The 4-Hour Body Book Links

About a year ago I read the The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss and even with the hokie title thought it was a very interesting book with lots of great information. I became a reader of Ferriss’s blog and was pleased to learn he was working on a second book on fitness. Since I read the first book from the public library, I figured I would actually purchase the next book. His new book is The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman.

Unfortunately his pre-order for the book was via Barnes and Noble, thus I had to wait almost a full week after the book came out for it to arrive (Amazon tries to time arrival with the book release date). I found it to be a very enjoyable read. It is meant to be read A-La-Carte based on your specific goals (weight loss, strength, speed, etc). This is a good recommendation because if you read it straight through (like I did) it comes across very ADD. One chapter may contradict the information given in a previous chapter (because the goals are different). Ferriss has a very enjoyable writing style and the chapters really come across as a series of blog posts (in fact many of them stem from blog posts he had written previously). While many of the recommendations are based on Ferriss’s and a small group of volunteers’s own experience, the information is rooted in research and many links and references are provided in the book. While I have not tried many of the techniques in the book (I tend to shy away from taking supplements I have never heard of at the recommendation of random authors) the information is quite interesting. I would recommend anyone that enjoys Ferriss’s blog to check out this book. It is like a collection of well written blog posts. You will go through the almost 600 pages in record time.

At the end of each chapter, Ferriss gives links to more information. I went through and collected them all here for my own reference since I didn’t visit them during reading. Some of the links are NSFW (Not Safe For Work) so click at your own risk. Also I noticed that all of the URL’s that redirect to use Ferriss’s affiliate links (in case that kind of thing bothers you).

4-Hour Body Website

Update: Tim has put the links with extended descriptions up on his site here: 4 Hour Body Links

Table of Contents

Start Here
Thinner, Bigger, Faster, Stronger? How to Use This Book

Fundamentals – First and Foremost
The Minimum Effective Dose: From Microwaves to Fat-loss
Rules That Change the Rules: Everything Popular Is Wrong
-Page 34

Ground Zero-Getting Started and Swaraj
The Harajuku Moment: The Decision to Become a Complete Human
-Page 43

Elusive Bodyfat: Where Are You Really?
-Page 53

From Photos to Fear: Making Failure Impossible
-Page 64

Subtracting Fat: Basics
The Slow- Carb Diet I: How to Lose 20 Pounds in 30 Days Without Exercise
-Page 78

The Slow-Carb Diet II: The Finer Points and Common Questions
Damage Control: Preventing Fat Gain When You Binge
-Page 113

The Four Horsemen of Fat-Loss
-Page 120

Subtracting Fat: Advanced
Ice Age: Mastering Temperature to Manipulate Weight
-Page 132

The Glucose Switch: Beautiful Number 100
-Page 148

The Last Mile: Losing the Final 5-10 Pounds
-Page 156

Adding Muscle
Building the Perfect Posterior (or Losing 100+ Pounds)
-Page 170

Six-Minute Abs: Two Exercises That Actually Work
-Page 180

From Geek to Freak: How to Gain 34 Pounds in 28 Days
-Page 192

Occam’s Protocol I: A Minimalist Approach to Mass
-Page 210

Occam’s Protocol II: The Finer Points

Improving Sex
The 15-Minute Female Orgasm-Part Un
-Page 236

The 15-Minute Female Orgasm-Part Deux
-Page 251

Violet’s Recommended Reading

Violet’s Recommended Tools

Sex Machine I: Adventures in Tripling Testosterone
-Page 260

Happy Endings and Doubling Sperm Count
-Page 273

Perfecting Sleep
Engineering the Perfect Night’s Sleep
-Page 285

Becoming Uberman: Sleeping Less with Polyphasic Sleep
-Page 292

Reversing Injuries
Reversing “Permanent” Injuries
-Page 317

How to Pay for a Beach Vacation with One Hospital Visit
-Page 323

Pre-Hab: Injury-Proofing the Body
-Page 345

Running Faster and Farther
Hacking the NFL Combine I: Preliminaries-Jumping Higher
-Page 353

Hacking the NFL Combine II: Running Faster
-Page 366

Ultraendurance I: Going from 5K to 50K in 12 Weeks-Phase I
Ultraendurance II: Going from 5K to 50K in 12 Weeks-Phase II
-Page 403

-Page 401
Favorite 5 U.S. Marathons
New York City
Marine Corps Marathon
Rock ‘N’ Roll San Diego

Top 5 Picks For First-Timers
Napa Valley
Dallas White Rock

5 Most Beautiful U.S. Marathons
Big Sur
Boulder Backroads
Myrtle Beach
St. George

Marathon Search Engines

Triathlon Search Engine

Getting Stronger
Effortless Superhuman: Breaking World Records with Barry Ross
-Page 423

Eating the Elephant: How to Add 100 Pounds to Your Bench Press
-Page 430

From Swimming to Swinging
How I Learned to Swim Effortlessly in 10 Days
-Page 443

The Architecture of Babe Ruth
-Page 452

How to Hold Your Breath Longer Than Houdini
-Page 457

On Longer and Better Life
Living Forever: Vaccines, Bleeding, and Other Fun
-Page 468

Closing Thoughts
Closing Thoughts: The Trojan Horse

Appendices and Extras
Helpful Measurements and Conversions
Getting Tested-From Nutrients to Muscle Fibers
-Page 480

Muscles of the Body
The Value of Self-Experimentation
-Page 490

Spotting Bad Science 101: How Not to Trick Yourself
-Page 500

Spotting Bad Science 102: So You Have a Pill . . .
The Slow-Carb Diet-194 People
Sex Machine II: Details and Dangers
The Meatless Machine I: Reasons to Try a Plant-Based Diet for Two Weeks
The Meatless Machine II: A 28-Day Experiment
-Page 549

Bonus Material (with additional info at Ferriss’s site)
Spot Reduction Revisited: Removing Stubborn Thigh Fat
Becoming Brad Pitt: Uses and Abuses of DNA
The China Study: A Well-Intentioned Critique
Heavy Metal: Your Personal Toxin Map
The Top 10 Reasons Why BMI Is Bogus
Hyperclocking and Related Mischief: How to Increase Strength 10% in One Workout
Creativity on Demand: The Promises and Dangers of Smart Drugs
An Alternative to Dieting: The Bodyfat Set Point and Tricking the Hypothalamus

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One Response to The 4-Hour Body Book Links

  1. Hassaan Faridi says:

    Seems like you are still enjoying Mobile, AL :)

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