Michael Andrew Experiments with Wim Hof Breathing Techniques (Video)

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.



  • Round 1 (Quarterfinal): Michael Andrew was the top man through in 23.46. that was less than a tenth shy of his prelims time and a couple of tenths off his lifetime best 23.22. Tim Phillips also broke 24 in the first round, touching 2nd in 23.77. Marcus Schlesinger (24.08) and Meiron Cheruti (24.21) advanced to the semifinal. Giles Smith, an All-American at Arizona turned postgrad for Phoenix Swim Club, was just .05 shy of advancing.
  • Round 2 (Semifinal): Andrew was slightly faster this time throguh with a 23.40 to win it, while Phillips tied his round 1 time in 23.77. Schlesinger touched 3rd in 24.28 ahead of Cheruti (24.77), both slightly slower than their quarterfinal times.
  • Round 3 (Final): Andrew had his fastest swim of the night as he dominated in 23.38. Phillips was a few tenths shy of his best of the day in 24.11.



  • Round 1 (Quarterfinal): Shortly after his 50 fly win, Andrew returned for the 50 free shootouts, leading the first round in 22.25 ahead of Michael Chadwick (22.41). Nathan Adrian was a nail behind in 22.44. Also moving on is Bruno Blaskovic, who took 4th in 22.72. Cullen Jones narrowly missed the semis with his 22.80 for 5th place.
  • Round 2 (Semifinal): It’ll be Adrian vs. Andrew again in the final round, as Adrian touched in 22.52 with Andrew following in 22.69. Chadwick followed closely in 3rd as he touched in 22.77.
  • Round 3 (Final): Adrian once again took the win over Andrew, 22.94 to 23.70. Adrian is still undefeated in 50 free shootouts as he won the race in Austin.

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Wim Hof is a god among men


Do you know what the techniques are exactly


Wim has done podcast with Joe Rogan, Tim Ferriss, Rich Roll, and Dr Rhonda Patrick among others. Check them out, pretty interesting stuff.


Look for his app in the app store… It was free, you can also look up Wim’s workshops around the world. There’s so many people posting YouTube’s about the Wim Hof technique. Eventually, I’d say sign up for the course online or go to a workshop

Mumbo Jumbo

Mumbo jumbo.


Some of the language Wim uses is hippie talk, but there have been numerous scientific studies that “prove” his methods work.


It is old East German documented transpositioned data….laughable at best.


There isn’t, the guy even uses incorrect terminology in his own website.

Swimmer Thieroff

Sounds like he needs to be doing more Dean Farris breathing techniques.

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