Wednesday, January 12, 2011

First Book of 2011 - The 4 Hour Body - Timothy Ferriss

 I was very fortunate to receive a Kindle for Christmas this past year. It was a total surprise from my brother, Marc. This book is my very first purchase and I'm looking forward to reading it. 

In 2010 I read The 4 Hour Work Week and loved it. It really opened my eyes to the possibilities of not working 9-5 forever.

Product Description - 4 Hour Body

Thinner, bigger, faster, stronger... which 150 pages will you read?
Is it possible to:
Reach your genetic potential in 6 months?
Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better than on 8 hours?
Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing?
Indeed, and much more. This is not just another diet and fitness book.

The 4-Hour Body is the result of an obsessive quest, spanning more than a decade, to hack the human body. It contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of elite athletes, dozens of MDs, and thousands of hours of jaw-dropping personal experimentation. From Olympic training centers to black-market laboratories, from Silicon Valley to South Africa, Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, fixated on one life-changing question:

For all things physical, what are the tiniest changes that produce the biggest results?

Thousands of tests later, this book contains the answers for both men and women.

From the gym to the bedroom, it’s all here, and it all works.

YOU WILL LEARN (in less than 30 minutes each):
How to lose those last 5-10 pounds (or 100+ pounds) with odd combinations of food and safe chemical cocktails.

* How to prevent fat gain while bingeing (X-mas, holidays, weekends)
* How to increase fat-loss 300% with a few bags of ice
* How Tim gained 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days, without steroids, and in four hours of total gym time
* How to sleep 2 hours per day and feel fully rested
* How to produce 15-minute female orgasms
* How to triple testosterone and double sperm count
* How to go from running 5 kilometers to 50 kilometers in 12 weeks
* How to reverse “permanent” injuries
* How to add 150+ pounds to your lifts in 6 months
* How to pay for a beach vacation with one hospital visit
And that's just the tip of the iceberg.  There are more than 50 topics covered, all with real-world experiments, many including more than 200 test subjects.

You don't need better genetics or more discipline. You need immediate results that compel you to continue.

That’s exactly what The 4-Hour Body delivers.

About the Author

TIMOTHY FERRISS, nominated as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People of 2007,” is author of the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek bestseller, The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been published in 35 languages.

Wired magazine has called Tim “The Superman of Silicon Valley” for his manipulation of the human body. He is a tango world record holder, former national kickboxing champion (Sanshou), guest lecturer at Princeton University, and faculty member at Singularity University, based at NASA Ames Research Center. 

Here are a few comments from Eric Cressey. I hope he gives a full review after he's done reading. I also found comments and a review from Charles Poliquin

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Let it Snow, Let it Snow...or I guess I should say ICE!

Sunday night Atlanta got between 3-6 inches of snow (depending on location) followed by 2-3 inches of ice on top of that. My office was closed both yesterday and today as are most things throughout the city. Temps aren't supposed to get above freezing for the rest of the week, so I'm not sure when I'll venture out. I'm perfectly happy being at home working on my content sites and just enjoying the quiet downtime. I've never understood people who have to be constantly "doing" something in order not to be bored. I've always enjoyed my own company and doing solitary things like reading, people-watching, etc. People who have to be constantly stimulated and entertained have always kind of bugged me, especially when I'm the person picked to do the entertaining. I guess I see it as a weakness, that some people have to always be busy and around other people in order to be happy. Whatever.

Back to the ice..the winter scenery is STUNNING!! I haven't ventured out because I have an aversion to falling and busting my ass, but from my windows it's gorgeous. I'll probably go out later and scrape my car, but for now I'm staying put. I was last out on Sunday, just to get gas and a Sunday paper and even the convenience stores were crowded. I have yet to figure out why the top 3 must-haves of any hint of snow are milk, bread, and toilet paper. Do people just sit around chugging milk, making toast and wiping their asses? I kinda see why northerners make fun of us so much when it snows. Butttt, it annoys me on other levels as well. I admit we arent' the best drivers in the snow, but seriously, how often does it really snow in the south? I'm sure if we had to do it more than 1 or 2 times a year, we'd be a whole lot better. Imagine doing anything once or twice a YEAR and expected to be as good as it as someone who does it day after day for months on end. I really don't think it's a fair comparison, especially when you factor in that we don't have the same equipment and manpower devoted to snow removal as our northern neighbors. It's not cost effective to purchase and maintain equipment that maybe will be used only a few times a year. Blah,blah,blah, I could go on and on, but I won't. People will always find something to complain about and make fun of, so I won't devote a lot of energy to it. I've got more productive stuff scheduled for today. Productivity is  but one of my mantras for the new year.