Quest: Power Shower



Quest Rewards

+30 Strength
+25 Health
+20 Spirit

Start the day off feeling refreshed and pumped.


Quest Briefing

Let me tell you, comrade. For most of my life, I was under the impression that I could not go a single day without having a hot shower in the morning. I felt like it was a limitation but that there was nothing I could do about it.

That is, until I had to.

When I lived in the redwood forests of California, the only shower I had access to was a cold shower. So I had no choice but to tough it out.

It was painful, shocking, and nerve wracking. But, you know what? I got over it. The human body adapts rather quickly, I found.

In no time at all, I was quite content taking cold showers. My wife thought I was crazy, listening to me huff, puff, and gasp for air.

But the feeling is so magical. Nothing wakes you up more. Nothing pumps you up in the morning quite like an ice cold shower. It’s extremely refreshing and you feel strong and alive afterwards.

I got to a point where taking a hot shower actually started to feel toxic. My body began to crave the sensation of cold water. It began to feel healthier to take cold showers.

Now, I love them! They revitalize you like nothing else. And they force you to breathe heavily and rapidly, which really gets your circulation pumping.

I can’t tell you enough how amazing you feel after getting out of a cold shower. You’ll feel strong. Solid.

Give it a shot, don’t be a wimp!


Quest Objectives

Take a cold shower. Don’t use any hot water.

If you want, though, you can start by taking a hot shower and then switch it to cold at the end. It’s a good way to start off. But if you want the full effects, just jump in and be ready for a rush like no other.

Make sure to let the water pour all over you, including your back and head. Really get into it, like you would if it were a hot shower.

Bonus #1: try to not shiver.

Bonus #2: try to sing in the shower…it’s funny.


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  1. Riz said:

    I take a cold shower every morning now. At first you start to feel insane…but then the madness takes hold and you laugh your way to a better day.

    September 22, 2014
    • D/C Russ said:

      Wow dude. Glad there’s someone else out there who challenges the limits of madness and insanity.

      Good for you, comrade.

      Let this man be an example of what it means to tinker with life.

      Keep dancing.

      September 22, 2014
  2. I used to have “brain fog” in the morning, some morning it took me about 3 hours to wake up and maybe more some day. No wonder I became addicted to coffee! But in 5 minutes, a cold showers gets the freaking job done! Even better than coffee!

    Must have something to do with brain oxygenation and improved blood circulation… I suspect the body might release some adrenaline to …

    October 2, 2014
    • D/C Russ said:

      Oh yeah heck yeah. Cold showers force you to hyper-oxygenate which is one reason you feel so damn alive afterwards.

      October 2, 2014
  3. I take a cold shower in the morning (five minutes) where I rinse my body and wash my hair.

    I get out, get dressed, and tackle my day.

    At the end of the day I go to the gym and sweat and pick up heavy things for a little while, and when I get home I take another 5 minute cold shower – wash my body, rinse my hair.

    I’ve been doing cold showers since an Art of Manliness article on subject back in like 2010 or 2011 that talked about turning the shower to cold when you got out. After researching I realized that going straight cold is better for you.

    When you go from hot to cold, if you aren’t careful you could shock your body worse than just jumping in to cold. Not to mention the extreme temperature change (from +100 to, what, 60 or less?) could make you sick or cause other problems.

    Great article! I like the way you have it set up, quests, and so forth.

    Keep it going, man!

    October 21, 2014

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