"It finally time to tell you all.
My next book will be a hackerâ??s guide to the human body. The working title is â??From Rapid Fat Loss to Strongmen: A Guide to Becoming Superhuman.â?? It has actually been planned for more than two years.
Iâ??ve recorded almost every workout Iâ??ve done since age 15, and my house looks like an ER, with dozens of gadgets and medical devices for capturing data. Iâ??ve had hundreds of blood tests performed and have been doing this since 1996, with costs now totalling well over $100,000. Iâ??ve taken my weight from 145 lbs. to 225 lbs. (lean) and back down, and I can remove or add 20 lbs. in 3-4 weeks on-demand.
So, what is the result of all this OCD madness?
I can show you how I safely do things outdated physiology textbooks tell you is impossible. This isnâ??t because I have some unique intelligence. Itâ??s because Iâ??ve tested the most basic assumptions of nutrition and exerciseâ?¦ and I experiment with outrageous alternatives that end up working.
Cut 2% bodyfat in two weeks? No problem. Drop 50-100 pounds in weight or increase muscular strength 30% in 48-72 hours? Not an issue. Iâ??ve done the guinea pig shotgun approach so you donâ??t have to. Iâ??ll spare you the 10,000 pages of literature on a given topic and give you the one unusual 1-2-3 method that produced unbelievable results..."
For those that don't know, Tim Ferris is the author of The Four Hour Workweek, and is one of the new breed of post web 2.0 self-help gurus.
I can't tell you how many times I've read infomercials that've pretty much said the same thing as above. I've tried many of them, and most end up being... misleading.
From what I've read, Ferris has more integrity than that, so I'm somewhat on the fence as to what to think. About him. I totally don't believe his new book will accomplish a quarter of what he writes about.
What're your thoughts?