The 4-Hour Body Download by Timothy Ferriss
Click Here to Download the Book The 4-Hour Body is the result of an obsessive quest, spanning more than a decade, to hack the human body. It contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of elite athletes, dozens of MDs, and thousands of hours of jaw-dropping personal experimentation. From Olympic training centers to black-market laboratories, from Silicon Valley to South Africa, Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, fixated on one life-changing question: For all things physical, what are the tiniest changes that produce the biggest results? Thousands of tests later, this book contains the answers for both men and women. From the gym to the bedroom, it's all here, and it all works. YOU WILL LEARN (in less than 30 minutes each) How How How How How How How How How
to prevent fat gain while bingeing (X-mas, holidays, weekends) to increase fat-loss 300% with a few bags of ice Tim gained 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days, without steroids, and in four hours of total gym time to sleep 2 hours per day and feel fully rested to produce 15-minute female orgasms to triple testosterone and double sperm count to go from running 5 kilometers to 50 kilometers in 12 weeks to reverse "permanent" injuries to add 150+ pounds to your lifts in 6 months
And that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are more than 50 topics covered, all with real-world experiments, many including more than 200 test subjects. You don't need better genetics or more discipline. You need immediate results that compel you to continue. That's exactly what The 4-Hour Body delivers.
Reviews The 4-Hour Body is a hulk of a book, weighing in at over 600 pages. But Ferris comes right out in the intro and encourages readers to use it in an a la carte fashion, based on their personal needs and interests. I did not heed said advice, since I wanted to review the entire content of the book, rather than just what pertains to me (obviously, I'm not planning on gaining 30 pounds of muscle weight in as many days). I found this book unexpectedly and deeply engrossing. Every time I sat down to read it, I would immediately get sucked into the text--oblivious to all distractions (often on a bus commute), immune to morning commute sleepiness. And this is nonfiction I'm talking about--what I usually read to fall asleep at night! 4HB is science, health, fitness, and nutrition written in a highly engaging way with advice that is then easily applied to one's own life. The only chapters I skimmed through were a few in the appendix plus the one about hitting home runs. As far as my own results go, I started working out 2-3 times per week for 20 minutes each session, under the simple 6-minute abs/hip thrust & flying dog/kettle bell regime, and saw "shape" improvements after only two weeks. I only stuck with the slow-carb diet (what I refer to as the bean diet) for two weeks, however, because I believe beans are an exacerbant to my rosacea. When I'm feeling motivated again, I'll switch back over to The Fat Flush Plan, which is similar but doesn't require beans. In summary, this is an excellent and well-researched book. If you care at all about your health and fitness you should read it (though probably not straight through ;-) ).
I found this book really useful. Real experiments backed up by real data. I'm a life-long experimenter, and The 4HB appeals to me because it teaches people how to do experiments, track the data, and draw conclusions from it. A number of reviews confuse how this book is marketed with the content it contains. If you find the marketing
distasteful or infomercial-y or cheesy, fine, whatever, it's your opinion. Personally, I think the marketing strategy for this book has been well-planned and executed, FWIW. However, the material is based on solid science, and teaches you how to discern the scheisters from the scientists. There are lots of claims by health products, but not much back up by scientific evidence. Lots of false claims make by corporations with products to sell are debunked, and the scientific evidence that disproves them are given. Worth reading for that alone. Highly recommended to those interested in healthy living.
I'd never read a health book which starts out by describing being backstage at a NIN concert. I knew I was in for a wild ride. In the 4-Hour Body, Tim Ferriss chronicles his eclectic experiences at hacking his body: weight loss & muscle gain, perfect abs and perfect baseball swing, tripling his testosterone, holding his breath for three minutes, & more. As a family physician, I can tell you that most of his material is not that revolutionary: his diet is just a simple variant of a low glycemic load diet, and many trainers will tell you that kettle bells rock as an exercise. But Tim is a showman at heart, as well as probably being just a little bit crazy, and this book reflects his devil-may-care take-life-by-the-throat until it screams for mercy approach to living. The book is intentionally designed to give you a potpouri of ideas and projects to pick from, and he encourages you to find something that you want to change about your body and go for it. Even if you don't implement a single thing in this book, you'll have a barrel of fun reading it. And most everyone will find at least one chapter that they will find intruiging enough to implement his concepts to try on their own. He's motivated me to get back to my ideal weight, and I'm already half way there by implementing some of his regimen. Trippiest health book of the year.
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