This is one of my favorite books of all time, not only because it is absolutely stuffed with amazing content but Tim Ferris’s unconventional humor and willingness to challenge the status quo is so refreshing. This book claims to be:
“An Uncommon guide to rapid fat-loss, incredible sex, and becoming superhuman.”
Well the first thing you may think, is well Tim Ferris is some egotistical and vain monster. However, that is NOT true. Attempting to better your physical appearance is just a Trojan Horse. You may be thinking what they hell am I talking about. Your not improving your physical appearance JUST to improve your physical appearance. You strive to be the best you can physically so that you no longer accept limiting beliefs or partial completeness. If you can get down to 4% body fat without drugs or add 100lbs to your Dead lift in a month (things I have done with his tips while being a full time college student and holding down two part time jobs) you will have the confidence to be the best you can be so you can best impact and change this world.
What is the underlying theme behind all the amazing advice offered in this book? Understanding the Minimum Effective Dosage (MED). If you only take one thing from this book understanding MED is absolutely essential. MED builds upon the 80/20 principle which states that 80% of your results are derived from 20% of your results. Tim Ferris takes this to an even more extent looking for the 5% of actions that produce 95% of your results. It is absolutely essential that you respect the MED for an action as the human body is very sensitive, and doing more then needed is NOT only unnecessary but HARMFUL as your body has a limited capacity to filter out and get rid of the associated waste products with unnecessary action. I will discuss in future posts some specific lessons from 4 hour body. However, do not get caught up in the details and forget about the most important underlying concept, MED.
Be Happy and Chase your Dreams,
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