The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
ENHANCED CD 3 * INCLUDES WORKOUT PROGRAMS TO GET YOU STARTED!
Thinner, bigger, faster, stronger... which section of the audiobook will you listen to?
Is it possible to:Reach your genetic potential in6 months? Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better? Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing? Yes, and much more.
Join author Tim Ferriss as he shares the incredible experiment
I mean, I do know it's kind of embarrassing. No one wants to like a self-help book. Not on here anyway. Because we're all educated, self-aware goodreaders, and when we hear that cloying, mutually congratulatory snake-oil rhetoric, we see ...more
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 g ...more
This book is a little unique. You can think of it as a collection of short essays (my understanding is that the book started life as a collection of blog posts by author Tim Ferris) that attempt to “hack” the human body using little tricks and unexpected methods. Ferris likes to quote the 80/20 principle, and in this book, he's trying to find the least amount of effort, that 20% or less of work, that yields ...more
Reader's digest version:
"I'm Tim Ferris. Last week I tracked the weather for five days and noticed that it rained on the four days when I didn't carry an umbrella. But on the day when I did bring an umbrella, it stayed dry out. So obviously, carrying an umbrella prevents rain.
Now, some scientists may scoff and say that this flies in the face of known science and conventional wisdom, or that at least they'd nee ...more
Going into week three of 4HB style eating, and I've lost 4lbs with minimal effort. The much bigger deal? Since dropping gluten & high-fructose corn syrup from my diet, my allergies have all but disappeared, and my inflammation has dropped so much that most of my shoulder pain (wh ...more
It is important to note that this is not a conventional read - the book is meant to be skimmed, only reading sections that interest to you. In that way, it seems more like a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book: you want to lose fat? build muscle? increase streng ...more
I'm a little biased. I beat Tim to the punch on most of this stuff, and ...more
The 4 Hour Body is laid out like a recipe book based on what goals you want to achieve. There are chapters for weight loss, muscle gain, endurance improvements, swimming, s_x techniques, testosterone improvement, injury rehabilitation, and so on. He is not kidding ...more
I digress. Tim throws out a lot of factoids, many of which may be oversimplified or even wrong out of context. But his methodology is right. The point of this book that seems to get missed is to 1) use your body as a laboratory and 2) MEASURE EVERYTHING.
He records everything meticulously. He changes one variable at a ...more
1) Running a successful business
2) Losing 10lbs
3) Adding 34Lbs of muscle
4) Learning a new language
5) Flying around the world
Critics call him a snake oil salesman, his fans (and there are plenty) call him a genius life hacker. In reality, he might be both. His accomplishments are very real (I'm writing about him, ar ...more
First off, this dude is two things - obsessed with his body and a total nerd. Not a nerd like I am, wh ...more
I do not usually like books like th ...more
science this guy's statistically insignificant, biased and poorly designed life experiment. It's less entertaining than a car crash, but has a bit of the morbid interest about the damage it may cause to society.
Not to mention the sex bit, which is pathetic in its definition, scope, and intended results. Luckily, for the better knowing women it will probably mark him as a clueless lover.
I read the first half, abandoned it for a year, and then skimmed ...more
Well, maybe he really isn't all those things - but that's how he comes across in this book. Filled with what he promises as a "minimalist approach" to a better life, I read this as a joke at first and also to see what the heck he had to say. First off, he can't quite say that anything he proposes you do with weight, sex, sleep ...more
This is probably the best nonfiction I've read in 2010. It doesn't take long to be convinced that the author is someone we should listen to (this man is clearly OBSESSED!!), but more importantly, the book is extremely readable. If I were to write a book on the same topic with the same information, it would probably come out reading like the DSM-IV, but Ferriss does a good job of including plenty of entertaining anecdotes and humor to help us along, not to mention simple and concise expl ...more
I found this book unexpectedly and deeply engrossing. Every time I sat down to rea ...more
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, ...more
Книга больше похожа на дневник экспериментатора, чем на руководство к действию ...more
1) If you skip the chapters that don't apply to your life, you can read this entire book in 1-2 days.
2) The anecdotal evidence in support of Ferriss's diet plan is compelling.
3) The author can be amusing. His humorous commentary can make dry, statistical-based information more fun to read.
4) There are photos of exercises you can do to help strengthen various muscle groups. This is good, because some health books describe fitness regimens and then never provide you visual instruction. ...more
That said, at least some (if not all/most) of the key material in the book is also on Ferriss' blog. For example, re: the basics of the slow ...more
On the other I felt a lot of it was written from a perspective too far removed from my own to be useful. Tim's background in the nutrition industry is obvious, and most chapters focus around some combination of drugs or micronutrients, and this is a persistent bias. The chapter on "perfecting the perfect sleep" doesn't ...more