In just 10 short years, Long Island native, Timothy Ferriss, has gone from Princeton grad to author, entrepreneur and angel investor. Ferriss is the bestselling author of The Four-Hour Workweek, which reached the No. 1 status in both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Even though Ferriss has amassed experience in collegiate wrestling, Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, among other disciplines, he considers himself a fan more than a practitioner. On the heels of his success with The Four-Hour Workweek, comes his new book, The Four-Hour Body, a compilation Ferriss feels can be very beneficial to the practicing mixed martial artist.
TF: “Most people associate me with professions of time management and productivity while working with companies like Google, Microsoft. The reality is that my obsession with physical tracking pre-dates all of that by about 10 years, so I’ve re corded almost every workout that I’ve done since age 18, and I’ve done thousands of blood tests—my house looks like an ER because it has so much medical equipment, and the reason I waited to write this book, which I’ve always wanted to write more than The Four-Hour Work week, is that the The Four-Hour Work week gave me access to the best scientists, the best doctors, and the best athletes and persons in the world…
I think there’s no audience that this will address more than the mixed martial artist because my athletic background is all based on grappling and striking. So my point of reference for everything was the physical attributes of the mixed martial artist, and that could range from maximal strength development to ultra-endurance to dissipating heat or cutting weight. Almost every one of the 50 topics covered in the book applies to a mixed martial artist.”
REASONS TO READ:
Ferriss isn’t one for understatement; here are the titles to some of the sections in the book.
• From Geek to Freak: How to Gain 34 Pounds in 28 Days
• Six Minute Abs: Two Exercises That Actually Work
• Hacking the NFL Combine
• Ultra Endurance
• Engineering the Perfect Night’s Sleep
• Pre-Hab: Injure-Proofing the Body
• Effortless Superhuman
• How To Add 100 Pounds to Your Bench Press
• How to Hold Your Breath Longer Than Houdini
• Living Forever: Vaccines, Bleeding, and Other Fun
You get the drift.
REASONS NOT TO READ:
You’re offended by step-by-step illustrated instructions on how to give a 15-minute orgasm.