The Four Hour Body

The Four Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman.

Tim Ferriss, author of The Four Hour Body and The Four Hour Work Week, absolutely fascinates me. A full review of his book, which reads more like a text book, would take up far to many words than this blog will allow I'll hit on the highlights today and then come back to specific chapters later.

On Rapid Fat Loss…

Tim promises on his "slow carb diet" that you will lose up to 20 lbs in one month. The diet is simple and straight-forward:
1. No white carbs
2. Eat the same few meals over and over again
3. Don't drink calories
4. Don't eat fruit
5. Take one day off per week

Tim is a big believer in the 80-20 principle, be good six days a week but be really, really bad on your day off.

On Exercise…

Tim looks to find what he calls the minimum effective dose (MED) with each and every activity he does he wants to work efficiently and minimally to produce maximal results. I really like his six pack section, the two exercises he recommends are the only isolated ab work I do and it works!

On Incredible Sex…

Tim shares his technique to produce the 15-minute female orgasm. He just changes up a few things and it makes a big difference. And that is all on this because my grandma reads my blog.

On Becoming Superhuman…

Tim shares his guide to how he was able to go from running 5 kilometers to 50 kilometers in 12 weeks. How he gained 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days, without steroids, and in four hours of total gym time. Sometimes his stories sound a bit too good to be true but Tim promises it is all accurate information and has pictures to prove it.

Bottom Line: Tim Ferriss is an incredibly intelligent, driven and focused individual, he's a forward thinker and although I don't agree with 100% of what he recommends I think he's on the right track and his advice is certainly thought provoking. His trials are mostly comprised of single time tests or from his blog followers, they haven't been scientifically validated so that's why I can't support everything he claims. I'd recommend his book, it's a funny read and you'll probably get at least one great tip from it!

Click here to see his TED talk.