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"The 4-Hour Body" GREATEST CHEAP!

of jan09 »28 Dec 2010 10:04 pm

Hello dear Andro users,
since I couldn't find anything in the search engine, I want to point out to you a horror of money-making ... Tim Ferriss! Please read this link http://www.got-big.de/Blog/the-4-hour-b ... ding-buch /
I got this shit because of a friend (one of my training partners). He ordered this book for Christmas, but initially sent it back to wait until it was available in German. When he told me about it, I had to do some research on the internet because I just thought: "Are you serious? Everything we need to know about our hobby is on the internet ... and who should this guy be? Dante's Doggcrapp, PITT Force etc ..." . you know, but not Tim Ferriss? ". When I discovered the link above, I could have given myself the ball. How can you believe this marketing professional or money vulture? The worst thing for me was that my training partner, who has really good genetics (similar to Maurice.G from our forum, only an even stronger vascularity), buys the shit on the grounds that all of this has been proven. Well, he has a good body, but there is quite a lack of BB knowledge.

What is your opinion on Tim Ferriss and his God made book? It's not about the usual internet sites that spread such weight-loss / building-up myths, but about a New York Times bestselling author who is buying all the shame.

mfg Jan


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Re: "The 4-Hour Body" GREATEST CHEAP!

of flesh wound »28 Dec 2010 11:18 pm

What are you so upset about?

Here is a pretty detailed review on Amazon:
I enjoyed the book. I'm not going to claim that the book is perfect or earth-shattering or anything like that. I did find it entertaining to read all the stuff Tim Ferriss put himself through. I've also benefited from some of his recommendations (though not all). Here's what's in the book so you can make your own decision. I've read all 571 pages and tried most of the strategies (I had my copy for a while because I got my hands on an advanced copy).

Ferriss spent more than a decade researching, monitoring, and noting the progress of his own mind and body. He served as his own laboratory genea pig and also played the role of a doctor, physical therapist, and coach to prepare for this book. Like a school boy, Ferris teaches you how to get your classwork done almost so you can go out and play. He asks you to be skeptical of the book and try only that which you think will help you.

Here's what's in it:

Chapter 1: Fundamentals - First And Foremost

* Ferriss describes the "Mininum Effective Dose" (doing the bare minimum to gain the most desired outcome).

Chapter 2: Ground Zero - Getting Started and Swaraj

* Uses Mahatma Gandhi reference to make the case that only we can govern our body and destiny by what we purposely choose to do.

Chapter 3: Subtracting Fat

Five rules for cutting body fat:
1. Avoid "white" carbohydrates
2. Eat the same few meals over and over again
3. Don't drink calories
4. Don't eat fruit
5. Take one day off per week

* The Lost Art of Bingeing: Specific steps to minimize fat gain while splurging

Chapter 4: Adding Muscle

* Building the Perfect Posterior
* Ferriss turns the table for readers who wish to gain weight by offering strategies on how to gain 34 pounds in 28 days with exercises like the Occam's Protocoli, the Bike-Shed Effect, and GOMAD (Gallon of Milk a Day).

Chapter 5: Improving Sex

* Ferriss tells a story about a promise he made to a female yoga instructor who have never experienced an orgasm in her life that he "would fix her inability to orgasm"
* the women has to bring herself "there."
* Men need to change the angle and pressure during penetration.

* The 15-min Female Orgasm
1. Explain to partner that you will touch her
2. Get into position
3. Find the Upper Quadrant Point of the Clitoris, and Stroke Lightly - for 15 minutes.

Chapter 6: Perfecting Sleep

How to Fall Asleep Faster:
* Focus on getting to sleep
* 67ºF to 70ºF is the best room temperature to fall asleep
* Eat a large fat-and protein-dominated meal 3 hours before bedtime
* Use low light in the bedroom
* Take a cold bath an hour before bed
* Use a humidifier to generate cool mist
* Try to sleep in the half-military crawl position

How to Sleep Less and Feel Great
* Learn how to manipulate the sleep cycle to stay in REM sleep longer
* Take frequent 20-min naps throughout the day

Chapter 7: Reversing Injuries

* The $ 10,000 Fix: Ferriss cured his "permanent" injuries by receiving a concoction of chemicals (i.e. platelet-rich plasma, stem cell factor, bone morphogenic protein-7, insulin-like growth factor 1) via injection.

The Cheaper Fix in Stages:
* Stage 1: Movement
* Stage 2: manipulation
* Stage 3: Medication
* Stage 4: Surgery

Chapter 8: Running Faster and Farther

* Jumping Higher: Joe DeFranco, a renowned trainer of the NFL Scouting Combine, worked with Ferriss on his shoulder drive, arm position before the jump, squat stance and hip flexors that allowed Ferriss to jump vertically three inches higher in 48 hours.
* Running Faster: Joe DeFranco also coached Ferriss on how to run the 40-yard dash faster by correcting Ferriss's line-and-arm position at the start line. Ferriss was advised to keep his head down, his knee head of his toes, chin tucked and upper body head of lower body, and to take few steps. Ferriss improved his 40-yard dash by .33 seconds in 48 hours.
* Running Further: Ferriss trains by running 400-meter repeatedly (over and over again) while monitoring quantity of repeats, maximum effort percentage, and rest time. Ken Mierke, a world champion triathlete helped Ferriss with his stride rate, lean position, and arm movement. With preparation, biomechanics, and training, Ferriss was able to increase his running distance from 5K to 50K in 12 weeks.

Chapter 9: Getting Stronger
The gems in this chapter to become stronger as experimented by Ferriss include:
* Dynamic stretching
* Bench press, push-ups, deadlift to knees
* Static stretching
* Keep "time under tension" while lifting under 10 seconds to avoid muscle burn.
* "Lift heavy but not hard"
* Keep training times (day or night) consistent.

Chapter 10: From Swimming to Swinging
* Ferriss learned how to swim effortlessly within 10 days
* How to swing a bat like Babe Ruth
* How to hold breath longer Houdini, and David Blaine

Chapter 11: On Longer and Better Life
* Take 5-10 grams of Creatine Monohydrate per day
* Fasting and Protein Cycling
* Donate blood

My biggest criticism is the book didn't do enough with the mind part. For that, you might want to read Emotional Intelligence 2.0. That book did a great deal for my mind.
Endless gymbunnies

This cosmic dance of bursting decadence and withheld permissions twists all our arms collectively. But, if sweetness can win - and it can - then I'll still be here tomorrow, to high five you, yesterday, my friend. Peace

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Re: "The 4-Hour Body" GREATEST CHEAP!

of dynamis »28 Dec 2010 11:31 pm

h1jacker wrote:Why does your boyfriend look better than you and have no idea about BB?
Notice what? Or is he not training according to WKM and not drinking sugar with whey after training?


is probably because he has better prerequisites and not that the wkm plan would be oh so bad (because it is not, since recently everything has been denigrated by the "practitioners" alias 30 sentences scott curlers)

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Re: "The 4-Hour Body" GREATEST CHEAP!

of jan09 »29 Dec 2010 02:12

i didn't mention that he is more muscular than me ... just that he has good genetics (naturally thick veins and extremely good burn without looking lean)

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Re: "The 4-Hour Body" GREATEST CHEAP!

of nxs »29 Dec 2010 09:25

Ferris is known to be a "motivator" (see his other projects, blogs, etc.). And this is how his current book can also be seen. I don't understand at all where the problem is supposed to be . What he wrote about the areas of "strength training" and "diet" is in principle not wrong! He did everything pretty consistently himself, the success speaks for itself ...

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Re: "The 4-Hour Body" GREATEST CHEAP!

of jan09 »29 Dec 2010 4:54 pm

the reason for my anger is his claim that he has gained more than 15 kg of MUSCLE mass in 4 weeks and that he is the new guru of bodybuilding ...


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Re: "The 4-Hour Body" GREATEST CHEAP!

of Nick3000 »29 Dec 2010 5:04 pm

jan09 wrote:the reason for my anger is his claim that he has gained more than 15 kg of MUSCLE mass in 4 weeks and that he is the new guru of bodybuilding ...


A little tip from me, topic-related and otherwise applicable to all areas of life:

IGNORE IT.

Don't even bother with such a topic if - despite all the banality - it makes you so angry.

You can't change it anyway, so why waste time, energy and nerves to get completely senseless and useless about it.

But comfort yourself: you are not alone. On the contrary. Almost our entire media apparatus is now based on such a system, first and foremost a large daily newspaper with 4 letters.

Have devoted almost 100 pages to this topic in my own book.
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Re: "The 4-Hour Body" GREATEST CHEAP!

of DO-Cut »29 Dec 2010 5:17 pm

Well then let him try it for 4 weeks, maybe he has some successes .. But the contents of the book sound remarkably stupid. Double sperm production, create orgasms for 15 minutes, be able to run 50km, boost the metabolism with huge amounts of ice (does he mean that I should swallow ice cubes that cool the body and I have to generate heat ??)


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Re: "The 4-Hour Body" GREATEST CHEAP!

of nxs »29 Dec 2010 18:13

jan09 wrote:the reason for my anger is his claim that he has gained more than 15 kg of MUSCLE mass in 4 weeks and that he is the new guru of bodybuilding ...


So what? Don't others do the same? This is how marketing works. He deserves a golden nose with it . But why do you care so much? This is how our whole society works, especially the media. Or do you still believe what's on the news in the evening? ?




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