Cold Pod

What do you think of when you hear about cold podding?

Cold Plunging

When I hear Cold Pod, I think of what athletes do after a challenging game: sit in a tub filled with ice-filled water.

Does that sound fun? Heck no, this doesn’t sound like fun at all. Why would anyone want to do this? That is a good question.

One Day

My son wants to be a strength and conditioning coach. He said that cold podding would benefit our bodies and that we should get one.

Going back and forth with his mother, they thought they would get one.

Picked Up

We went looking for something to cold pod in. We went to Cal Ranch and looked at Horse feeding tubs. I guess they were not big enough for what my son was looking for. So Amazon came to the rescue.

We picked up t the following.

We got this on Amazon. Here is the link to the one we got.

Cold Pod


This is from The Cold Pod Company.

We also picked up the following for underneath the cold pod, as you know, to further protect the bottom of the cold pod.

Do I 

I do not do this adventure with my wife and kids. My heart doctor said no. I will follow their advice. I did a cold pod of sorts at one point in my life. When I tore all the ligaments in my ankle, I had to put it in freezing cold water and then in hot water. It was torture, and I was 16.

Things I do to support them in this adventure

  • Take the cover off
  • Time them
  • Put the cover back on
  • Drain the cold pod
  • Fill the cold pod up.
  • Towel Boy

One time, I fell down the slippery stairs due to the ice. That wasn’t fun. It didn’t hurt anything but my pride. But that is what happens when you are overweight. Gravity takes over.


They say it has a lot of benefits to do this. What are they?

  • Blood vessels are constricted
  • Can have a positive impact on the cardiovascular system
  • Reduced Muscle soreness
  • Faster recovery
  • Improved Muscle repair
  • Enhanced circulation
  • Decreased swelling
  • Pain relief
  • Increased Metabolism
  • Boosted Immune System
  • Improved mood
  • Enhanced Mental Resilience
  • Hormonal Balance
  • Increased Oxygen uptake
  • Better Sleep
  • Improved Skin Health
  • Aid in Weight Loss


My son likes it as he gets into the zone of it. My wife doesn’t like it but does it and then gets into the zone and goes for a while. It isn’t recommended that you go for a long time. They do anywhere from 3 minutes to 8 minutes. They have done it in 30-degree water to 64-degree water.

Now that it is summertime, how will we keep the water cold? Will we need a chiller? Ice blocks? Who knows?


Yep, I filmed a video all about the cold pod.

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