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Display Name Post: Percy Cerutty        (Topic#36986)
Chris Rice
Total Posts: 451
11-20-19 08:29 AM - Post#890553    

It's time for me to make a Christmas list for m kids. thought I'd ask for one of Percy Cerutty's books. He has more than one - which book would you all recommend?
Dan John
Total Posts: 11323
11-20-19 08:50 AM - Post#890554    

I have always thought "Training with Cerutty" was the best. The author, I came to find out, lives basically somewhere in Colorado completely off the grid. Cerutty's books (the new publications) tend to be less organized...IMHO.
Daniel John
Just handing down what I was handed down...

Make a Difference.
Live. Love. Laugh.
Balance work, rest, play and pray (enjoy beauty and solitude)
Sleep soundly. Drink Water. Eat veggies and protein. Walk.
Wear your seat belt. Don’t smoke. Floss your teeth.
Put weights overhead. Pick weights off the floor. Carry weights.
Reread great books. Say thank you

Chris Rice
Total Posts: 451
11-20-19 09:08 AM - Post#890557    

Thanks Dan
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11-20-19 11:51 AM - Post#890564    

I recently read Be Fit or Be Damned. It was . . . interesting. Mostly from a historical perspective. At a time when many doctors advised against exercise and said diet didn’t matter, Cerutty pushed what seems obvious now for everybody.
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11-20-19 02:22 PM - Post#890572    

Anyone read this one . . . and what did you think.
It looks interesting, worth buying maybe. ells-Cerutty/dp/152281431 0
The man you are going to be is a Man standing on top of a mountain
made of the dead versions of yourself.

Old Miler
Total Posts: 1142
11-20-19 04:50 PM - Post#890576    

I second Dan. I found that book (by Larry Myers) in a second-hand bookstore 35 years ago and possibly still have it in the loft somewhere. It was a really great presentation.

The others by Percy himself, I read decades later, and you can see why people at the time thought he was a tad eccentric.

I once went to stay with relatives in Melbourne, and made a "pilgrimage" to Portsea to find the famous sandhill, on the basis of the pics in the book. Funnily enough, one of the lifeguards on duty had actually heard of him; I wasn't the first pilgrim. Probably a few too many shrubs had moved or grown to find Herb's 5-minute "ti-tree" circuit, sadly.
Andy Mitchell
Total Posts: 5086
11-20-19 05:22 PM - Post#890577    

I live 20 minutes from Portsea, a lot of those areas are now protected from erosion.
You can never be too thin, too tan or too rich..

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