The 4-hour Body : An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman (Hardcover)

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Fun book that can change you

by James Headfield on 11/25/2011

This is a controversial book, because it doesn't follow the mainstream conventions when it comes to diet, exercise, and drugs (pharmaceuticals, supplements). I suggest you read other reviews of this book before purchasing it to see whether it is something you would really want. The book is well-written, but there are times where it is obvious that this is only Ferriss' second book. It's not the best read in the world, but what Tim Ferriss manages to do is take relatively dry information, and make it more digestible. The book has a scientific approach to weight loss and body change, but you don't need to be a scientist to follow along (but it does help). There is a misconception that diets and lifestyle changes like these are just for lazy people, and it's not true. I'm an athletic, smart person, and have played sports most of life. I was relatively healthy to begin with, but 4HB took me to a whole new level, and allowed me to understand what works and what doesn't with my body. If, after looking at some of the more in-depth reviews for 4HB around the internet, you are even mildly interested in the diet, I would suggest you pick up a copy of the book and read just the first 130 pages, and try the diet for a week. That's what I did, and I ended up losing 7 pounds of fat in the first week alone, and gaining about 4 pounds of muscle. It certainly worked for me.

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780307463630
SKU 211579022
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 030746363X
Release Date 12/14/2010
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.75H x 8L x 1.75T
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Editors Note The best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek outlines a program for healthy living that draws on 15 years of research and interviews with leading doctors and health-care experts to offer insight into genetic factors, nutrition requirements and fitness practices. 200,000 first printing.
Annotation If the title seems confusing, the subtitle removes any doubt that this is not your typical diet or exercise book; in fact it is not a fitness book in the traditional sense, but rather a series of tips and "life hacks" designed for people who want to enjoy the pleasures and promises of the physical body without the privations normally associated with weight loss and athletic gain. Entrepreneur Timothy Ferriss, the author of THE FOUR HOUR WORK WEEK, offers advice on reducing the amount of hours of sleep one needs in a night to two hours, increasing sexual pleasure (including 15-minute orgasms for women), gaining muscle with only four hours of gym work, and other seeming miracles that focus on immediate gains. He backs everything up with data and his own experimentation.
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