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

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Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, Dec 14, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 576 pages
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The game-changing author of Tribe of Mentors teaches you how to reach your peak physical potential with minimum effort.
 
“A practical crash course in how to reinvent yourself.”—Kevin Kelly, Wired

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. 

The 4-Hour Body is the result of an obsessive quest, spanning more than a decade, to hack the human body using data science. 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 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. It’s the wisdom Tim used to gain 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days, without steroids, and in four hours of total gym time. 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 over the weekend or the holidays
• 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 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 exercise. You need immediate results that compel you to continue.

That’s exactly what The 4-Hour Body delivers.
 

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The author brilliantly melds scientific research with personal experience and humor. He also creates several road-maps for individualized plans so that the reader does not overwhelm themselves by ... Read full review

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I have to say that a lot of what he says is common sense and a lot of it is just laughable. It was pretty funny that he said you can drink wine every day but you can't drink beer. Well, you find out ... Read full review

Contents

Thinner Bigger Faster Stronger? How to Use This Book
2
The Minimum Effective Dose From Microwaves to FatLoss
17
GROUND ZEROGETTING STARTED AND SWARAJ
35
How to Lose 20 Pounds in 30 Days
70
The Finer Points and Common Questions
79
Damage Control Preventing Fat Gain When You Binge
100
The Four Horsemen of FatLoss PAGG
114
Building the Perfect Posterior or Losing 100+ Pounds
158
How to Pay fora Beach Vacation with One Hospital Visit
319
Hacking the NFL Combine I PreliminariesJumping Higher
347
Running Faster
354
Breaking World Records with Barry Ross
406
How to Add 100 Pounds to Your Bench Press
424
Learned to Swim Effortlessly in 10 Days
434
The Architecture of Babe Ruth
444
How to Hold YourBreath Longer Than Houdini
453

Two Exercises That Actually Work
174
How to Gain 34 Pounds in 28 Days
181
A Minimalist Approach to Mass
193
The Finer Points
214
The 15Minute Female OrgasmPart Un
226
The 15Minute Female OrgasmPart Deux
237
Adventures in Tripling Testosterome
253
Happy Endings and Doubling Sperm Count
264
Engineering the Perfect Nights Sleep
275
Sleeping Less with Polyphasic Sleep
287
Reversing Permanent Injuries
294
Living Forever Vaccines Bleeding and Other Fun
460
The Trojan Horse
471
GettingTestedFrom Nutrients to Muscle Fibers
478
The Value of SelfExperimentation
484
How Not to Trick Yourself
491
So You Have a Pill
501
Details and Dangers
511
Reasons to Trya PlantBased Diet
520
The Meatless Machine II A 28Day Experiment
536
BONUS MATERIAL
550
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Tim Ferriss has been called “a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk” by The New York Times. He is one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People” and an early-stage tech investor/advisor in Uber, Facebook, Twitter, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and more than fifty other companies. He is also the author of four #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers: The 4-Hour WorkweekThe 4-Hour BodyThe 4-Hour Chef, and Tools of Titans. The Observer and other media have named him “the Oprah of audio” due to the influence of his podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, which has exceeded 200 million downloads and been selected for “Best of iTunes” three years running.

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