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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read but not a practical guide for 90% of people, 30 Dec. 2011
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This review is from: The 4-Hour Body: An uncommon guide to rapid fat-loss, incredible sex and becoming superhuman (Paperback)
The book takes extreme scenarios such as lose body fat rapidly, build loads of muscle really fast, eat whatever you want and not get fat, extend your life (yes, extend your life - but don't get too excited), hold your breath for a really long time, build a killer 6-pack... and loads of other things that we all want to achieve in super fast time with as little effort as possible.

It's actually a really interesting read and I've given it three stars because the majority of you will be fascinated by the authors claims and methods alone. Everything he claims possible he has tested on himself first and then written the book around it. However, as with all books like this, what we really want is a magic formula - a simple 'drink a glass of this once a day and it will all take care of its self solution' but you soon realise (as with everything)... it's just not that simple. In fact some of the methods are so extreme that I actually got bored reading 'how to do it' let alone actually try doing it.

I'm sure all of his claims are true, however, the amount of effort, calculations, science and overall work (and in some cases cost and hunting around) involved in order to achieve all that is contained within, instantly excludes 90% of people. However if you are in the 10% then you will love this book and I'm sure achieve all of the results.

If nothing else, it's an interesting read and worth having on the bookshelf just in case at some point in the future you might want to blow the dust off and lose some weight rapidly before going on holiday, because you've promised yourself you would three months previous but just lacked REAL determination and will power (which is actually the secret to everything) to actually stick to a diet and now need a quick fix.

However, if like the majority of people that go from one self help book to the next and are still looking for 'the secret to everything' then I'd save your money and get it from the library instead - you'll still enjoy the read!
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