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  1. #41
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    Does anybody consider themselves "cold adapted"?

    If so, how long did it take? What was your process to it? What changes did you note? Are you more sensitive to warm environments?

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    10-days into CT, my experiences so far:

    Goal is to have goosebumps but not be shivering for at least 30 minutes a day, preferably while walking outside.
    3-4 cold showers a week after fasted workouts.
    I may try submerging my face in cold water on days I do not take cold showers.
    It definitely subdues hunger, HOWEVER, when hunger does return, I feel I need, almost crave, SFA's and protein, no carbs.
    Toes get cold, but take longer to go numb.
    It does take a little longer to get goosebumps then when I first started.

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    Forgot to add:

    Getting too warm before bed makes me sleepier then before.
    Sleep is even better than before!

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    Well, it's -17 C with a windchill this morning here. Chipped lips and dry skin all over, of course. 'Tis the season for freezing one's butt off...sorry for cold adaptation. Walking by the ice-tracks... erm, the sidewalks in the snow to avoid breaking a leg had started too. Gods, how I hate this city and the winter.
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    How much of cold tolerance is genetic, how much is adaptation and how much is simply diet?

    For instance I am half Scottish and grew up in Scotland. I regularly went outside with minimal clothing, for instance only wearing a shirt in under 10 C weather. I'm in Singapore now and I notice that my skin is often warmer than my friends, especially noticeable when coming out of AC, there's tends to be cold where as I'm warm.

    I've done exercise most of my life and been on a 'high' carb, sustainable calories diet. So how much do all these factors play? For instance people that are calorie restricting tend to feel colder.
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    I'm still wearing a T-shirt and we have frost. I hope that counts for something.
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    I've been wearing a t-shirt everywhere. One thing I have noticed is that I don't need as many blankets at night.

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    Next question: how cold is too cold? My core was extremely warm, but my arms were cold and had goosebumps, but the muscles felt tight and my hands were cold and stiff-like. No shivering though.

    Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primal_BK View Post
    Next question: how cold is too cold? My core was extremely warm, but my arms were cold and had goosebumps, but the muscles felt tight and my hands were cold and stiff-like. No shivering though.

    Thoughts?
    I wouldn't get colder than that, especially extremities. I managed to get reynaulds disease from working in the snow and it really is a bitch. Hands become far too pale for a hand still alive, and immovable at about 7degrees C and less.

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    I am continuing with CT training, however, I feel like I am becoming more sensitive to heat. I find that when sleeping I need to kick off the blankets in the middle of the night due to excessive heat. Anybody else experience this?

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