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Four Hour Body by Tim Ferriss: Pre-Launch Round Up

Written by fourhourbody.org. Posted in Articles

With only a couple of days to go till the book finally drops, it is time for an in-depth recap on what to expect from An Uncommen Guide To Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman!

What is the Four Hour Body about?!

Judging by the back cover of the book itself it will be the answer to all of our prayers about the human body. Whether you’re a house wife who wants to loose some extra pounds, a manager who wants be able to work even more hours in a day or a professional athlete who wants to increase their capabilities in an unusual way – Tim Ferriss has the answer.

Let’s dive in and see what we know about The 4-Hour Body so far.

Who Is Tim Ferriss?

Did you ever wonder who that Tim Ferriss guy is whos book you’re so excited about?! Find most of what’s commonly known around the internet about Tim all compiled into a few bulletpoints about the author.

Who Is The Four Hour Body For?

The book is written in modular blocks, which means it really is for everybody. You’re supposed to read through the table of contents, pick your goals and incorporate the how-to into your daily routine. When you find something you like, try it out, see if it works for you and then move on to the next experiment. The range of available body hacks is quite broad, going from simple fat loss techniques to reversing permanent injuries with importet stemcells.
Even if you are not really in experimenting with your body, the book will probably be an interesting read, since Tim has this habbit of approaching topics just a little differently, in a very amusing fashion.
If you are at all interested about the human body, this book is for you.

What Does It Look Like?

You shall never judge a book by it’s cover and while the two main colors, a fully saturated purple and orange, would not have been everybody’s first choice, the design is flawless: clear, professional and to the point!
The front cover has been releaved on Tim’s blog and on Amazon some time ago, while the back cover, as we now know, was the product description on the Amazon page. Front and Back covers can now be found as high resolution images over on the official website.
The text on the back sounds much like a TV commercial and describes how Tim came to write the book and what approach he took. He basically challanged everything that is meant to be common knowledge and starts testing for better solution using himself as a guinea pig.

Please find the entire text of the Product Description from Amazon here.

What In The Four Hour Body?!

Pretty much everybody interested in Tim Ferriss or The 4-Hour Work Week knew that the 4-Hour Body was coming and probably most of those people had a rough idea of what the book would be about. But it wasn’t until only a few days ago, that we finally got our hands on the table of contents. It was published with the launch of the official website for The 4-Hour Body. It’s quite a read and judging by the length of the table of contents by itself, we have a lot to expect from the book.

As Tim explains in the Sample Chapter, every part is sort of a building block for your personal body engeneering strategy. So by choosing what guidelines you want to incorporate into your daily routine, you choose the goals you want to achieve by reading the The 4-Hour Body.

Here are the chapters/disciplines:

  • Start Here (Sample Chapter)
  • Fundamentals – First and Foremost
  • Ground Zero-Getting Started and Swaraj
  • Subtracting Fat
  • Basics
  • Advanced
  • 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
  • Appendices and Extras
  • Bonus Material
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Who is Timothy Ferriss?!

Written by fourhourbody.org. Posted in Articles

Tim is a 34 year old (*1977) US entrepreneur, angel investor and author, obsessed with sports and performance. Raised in East Hampton, NY, he graduated from St. Pauls School. He later attended Princeton University, where he received a degree in East Asian Studies in 2000.

Author

Tim is well known for his first publication The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated which was #1 on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek bestseller list. His new book, The 4-Hour Body, is already receiving so much attention, that it was already #1 bestseller on Amazon without even being released, yet.

Entrepreneur

He founded his first company in 2001, an online based nutrition supplements supplier, that later became BrainQUICKEN. The company was sold in 2009. Since then he builds his own brand Tim Ferriss and his 4-Hour empire.

Angel Investor

Tim has a scary accurate radar for investments and was able to invest in companies like Twitter, Posterous, DailyBurn, Reputation Defender, Foodzie, Badongo, RescueTime and SimpleGeo. He is also known to be an advisor for equity to Stumble Upon and Shopify.

Speaking Engagements at:

Google, MIT, Harvard Business School, Nike, PayPal, Facebook, CIA, Microsoft, Ask.com, Nielsen, Princeton University, Wharton School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, EG, FOO Camp, E-Tech, Supernova, LeWeb, and the Web 2.0 Exposition.

Achievements

2009 Henry Crown Fellow
2008 Wired Magazine “Greatest Self Promoter of all Times”
2007 Fast Companies “Most Innovative Business People”
Finance and Entrepreneurship advisor at Singularity University at NASA Ames

Sports

Holds a Guinness Book of World Records record with his dance partner Alicia Monti for the most consecutive tango-spins in one minute
Advisor to professional athletes and Olympians
National Chinese Kickboxing Champion

TV

2008 did his own TV show “Trial By Fire” for the History Channel
MTV Thailand Breakdancer
Actor on “Human Cargo” (China)

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Youtube 002: 425 lbs hips

Written by fourhourbody.org. Posted in Articles

Tim Ferriss in Action benching 425 lbs with his hips!

This is another short clip from the 4-Hour Body Youtube channel to promote Tim’s new book. It shows Tim working out with a barbell with 425 lbs.

The barbell rests on his lap with a pillow wrapped around so the pressure is more evenly distributed. His legs are tightened and he leans angainst a little bench. When Tim starts the exercise he lifts up his upper body, so his shoulders rest on the bench. His feet on the ground and the knees at a 90 degree angle. He will then lower his hips as if he was going to sit back down and pushes the barbell up until the core is straight again.

Judging by his facial expression becoming superhuman also takes strength and will power, but hey, after all 425 lbs are almost 25% of the weight of a VW Beetle.

Don’t forget to pre-order your copy today and save 46%.

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