When exposed to the cold, the body synthesizes stress proteins that serve critical roles in survival and vitality. 

As more clinical trials demonstrate the importance of these shock proteins, it’s likely that programs like Breath & Exposure and the ice baths and sauna work therein will become more popular, not less. 

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11/15/22 WOD


Build to a 3RM Banded Front Squat..

Complete 3 rounds for quality of:

10 Staggered KB Swing (ea)
10 DB Rollbacks

Then, EMOM 12

Min 1: :30 Max Double Unders
Min 2: 16 KB Front Rack Reverse Lunges
Min 3: 8-10 Wide Grip Pull Ups


“Hip Mobility Series 1.0”

1:00 Low Couch – Left
1:00 High Couch – Left
1:00 Low Couch – Right
1:00 High Couch – Right

Complete 3 rounds for quality:

100’ 1-Arm DB Overhead Carry – Left
100’ 1-Arm DB Overhead Carry – Right
16 Alt Renegade Rows
20 Plate Front Raises

Then, AMRAP 9

6 Athletic Burpees
9 1-Arm DB Hang Snatches – Left
9 1-Arm DB Hang Snatches – Right
12 Alt Pistols