‘Can I get out now please?’: Could Wim Hof help me unleash my body’s inner power?

The extreme athlete, self-styled Iceman and now a wellness guru claims his breathing techniques and cold-water immersion can help fight modern ailments. I decided to brave his methods …

“Take a deep breath in,” bellows the Iceman, Wim Hof. “And let it go. Fully in … and letting go. Get into your rhythm, fully in, letting go …”

Lying on his sofa, I do what he says: a big breath in, then release, 20 more, nine more, four, here comes the last.

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