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The 4 Hour Body - Free Chapters - by Timothy Ferriss

A collection of links to articles that are free chapters or sections of The 4 Hour Body by Tim Ferriss. Includes links to some downloadable PDFs too.
The 4 Hour Body - Free Chapters - by Timothy Ferriss

When the release of The 4 Hour Body 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 were.

I thought it would be beneficial for someone to gather all these links into one spot for people to browse and decide for the last time 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.

Table of Contents

Fundamentals – First and Foremost

Ground Zero-Getting Started and Swaraj

  • The Harajuku Moment: The Decision to Become a Complete Human

Elusive Bodyfat: Where Are You Really?

  • From Photos to Fear: Making Failure Impossible

Subtracting Fat: Basics

The Slow- Carb Diet I: How to Lose 20 Pounds in 30 Days Without Exercise

  • The Slow-Carb Diet II: The Finer Points and Common Questions

Damage Control: Preventing Fat Gain When You Binge

  • The Four Horsemen of Fat-Loss

Subtracting Fat: Advanced

  • Ice Age: Mastering Temperature to Manipulate Weight
  • The Glucose Switch: Beautiful Number 100
  • The Last Mile: Losing the Final 5-10 Pounds

Adding Muscle

Improving Sex

Perfecting Sleep

Reversing Injuries

  • Reversing “Permanent” Injuries
  • How to Pay for a Beach Vacation with One Hospital Visit
  • Pre-Hab: Injury-Proofing the Body

Running Faster and Farther

  • Hacking the NFL Combine I: Preliminaries—Jumping Higher
  • Hacking the NFL Combine II: Running Faster
  • Ultraendurance I: Going from 5K to 50K in 12 Weeks—Phase I
  • Ultraendurance II: Going from 5K to 50K in 12 Weeks—Phase II

Getting Stronger

  • Effortless Superhuman: Breaking World Records with Barry Ross
  • Eating the Elephant: How to Add 100 Pounds to Your Bench Press

From Swimming to Swinging

On Longer and Better Life

  • Living Forever: Vaccines, Bleeding, and Other Fun

Closing Thoughts

  • Closing Thoughts: The Trojan Horse

Appendices and Extras

  • Helpful Measurements and Conversions
  • Getting Tested—From Nutrients to Muscle Fibers
  • Muscles of the Body
  • The Value of Self-Experimentation
  • Spotting Bad Science 101: How Not to Trick Yourself
  • 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

Bonus Material

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