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

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

Is it possible to Reach your genetic potential in 6 months? Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better? Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing? Yes, and much more.
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Publisher's Summary

THINNER, BIGGER, FASTER, STRONGER

Is it possible to Reach your genetic potential in 6 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 experiments he’s done over 10 years to beat genetics and achieve the impossible…for himself and more than 200 men and women aged 18 to 70.

It’s up to you to choose your own adventure: Want to lose 20 pounds of fat in 30 days without exercise? Run 50 Kilometers after just 12 weeks of training? That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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. Please see accompanying PDF for workout regimens.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2010 Timothy Ferriss (P)2010 Random House

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    bonnie 02-08-13
    bonnie 02-08-13

    DaWomz

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    "Author's youth and naiveté are evident"

    This book is written by a 30-something year old man with his generation in mind. He is honest about the fact that he is not a physician or even a scientist, that he just "experiments" and for that I praise his honesty.

    Early in the book talking about his prescribed eating for a slim body he says, a few times, that we should not be prepared to LIKE the food he's proposing but that we should just eat it for our health. All well and good. Then toward the end of the book, comparing people who follow calorie restricted diets he categorizes them as "wasted" and "unhappy" which he attributed to their not eating what they want .. and then he talks about how it's better to live shorter and be happy. Or be a little heavier and happy. Seems contradictory to his earlier statements and pushing body weight, fat % etc.


    Ferris does explain, or try to explain, female sexuality and pleasure points, and I guess that chapter alone could sell the book, but I'm not sure it was worth the whole "read."

    As stated earlier, there were at least half a dozen times listening to this book when I thought "ah, this author is so young .. " He doesn't deny it. Just take that into consideration when getting the book. I don't think it was worth a full credit!

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    Ninos Youkhana Skokie, IL, United States 12-17-12
    Ninos Youkhana Skokie, IL, United States 12-17-12 Member Since 2014
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    "It does not cover the entire book"
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    IT does not cover the ALL book. I hate audible books that does not cover the entire book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Raindance 12-14-12
    Raindance 12-14-12
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    "Hit the EASY button of life..."

    4HB ranks very high on my list because it is easy to listen to, is entertaining, and this book challenges you to do a few (but important) good things for yourself! Timothy Ferriss has made himself the guinea pig so YOU don't have to. Admittedly parts of it wasn't really work but pleasure, but why not? Don't we all work hard and deserve to have a great body and some fun with that body? Sure we do! Read it, enjoy it, try a few of the suggestions. What do you have to lose? No matter what your age, there is something here for you. Five stars on everything but the narration, which could have been a bit less intrusive. Fun!

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    Ryan 11-12-12
    Ryan 11-12-12
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    "body-hacking at its best!"
    If you could sum up The 4-Hour Body in three words, what would they be?

    Best book ever


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that he summed up and dummed down the overall message, but then followed that up wirh scientific data for the nerds like me.


    Which character – as performed by Zach McLarty – was your favorite?

    Tim Ferriss


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When i realized i was going about my weight loss all wrong


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Frederik Copenhagen, Denmark 09-10-12
    Frederik Copenhagen, Denmark 09-10-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Great read, great narrator, but perhaps to short."

    The book is great, regardless of your purpose of reading it, it does okay in an audio form, but surely is better in hardcopy, even though the narrator does a really good job.

    After listening to the book, you really need to go back and revisit some chapters to catch the finer points, or perhaps the book should be accompanied by a summary sheet. But luckily you can find tons of those pages on the web.

    As a closing comment I would add that the book seems to short, and the chapters miss coherence, but I guess that comes when it should encompass Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming a Superhuman.

    Also many of the bonus chapters are lacking in the audibook, which is a pity.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christine Johnson 08-27-12 Member Since 2010
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    "This guy loves himself a little too much"
    What did you like best about The 4-Hour Body? What did you like least?

    While I believe the principals discussed in this book are entirely valid, and I have definitely lost weight and gained some muscle using the same, the author just comes across as so ARROGANT that it makes me want to reach through the headphones and strangle him. I'm not sure anyone will love this guy quite as much as he loves himself. The narrator, unfortunately becomes the voice of the authors arrogance. I don't follow the diet exactly, but have had great results, a loss of 18 pounds in 8 weeks. This is the redeeming factor of this book. Even completely self-absorbed, arrogant jerks can have great ideas.


    What was most disappointing about Timothy Ferriss’s story?

    This book is infused with Testosterone laden arrogance. And the whole chapter on female orgasms comes across as self congratulatory...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The beginning, pertaining to diet.


    Did The 4-Hour Body inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, I follow the diet and exercise with a few tweaks, and I have had great results!


    Any additional comments?

    If you're a woman who wants to lose weight, the only useful part of this book is the first part.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy Naylor Utah 07-02-12
    Timothy Naylor Utah 07-02-12 Member Since 2011

    phatpenguin

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    "Woefully incomplete"

    As all the other reviews, the content barely scratches the surface of "weight loss","adding muscle", and "improving sexuality" with the required rhetoric to make those jumps logical. The travesty is that the description includes much more that is not covered. I am very sorely disappointed that I did not get what I was paying for.

    The PDF is very good (albeit still limited) and a must download if you did purchase this audio book.

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    Caleb 06-18-12
    Caleb 06-18-12
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    "Everyone in america should be forced to read this"
    Where does The 4-Hour Body rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Only other book that beats it is the 4 Hour Work Week


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The 4-Hour Body?

    How to boost your testosterone levels and build mass by going to the gym twice a week


    Have you listened to any of Zach McLarty’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes but was unable to


    Any additional comments?

    Tim Ferriss is a machine

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    yael new york, NY, United States 05-21-12
    yael new york, NY, United States 05-21-12
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    "interesting book but not sure it really work"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    the explanation of the exercise isn't clear


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    interesting metod
    not sure you can actually fallow it for long


    What aspect of Zach McLarty’s performance would you have changed?

    non


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    nice idea
    i tired it and it didnt work for me

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Felix Trinidad Trinidad, Tabago 05-21-12
    Felix Trinidad Trinidad, Tabago 05-21-12

    Felix

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    "Great research on diets and exercise"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes it was great but i would also buy the written book for reference and to read the footnotes.


    What other book might you compare The 4-Hour Body to and why?

    The New Diet Revolution by Robert Atkins


    Which character – as performed by Zach McLarty – was your favorite?

    na


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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