The 4-Hour Body eBook 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 I picked up this book for two reasons. The first is that I'm training for my first Iron Man Triathlon in 6 months and this book offered rapid muscle re-tooling in both core strength training and endurance training. I'm finding that while my cardio system is in good shape, my core muscles get tired early in the day leading to improper form, possible injuries, and being generally miserable. So i'm highly motivated to implement some quick body hack to get up to snuff quickly. The second is that Tim Ferris is always helpful in overall quality of life improvement. There is a whole section dedicated to the My Zeo sleep coach tool which I bough last month; I'm curious to read his insights into the tool I've already found so helpful. - so we are both thinking in the same vein.
Tim Ferriss is a madman, but the way he approaches refining his body and his life totally makes sense to me. This book presents a series of self-experiments based in bodybuilding lore, nutrition research, hard science, and recommendations from homeless people, sex-positive advocates, and David Blaine. Tim Ferriss (and his merry band of subjects) test everything from standing on one foot to exhaustion to garlic supplements to extreme carb binges in the pursuit of the minimum effective dose of effort. I found The Four Hour Body to be an interesting and informative read. You can read it straight through - as I did - or pick and choose the parts that are of interest to you. I'm not interested in gaining 34 pounds of pure muscle or learning to hold my breath for several minutes or master my baseball swing, but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy reading about them. One of the things I appreciated about the way Ferriss presents these experiments - and an aspect that I suspect might be missed if you dip in and out - is that his recommendations are explicitly based on what has worked for him and his testers. Not everything will work for everyone. Not everyone has the same goals.
In an appendix chapter, he emphasizes that he got started experimenting on himself because he was skeptical about an acne treatment and wanted to know if it was the pills, the cream, the pills and the cream, or just time that caused improvements in his acne. These experiments aren't totally scientific, but they're based on isolating variables - the cream, the pills - and observing results. This methodology is highly transferable to any aspect of self-improvement. Am I going to become superhuman as a result of reading this book? No. But I did learn a lot, and am trying my own experiments with his experiments. Fingers crossed for good results! Reading note: while The Four Hour Body was easy to read on the Kindle - for size, if nothing else - both Shane and I think it would be easier to use in hard copy.
An excellent book that looks at many commonly held beliefs and asks the question "Is that really so?" He uses himself as a test subject and finds many surprising things can happen if you say "what if I..." and take the chance. It is easy to read and organized to allow the reader to just read the parts that apply whether that is losing fat, gaining strength, or other feats. Very strongly recommended.
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