[Update 8/16/2012: our first test is complete — see Fat or Fiction for more]
When I first eyed “The 4-Hour Body” by Timothy Ferriss on the local bookstore’s shelf, I flipped to the back cover and read the bullets. Here’s a couple of them:
- Lose 20 pounds in 30 days (without exercise)
- How Tim gained 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days, without steroids, and only 4 total hours in the gym.
- How to triple testosterone [naturally].
I quickly put the book back on the shelf. This tabloid style malarkey is a big waste of time (or worse). I thought that was the end of it.
Then, a couple of months ago, my brother-in-law approached me emphatically, “Have you read The 4-Hour Body?” Thinking I knew all about it, I responded, “Not interested.”
“But have you read it,” he looked me straight in the eyes. “This guy is another Dr. Dave. He’s done a ton of research and a ton of self-tests. He’s just like you” (well, he’s just like what I’d like to be). Okay, okay, I thought, maybe I shouldn’t have literally “judged [this] book by its cover”.
So, not ready to jump on the bandwagon yet, I checked it out from the library (Yeah… those still exist) and read it almost cover-to-cover. When I finished, I immediately bought 3 copies and gave two to friends (White Glossy being one). And the spark was lit!
So… Dr Dave, White Glossy and a few of our friends have thrown down the gauntlet and are going to take on a few of Ferriss’ chapters. Doing what we know how to do best… we are going to give you a true unofficial, unauthorized, un-anythinged peer review of the “The 4-Hour Body”.
Along the way, we’ll be doing product reviews of some very interesting related products. Here’s a quick list of our “Weapons of Choice”.
- The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss (duh)
- iThlete HRV
- FreeLap timing system
- TwistLock Dumbbells
- Dr. Dave’s homemade squat rack
- Body Bands resistance bands
- Pavel Tsatsouline’s books and videos
- And anything else we feel like (or you suggest and we can get our hands on)
Are you ready to find out what happens? So are we!!! Let’s do this!!!