Review: The Four Hour Body - By Timothy Ferriss

Wow this book is AMAZING! It wasn't what I thought it would be but better! It's a referral book for so many interesting studies on human performance. Ferriss appears to have dedicated his life to testing all sorts of theories and studies on himself regarding a whole selection of things from sleeping better and less, best types of exercise etc. Everything is incredibly well documented.

There are so many topics in this book and it is all presented very much scientifically in depth - it is incredibly well sourced and researched. I thought it was interesting how he gives lots of options for things which is realistic as different things may work for different people - so he's not just necessarily preaching one way on any of this. I just can't imagine using everything in this book as I don't think I could remember it all - even though I know it would be to my benefit to do that probably. Its like he's compiled so much information all in one place - like a one stop shop.

I want to try the kettlebell exercises for sure - and am already on his slow carb diet. I love that he shows all the documentation and numbers for everything so you can really see how other normal people progressed quickly.

Overall I am very impressed with this book and look forward to trying out a lot more of the options.

Warning - it does have a graphic sexual part of it in the how to have incredible sex and longer orgasm's etc. Not for the faint hearted. Easy to skip though if not your thing.

The Contents page is:
Ground Zero
Subtracting Fat
Adding Muscle
Improving Sex
Perfecting Sleep
Reversing Injuries
Running Faster and Farther
Getting Stronger
From swimming to swinging
On Longer and Better life
Closing Thoughts

If you are interested in health and fitness you will definitely like this book!


  1. I’ve been looking around the web to see what kind of reaction the book is getting from people who know about the different topics it covers. The sex stuff (15 minute orgasm) is what got me to buy The 4-Hour Body.

    There is some good stuff in those two chapters - useful illustrations and a fairly straightforward approach from his teachers and trainers – but its really just an introduction – I’m guessing this one of the topics in the book he has researched the least.

    If these chapters are an example of Tim’s 80/20 rule – what he thinks is the 20% that produces 80% of the result - then I’d say what is in the book is closer to 5%, not 20% - there is a lot more available for both parties than what he describes. I’m guessing that as Tim’s research continues he’ll eventually wind up looking at the original source - Lafayette Morehouse of this information.

    For people who’ve never seen the information Tim is presenting, it's a fast way to get started on a very very fun journey.


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