When the release of The 4 Hour Body (my full review, condensed 4 Hour Body review here) was quickly approaching in December, I noticed something happening across several of the blogs I followed. A lot of them not only had interviews with Timothy Ferriss that mentioned the book, they were including sample chapters. Only after reading the book did I realize how complete these chapters actually were.
I thought it would be beneficial for someone to gather all of these links into one spot for people to browse and decide once and for all whether the book is worth buying.
Please note, I do not advocate piracy of any nature, but all the chapters listed below are links to material published by Mr. Ferriss on his blog or on others. Please also note that the material published online is not 100% the same as the book. You will be able to discover the tips of the ice berg for a lot of the ideas found in the book, but will have to read the book to get the full value of that information. Some of the links are also to the original posts on Mr. Ferriss’ blog, so the information is the same, but the style of writing is a bit different.
As other sections are discovered, I will add them here.
Also be sure to check out Tim Ferriss’ latest book: The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life
Fundamentals – First and Foremost
Ground Zero-Getting Started and Swaraj
Subtracting Fat: Basics
Subtracting Fat: Advanced
Running Faster and Farther
From Swimming to Swinging
On Longer and Better Life
Appendices and Extras
Spot Reduction Revisited: Removing Stubborn Thigh Fat
Becoming Brad Pitt: Uses and Abuses of DNA
Creativity on Demand: The Promises and Dangers of Smart Drugs
An Alternative to Dieting: The Bodyfat Set Point and Tricking the Hypothalamus
The China Study: A Well-Intentioned Critique
Hyperclocking and Related Mischief: How to Increase Strength 10% in One Workout
The Top 10 Reasons Why BMI Is Bogus (Better Title: Do You Believe in Fairies, Unicorns, or the BMI?)
Heavy Metal: Your Personal Toxin Map
I compiled some resources for people to get a jump start following a 4 Hour Body or Primal Lifestyle. I personally switch between a 30 pound and 40 pound kettle bell depending on the exercise (I prefer to do more one-arm kettlebell swings then the two-arm). The Primal Blueprint Recipe Book is real tasty and easy to prepare, and the DVD was useful for me in the start of my program. Alternatively, there is the Paleo Recipe Book, which includes a meal planner, recipe book, and a spices and herb guidebook. One of my favourite recipes is for paleo bread. It’s delicious, try it.
I hope you find these useful: