The phrase “what doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger” is one we hear throughout our entire lives. Recently, ivestigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney decided he wanted to put that mantra to the test. So he put himself in some of the most dangerous situations and unlikely corners of the world to test his own personal limits. The result is his latest book, What Doesn’t Kill Us, How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude, and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength
In the book, Carney studies Dutch fitness guru Wim Hof, a guy with the ability to control his body temperature in extreme cold. He seeks to answer the question: Can we hack our bodies and use the environment to stimulate our inner biology? Throughout his journey, he is helped by Wim Hof and he also enlists input from an Army scientist, a world-famous surfer, the founders of an obstacle course race movement, and ordinary people who have documented how they have cured autoimmune diseases, lost weight, and reversed diabetes.
Over the course of the book, Carney chronicles his transformational journey as he pushes his body and mind to the edge of endurance, a quest that culminates in a record-bending, 28-hour climb to the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro wearing nothing but a pair of running shorts and sneakers. Buy It Now