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05 September 2012

Destroy The Opposition


One of the main criticisms of my approach to training, it seems, is my reticence to program anything.  Thus, I have heeded your incessant requests and combined my general training scheme with a bit more of a static approach to give you Destroy The Opposition.  Destroy the Opposition is a powerlifting training book that grew out of my series detailing the three powerlifts.  Unlike my previous ebook, however, this one isn't simply the blogs rehashed.  DTO was built from the ground up to give you guys insight into how I approach the three lifts and training for powerlifting in general, and  includes rewritten versions of the powerlifting series blogs and the addition of a bunch of other champion lifters' programs.  Champion liftes whose programs I profiled include:




  • Doug Young
  • Rick Weil
  • Jennifer Thompson
  • Ted Arcidi
  • Jeremy Hoornstra
  • Scot Mendelson
  • Ken Fantano
  • Bev Francis
  • Ken Lain
  • Jim Williams
  • Lamar Gant
  • Konstantin Konstantinovs
  • Bob Peoples
  • Benedikt Magnusson
  • Rickey Dale Crain
  • John Kuc
  • Ed Coan
  • Julia Zaugolova
  • Idalberto Aranda
  • “Mad” Mike Kuhns
  • Andrey Belyaev
  • Sam Byrd
  • Paul Anderson
  • Phil “Squatzilla” Harrington
  • “Captain” Kirk Karwoski
  • Mikhail Koklyaev

Like I stated above, the book includes programs for squat specialists and deadlift specialists and covers training for beginners, intermediate lifters, and advanced lifters.  I am no overstating my case when I say this book is the unadulterated shit, and I was literally impressed with myself as I reread it.  Additionally, it's been through at least 10 different proofs and edits, so it's pretty airtight from an editing perspective, lest you worry.  If any of you purchase this and are subsequently disappointed with the decision, I will literally eat my fucking laptop.  

For those of you with a Kindle, I've included a mobi copy in the download, so you'll get a pdf and a mobi when you buy the book.



Thanks for the support!  

41 comments :

  1. good look including the kindle copy. bought!

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  2. Bought it and hated it, please attach image of you eating a laptop
    Thanks

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    1. Just finished reading the book. Pretty good!

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  3. It was badass meeting you at the USPA meet at the SJ Fit Expo and to see you compete, Jamie. Just wanted to say that the ideas you've shared from various perspectives of different world class lifters and from some of your own philosophies on training has helped my training out tremendously. The last time I spoke to you in person I was squatting 435 and deadlifting 585. I'm currently doing a 480 squat and a 610 deadlift after implementing some ideas I've gained from your previous book and from your blog. I plan on competing in the 181 junior men's division this coming October. I just bought your new book and I am excited to soak up some more ideas that could help my training.

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    1. Sweet man. That's an impressive increase!

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  4. You should post more blogs, I miss the 4-5 blogs/week :(

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    1. There will be much more frequent blogs now. I'm working on one that should be up tomorrow that's cracking me up as I write it..

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  5. Reading your last ebook : Insuance of Insanity changed my lifting life. I designed a kind-of "program" from your book and it my strength just sky rocketed. I've been training with this program for like 4-5 months and I love it. I'm buying this book because your writing is awesome and I hope I'll be able to tweak my programs with the new stuff that's in there! If I was gay, I'd totally get buttfucked by you sir! AWESOME!

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    1. I am gay, and I approve this sentiment.

      Also, just finished the book; loved it.

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  6. Big fan... can you get your shit together and release this as a proper e-book... as in I can download on Kindle. Christ. PM me, I'll help if I can. Also, the bang for earballz... bite the bullet and podcast that shit.

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    1. seriously. I appreciate including the Mobi version but the formatting on that is totally fucked

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    2. It should be up this weekend. Got the ISBN squared away today.

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  7. Destroy the Opposition beats the Issuance Of training Insanity so fucking far out of the court, mainly because Isusance was mainly a compilation of the blogs, and have read them a million times before.

    DTO layout/look outdid Issuance by a mile too. And theres so much new material, and not for material's sake, its stuff you won't get from any other book(just like the blog)

    If you follow this blog you'll fucking love the book

    Kevin

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  8. I'm having trouble getting a download link after paying-I've emailed you with order # and such.

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  9. Awesome. thank you for the kindle version, i hate ebook.

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  10. Purchased, bro. Will give me something worthwhile to read while selling people shit they don't need at GNC this week.

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  11. Planning on doing a hard cover?

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    1. Yup. It might be self-financed. We'll see.

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  12. Ha - I knew I hadn't gone mad! I can do better than count to potato Paul!!

    http://www.lift-run-bang.com/2011/08/getting-jacked-part-1-testosterone.html

    (excerpt below)


    Paul Carter November 6, 2011 2:04 PM

    Natural test levels be higher after a cycle? No. Even if you care about PCT and all of that, there isn't any evidence to suggest pushing cycles would give you higher natural levels. If anything, they will probably end up lower.

    Why wait every 8-12 weeks? Unless you want kids. Just don't come off. I'm talking test only here.

    I use replacement doses of test (which is prescribed to me) and then use an oral. Usually something OTC because PH's are REAL. No bullshit.

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    1. What does this have to do with anything?

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    2. Just that he said i was making it up. Nothing else. I wasn't even being anti steroid, it just bugs me when people deny it. I'm actually looking forward to feeling old enough to need some, right now i'm only in my early 40's and stronger than you haters might think.

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    3. You pretty much have the whole hating aspect held the fuck down. I've no idea what you're babbling on about, half the time, but incoherently screaming random shit about steroid use at every opportunity isn't going to lend itself to rational discussion.

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  13. Bought the ebook yesterday Jamie. Its awesome. Wanted to thank you for putting out so much great information. Had a quick question that was hoping you could help with. One of the benchers talks about spreading the lats to help get the bar off the chest. Wouldnt that cause you to lose your upper back tightness? Any advice would be appreciated. thanks again.

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    1. I would venture to guess that lifter really tucks their elbows, so they're kind of getting a first push just driving their triceps off their lats. As for losing upper back tightness, I would guess they'll take that tradeoff.

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  14. this looks cool. i am beginner lifter, but dont want to waste time fucking bullshit. I buy this or starting strength??

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  15. Awesome material, man. Well done.

    I'm starting the DtO for Intermediate Deadlift Specialists tomorrow.
    Quick question:
    What do you think about doing the "Running the ladder" workout for my heavy Bench and heavy OHP days? Good idea or better just stick to 6-10x2-4?

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    1. I don't recall ever trying it for one of those, but it couldn't hurt. Well, on OHP it's going to hurt like a motherfucker, but it probably won't reduce your lifting ability. Getting a pump on in your shoulders is one of the least pleasant feelings ever.

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    2. Gonna try it today for OHP and I´ll let you know how it goes.

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  16. Jamie, I bought the book and thought it was excellent. I'm running the Intermediate Deadlift program and really enjoying it. Thanks dude.

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  17. Great. To anyone who doubts your approach to training, the numbers speak for themselves, so knock it off already you guys. I follow SS but I get the idea that branching off (in your direction of course) is the best thing I could do for myself. Keep on keepin' on.

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  18. looking forward to reading this!

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  19. http://news.stanford.edu/news/2012/august/cooling-glove-research-082912.html

    If you think ice baths for fat loss are a good idea then you might be interested in this.

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    1. interesting

      what about using both gear and cooling suits? :)

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  20. Hey Jamie been a reader of your blog for years now and pass your blogs onto all my friends. Thanks for all the work you put in. Just bought DtO (Which was fucking fantastic by the way) and was wondering two things
    1: What kind of set/rep scheme are we following on exercises which are marked with an x
    2: At the start of the cycle once we've found our RM's, do we continue with those numbers throughout the 6 week cycle and then reevaluate our new RM's at the end, or do we add weight to the workouts where we can?
    Thanks heaps man

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  21. I loved this book. The "just fucking do the lifts" attitude is something I don't see enough of. Thanks.

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  22. The formatting on kindle is all jacked up. Any plans on providing a fixed mobi file?

    Sentences cut off in the middle and wrap to the next line.

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