Idea 055: Tabata Shower Automator

I love podcasts. Maybe one day I’ll have one of my own, but for now, I’m a professional podcast listener. And I’m also intrigued by morning routines by successful people. As creatures of habit, we all have a routine of some sort. Things we do each morning. Some people are military and even anal about following it to the tee. Others, not so much.

I find myself somewhere in the middle, although I’m getting better and more consistent.

One of my favorite podcasters posted his morning routine in great detail. And one of the line items intrigued me enough to do a little research: he takes a five-minute tabata shower every morning.

For those who do not know what a tabata is, it’s a popular term in the workout world. It means so much time on, and so much time resting. For example, tabata sit-ups might be 20 seconds of sit-ups followed by 10 seconds of rest. A standard tabata is eight rounds. They’re actually great for small workouts when you want to focus on one particular muscle group.

Anyway, the idea of a tabata shower was new to me. I had never heard of it before. In his case, the “on/off” thing meant “cold/hot.” So, he showers forĀ 20 seconds cold, 10 seconds hot back and forth. Now, if it were me, I’d flip flop the two so at least there’s more hot than cold. But the idea intrigued me enough to investigate.

There’s no denying the benefits of an invigorating shower in the morning. And some people take the freezing cold thing to the extreme- with these polar bear swims and such. Not for me. But I think there’s something to the idea of really waking yourself up and a tabata shower is an interesting way to do it. Such health trends are very popular in the world we live in. I can see masses of people discovering tabata showers, just because they’re new and different.

Granted, they’re new to me. You might say, “I’ve been taking tabata showers for years, you idiot.” But I just don’t hear much about them. So, on to my invention idea…

A tabata shower regulator. How annoying to manually turn the know back and forth every 20 seconds or 10 seconds. Makes it hard to do a thorough hair wash, right? Why not invent a little device you install (not sure where- I’m no plumber) that automatically regulates your water temperature back and forth to whatever settings you have programmed.

Maybe you want to do 40 seconds hot, 20 seconds cold. Done. Maybe you’re just getting your feet wet (pardon the pun) and you want to do 60 seconds hot, 5 seconds cold. Whatever you like. How cool would it be and how easy would it make things for people to give it a shot?

How the device works and where/how to install is left to a professional. I’m the idea guy. But if you’re that person, let me know. Maybe it’s too difficult- it would have to be simple enough that the average joe could install it without too much trouble.

But if it’s possible, I think we have something here. Thoughts?


PS, for the rest of the guy’s morning routine, click here.

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