“Arthur Jones, founder of Nautilus, when asked how to gain muscular mass quickly, recommended the following (I paraphrase): Approach the biggest bodybuilder at your gym, ideally a ripped 250-300-lb professional, and politely ask him for detailed advice. Then do precisely the opposite. If the T-Rex-size meathead recommends 10 sets, do one set; if he recommends post-workout protein, consume pre-workout protein, etc. Jones’s tongue-in-cheek parable was used to highlight one of the dangers of hero worship: The top 1% often succeed despite how they train, not because of it. Superior genetics, or a luxurious full-time schedule, make up for a lot.” ~ Tim Ferris, The Four Hour Chef
I’ve been remarkably impressed with Tim Ferris’s work lately.
I’m a late adopter to Ferris because I thought the title of his first book, The Four-Hour Work Week, was so inauthentic. Then I started listening to his podcast and I must say, I’ve never come across someone who can take complex topics and seamlessly distill them for the general population. I mostly find myself nodding in agreement with what he has to say.