Tim Ferriss and The 4 Hour Body


I don’t think I’ve ever said I’m a fan of anyone’s work…so here goes my first: I’m a HUGE fan of Timothy Ferriss’s work since his 4 Hour Work Week book came out several years ago.  He coined the phrase, “lifestyle design” and he has a lot of fun testing assumptions and finding out that a lot of what we’re lead to believe in our society just isn’t absolute truth-like that we must get a degree, be slaves to a job, and then retire when we’re old.  I’ve been inspired by a lot of what is in the book and would recommend it to anyone.  Tim just published The 4 Hour Body which I’m especially excited about.  He has made himself a human guinea pig for years and done something wonderful in the process: taken detailed notes about all of it.  This obsessive note taking along with connections to lots of intelligent people has produced some awesome and useful conclusions which he talks about in the book. 

It’s a book that is not to be taken as seriously as your doctor’s orders and yet I would encourage anyone to keep an open mind while reading, at the least-you’ll find him very amusing.  Since not everyone will buy the book…watch him here on The View as he explains his major discoveries featured in the book: (the first minute or two of the show is a bit explicit and not for children as he talks about sex and fertility, however the fertility info is pretty interesting as is the info about how a man can increase his testosterone levels.  Personally, I’m going to try the easy ice pack trick right away.  I’ll keep you posted! :)


By the way…was Barbara Walters in a bad mood or is it just me?

6 thoughts on “Tim Ferriss and The 4 Hour Body

  1. Scully

    I’ve never seen “The View” but boy oh boy Barbara had one of those ice packs hidden somewhere. She was a LOT frosty!
    Lots of good info though.

  2. thomas

    hi ,

    does the 4-hour body book help with diabetics im type two diabetic, where in the book should I be looking ?

  3. Sysy Post author

    Hi Thomas, I think it could help some people with type 2 since the “slow carb diet” that the author promotes involves vegetables, legumes, and animal protein and so without grains there is a lower impact on blood sugars. He also has a few chapters about how to exercise just 4 hours per week and get great results using various techniques. I mailed my copy of the book to a friend so I can’t tell you where to look in the book but I do remember that it wasn’t too hard to locate. Anyway, let us know if anything in the book is helpful to you, I’d love to hear about it. :)

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