Hot tubs can be used for training the body and mind
Photos: Oswajamy Zywioły team with Valerjan on the left
Retailer story 12.11.2020
Valerjan Romanovski, scientist who pushes the limits of his body
Valerjan Romanovski is a Polish scientist and survivalist, who studies the limits and potentials of the human body. He has survived extremely cold conditions, and his next project involves living in a cold region for 60 days, taking daily swims in different temperatures in the wild and in a hot tub.
Valerjan Romanovski has been working on his body for 20 years. He holds several Guinness World Records in endurance disciplines as well as about 10 different other records. Some of his records are connected with cold. This coming winter, he is looking for an opportunity to live in a remote and cold region for about 60 days without any help or assistance from the outside. One possible destination is the Finnish Lapland.
– The ideal location would be by a lake. I will swim every day in different temperatures: I will do winter bathing in cold water and warm bathing in a heated hot tub. I am planning to consume only cold foods and sleep under a clear sky. I will have contact with other people, but I will not receive any help from them.
Being a survivalist might sound like a lonely life, but Valerjan welcomes company.
– I would be very grateful for any company! So, if someone wants do winter bathing, or spend some time with me or spend the night under a clear sky, feel free to contact me, invites Valerjan.
Why push the limits of your body?
Valerjan belongs to a team called “Oswajamy Żywioły” which translates to We tame the Elements. The team analyses the potentials and abilities of the human body.
¬– We think that people underestimate the abilities of the human body. Our team tries to show its strength and what we are able to achieve. We use a scientific approach in building awareness of how we can safely use cold and benefit from it.
Valerjan is a scientist himself.
– I listen to my body and try to fight the cold. The human organism has a potential which needs to be used. I constantly try to raise the bar and put myself in a state of discomfort. Such experiences allow for constant development.
Training the mind and body
Another issue is the physical and mental fitness. A calm mind is able to do a lot more, and a trained body is able to survive better.
– By using a hot tub, I force my body to switch into different states. In a natural environment, such warm and low temperatures as the ones that I aim for, are rarely available. The tub is an ideal tool for us, and we can use it anywhere: we can control and obtain the desired temperature that we want to test at the moment. And during my projects, it’s important to have control over water temperature, Valerjan explains.
Valerjan is supported in his experiments by Vingberg Polska, a reseller of Kirami hot tubs in Poland.
– We love people who inspire others, especially in connection with health and nature. Valerjan loves nature and wood and encourages people to benefit from them. This is what unites us, says Anna Rabada, Marketing Specialist at Vingberg Polska.
Thanks to the training in tubs in different conditions, Valerjan is better prepared to survive in a wild environment with extremely low temperatures. So far, his achievements include, for instance:
• A 24-hour stationary bike ride while the temperature varied between -170°C and 70°C, the temperature difference being 240°C
• Winter swimming in -120°C
• Expedition to Yakutia, Siberia: 100 hours of bicycle rides without any assistance in -55°C
• The longest bicycle ride in the world in -100°C
Valerjan has also organized the Polish Championships in winter swimming.
See a video of Valerjan winter swimming in -100°C
Read an article of Valerjan riding a bike for 400 km in -60°C