Rapid Fat-Loss. Incredible Sex. Becoming Superhuman.
Not that rapid fat loss and incredible sex don’t sound appealing; it’s just that they’re the same promises hucksters have made for eons. Becoming superhuman, though—that’s one place not many marketers are willing to go.
If this were anyone else, I’d never believe it. But this is the same Tim Ferriss who drastically slashed his body weight to weigh in for the Chinese Kickboxing Championships and qualify for an extremely low weight class, only to put it all back on right away and win the competition by exploiting a loophole that disqualifies fighters who are pushed out of the ring three times in a bout. This, on only a few weeks of actual kickboxing training.
Given Tim’s track record of doing awesome stuff and the success of his first book, The Four Hour Workweek, I don’t see how anyone with the slightest interest in fitness could resist learning what Tim has done in the realm of creating rapid change in the human body.
A veritable smorgasbord of body hacks
The 4-Hour Body isn’t meant to be read cover-to-cover. After a few essential introductory chapters, Tim cuts you loose to pick and choose, a la carte, what to read. (“Thinner, faster, bigger, stronger…which 150 pages will you read?” is the first line in the publisher summary. The entire book is 578 pages long.)
Here are the chapters I plowed through during my initial, oh-my-god-I-cannot-put-this-down fervor: