The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss
An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman

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11 Critic Reviews

Some of this junk might actually work, but you’re going to be embarrassed doing it or admitting to your friends that you’re trying it...I’ll give Mr. Ferriss this: He is never boring.
-NY Times

Synopsis

Thinner, bigger, faster, stronger... which 150 pages will you read?

Is it possible to:
Reach your genetic potential in 6 months?
Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better than on 8 hours?
Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing?
 
Indeed, and much more. This is not just another diet and fitness 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 to lose those last 5-10 pounds (or 100+ pounds) with odd combinations of food and safe chemical cocktails.

* How to prevent fat gain while bingeing (X-mas, holidays, weekends)
* How to increase fat-loss 300% with a few bags of ice
* How Tim gained 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days, without steroids, and in four hours of total gym time
* How to sleep 2 hours per day and feel fully rested
* How to produce 15-minute female orgasms
* How to triple testosterone and double sperm count
* How to go from running 5 kilometers to 50 kilometers in 12 weeks
* How to reverse “permanent” injuries
* How to add 150+ pounds to your lifts in 6 months
* How to pay for a beach vacation with one hospital visit
       
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.


From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Timothy Ferriss

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TIMOTHY FERRISS, serial entrepreneur and ultravagabond, has been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Maxim, and other media. He speaks six languages, runs a multinational firm from wireless locations worldwide, and has been a world-record holder in tango, a national champion in Chinese kickboxing, and an actor on a hit television series in Hong Kong. He is twenty-nine years old.
 
Published December 14, 2010 by Harmony. 593 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for The 4-Hour Body
All: 11 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 4

Kirkus

Good
on Nov 20 2012

Four hours? A gimmick, to be sure, but a good one to lure you into this rangy, obsessive immersion in food and its many wonders...A wildly inventive excursion through the creation of our daily bread—and our occasional carp à l’ancienne.

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NY Times

Below average
on Jan 06 2011

Some of this junk might actually work, but you’re going to be embarrassed doing it or admitting to your friends that you’re trying it...I’ll give Mr. Ferriss this: He is never boring.

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WSJ online

Above average
on Jan 04 2013

Despite a tendency to ramble and show off—the book is stuffed with over-staged photos of the author and goes off on nonfood tangents, including how to fold a T-shirt—Mr. Ferriss brings a lively intelligence and a sense of fun to his project.

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Suite 101

Good
on Feb 27 2011

The 4-Hour Body is a huge, informative book that includes many lifestyle-changing topics.

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Diets in Review

Above average

There really is no way to tell if you will have the results that are promised, but there is some good information contained that can help you reach your goals.

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Eat Right. Academy of Nutrition and Dietics

Below average

Strict deprivation diets are not the answer to lifelong health and happiness.

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Shine from Yahoo

Below average
on Oct 05 2012

My basic finding is that after trying the diet, supplements, exercise routines and lifestyle changes recommended in the 4-Hour Body that I found no change, whatsoever, in body weight or competition. Nor did any of my other friends trying the book.

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Harvard Business Review

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Reviewed by Alexandra Samuel on Mar 10 2011

...Ferriss encourages the geek world to embrace surface-level judgements. It’s not about feeling great as much as it is about looking great. That’s out of step with what makes geek culture sing. The sweetest thing about the geek world is its notional rejection of the quick, superficial judgements that drive offline interaction...

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EzineArticles

Good
on Mar 09 2011

I am a Tim Ferriss believer now, and after reading the book, I intend to (1) rave about it to my friends, and (2) personally try out most of the practical tips and advice he gave.

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EzineArticles

Above average
on Jan 27 2011

Look at it with a critical mind and you'll get more out of it. Keep your mind open, because he successfully challenges and eliminates many of the 'false ideas' about our bodies that have been popularized in the general media for decades.

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EzineArticles

Good
on Oct 04 2010

The whole "achieving more with less" approach will appeal to not only health conscious people, but probably make your average couch potato want to join in too.

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