“They Sometimes Work for a Brief Period…”: Jorge Masvidal Drops an Intriguing Revelation on Joe Rogan’s Infamous Therapy

Published 09/06/2023, 5:34 AM EDT

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When it comes to the world of combat sports and physical fitness, few figures are as iconic as Joe Rogan. The UFC commentator and host of ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ (JRE) podcast has become synonymous with wellness practices like saunas and cold plunges. Rogan’s avid endorsement of these activities often leaves fans in awe and wondering if he possesses superhuman resilience. 

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Now, a former UFC fighter who has left his indelible mark on the fight game has given his two cents on the JRE host’s infamous cold plunge therapy. Guess what? It’s none other than Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal, who has now added to the buzz around this bizarre recovery therapy. ‘Gamebred’ has recently made some revealing statements about this cold bath therapy and it’s not what you would think. So, what does Masvidal have to say about the practice? Let’s hear it from ‘Gamebred’ himself!

Jorge Masvidal gives his take on Joe Rogan’s infamous therapy

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Jorge Masvidal was recently featured on an episode of The Kim Congdon Takeover podcast. During his conversation with the host Kim Congdon, he made some revealing statements about his early fighting days. Around 17 minutes into the discussion, Congdon brought up the infamous cold plunge therapy that’s becoming a norm for fighters and athletes alike. Congdon kicked off the conversation, jokingly asking ‘Gamebred,’ “Are you gonna do the ice bath [challenge]?” 

Masvidal responded with a question of his own, “Are you gonna do the ice bath?” The exchange continued, with ‘Gamebred’ pointing out an intriguing aspect of cold plunges – calorie burning. He emphasized, “[You can] burn a ton of calories…”

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Intrigued by the potential calorie-burning benefits, Congdon asked, “Really? What else can I do to burn calories?”

‘Gamebred,’ drawing from his experience, delved into the intricacies of weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. What’s more – he offered valuable insights, stating, “But it needs to be healthy – because I could show you how to lose like five-six pounds – but it’s water [you’re losing]. As soon as you drink this [water] back – you’d put it on there.”

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Moving forward with the conversation, Masvidal cautioned against extreme diets that may yield results for a brief period. Instead, he emphasized the importance of longevity. He argued, “So you wanna just have something consistent and not necessarily like a diet. But, like a lifestyle that allows you to take those 20 pounds off and still be chilling.”

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Congdon, still intrigued by the calorie-burning potential of ice baths, sought more details, asking, “How many calories is this ice bath burning? Hundreds?”

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Masvidal responded affirmatively, “Yeah, I would say that. Hundreds – depending on how long you stay there…” He acknowledged that some individuals like Joe Rogan take their cold bath experiences to the extreme, even immersing themselves for extended periods.

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In the world of cold plunge therapy, where athletes and enthusiasts explore the boundaries of endurance and wellness, Masvidal’s candid insights add a layer of realism to the fascination surrounding this unconventional practice. While the calorie-burning effects are indeed enticing, the key, as Masvidal highlights, lies in adopting a sustainable and healthy lifestyle for long-term well-being.

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What do you think of ‘Gamebred’s insights on the benefits of cold plunges? Drop your thoughts in the comments below!

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Ashish Tiwari

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