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The 4 Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman Hardcover – December 14, 2010
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Let me start with my bona fides: I am a currently practicing and licensed physician in the state of California. I graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. I am a black belt and a lifelong athlete, and I have been weight training for over 20 years-- and unlike Mr. Ferriss, without injuring myself in any way, ever. I have no financial interest in his book or any other product discussed here.
Regarding the depth of my review of The 4-Hour Body, I spent over [...] on the equipment, supplements, and ultrasound machine recommended in the book. I bought the BodyMetrix Professional ultrasound and software he recommends by Intelametrix ([...] after discount for mentioning 4HB book), and completed the 1-on-1 online training despite the fact I am previously certified in performing ultrasound. I engaged my friends and colleagues in a "Fat off" competition with obsessive and objective weight and body fat measurements and followed the routine for 5 weeks as perfectly as I was able. I also experimented (like Mr. Ferriss) using continuous glucose measurement (CGM) to assess minute-to-minute glucose responses to food and exercise using both the DexCom system he recommends as well as the MiniMed Guardian system. I plan to upload a photo of the nutritional supplements I bought, which nearly cover my kitchen table. I downloaded apps to my phone for recording each workout obsessively, and more importantly to help with the very slow rep time he recommends.Read more ›
Easy to read. The split into different chapters you can read without having to read the whole book was a smart choice.
Con: All the information isn't exactly new or just in this book. For example, the diet is Paleo, which is fine, but not what I expected from the ads. I really hoped for something new here, and what is new sounds dubious at best.
Some of the claims in the books description are a little exaggerated.
The work out is not the best. It's great if you are new to working out, but it's not enough for someone who is already athletic and looking to improve. If you want to be the best athlete you can, this will take you far but it will not get you there.
Reversing permanent injuries can be expensive.
I have a problem with his scientific method. He did a lot of these experiments only on himself, and one after another in a short period of time. His results might be skewed. I'm currently applying a few of his suggestions and have been for 2 weeks. I will update this review in the future if there is any radicle change, but as of now nothing has really happened.
I also do not like that this book has gotten so many perfect reviews so quickly, and that critical reviews are being removed.
All in all, the book is grand if you need to be introduced to the word of nutrition and exercise. But if you have read widely on the subjects already and looking for something different and radically new, this book doesn't really deliver.
Ferriss spent more than a decade researching, monitoring, and noting the progress of his own mind and body. He served as his own laboratory genea pig and also played the role of a doctor, physical therapist, and coach to prepare for this book. Like a school boy, Ferris teaches you how to get your classwork done fast so you can go out and play. He asks you to be skeptical of the book and try only that which you think will help you.
Here's what's in it:
Chapter 1: Fundamentals--First And Foremost
* Ferriss describes the "Mininum Effective Dose" (doing the bare minimum to gain the most desired outcome).
Chapter 2: Ground Zero--Getting Started and Swaraj
* Uses Mahatma Gandhi reference to make the case that only we can govern our body and destiny by what we purposely choose to do.
Chapter 3: Subtracting Fat
Five rules for cutting body fat:
1. Avoid "white" carbohydrates
2. Eat the same few meals over and over again
3. Don't drink calories
4. Don't eat fruit
5.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've read this book a couple of times and always go back to it whenever I need a body reboot. Highly recommended to improve your self, your life and to learn new skills the 80/20... Read morePublished 15 hours ago by Felipe
The book I knew and it is good. What I am rating is that the item received matched the advertised description and condition.Published 3 days ago by JIA
Have you ever wished your body came with a user's manual? Buckle up, because this is the closest thing to it. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Julie Wolfe
Amazing book if you are looking for a great way to transform your body extremely efficiently great as a continuous resourcePublished 5 days ago by John D. Ivanisin III
The information on diet changed my life. For that alone it is worth the price of admission.
Skeptical at first but only had a month til beach. Went from 5 years of med school and residency lumpdy dad body to getting the nod at the gym, 6pack with some vein action and big... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Pete
I own the kindle edition. The coverage of Ketogenic dieting is particularly nice. I also first learned about the PAGG Stack with this book.Published 6 days ago by Richard
The diet for me did not work since I was already an athletic and healthy eating person, but the book was great!Published 7 days ago by Amber Long