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A mixed bag
14 May 2019
I love a lot of Tim Ferriss' work, but I don't think this is a good book. In fact, I think it is his worst.
How can you trust what someone says when they claim to have gained 30lbs muscle in 30 days, or whatever it was.
Tim Ferriss is excellent when it comes to productivity, business, marketing and interviewing. Physical fitness - look elsewhere.
Not everything requires a 'hack'. Sometimes, the conventional methods + hard work will equal great results!
He claims that you should not look at experts for guidance as to training. According to Peak though, experts became so because of the huge amount of deliberate practice they put in, not just because they are 'gifted'. Tim creates a false separation here. You should look for the most efficient training methods, regardless of whether someone is 'gifted' or not. Often people will appear gifted because they have incredible training methods!