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Fitness trend: DDP YOGA by wrestler Diamond Dallas Page

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Yoga with a twist

Whether you’re bored with your current workout routine or just need something new to kick-start your health and weight loss goals, consider this new fitness program: Introducing DDP YOGA, created by wrestling icon Diamond Dallas Page.
Diamond Dallas Page doing yoga

What is DDP YOGA?

Designed by three time WCW world champion Diamond Dallas Page, DDP YOGA is a hybrid workout that incorporates yoga positions with calisthenics, rehabilitation techniques, dynamic resistance exercises and active breathing techniques for a more challenging and results-oriented workout — all with absolutely zero impact on joints.

So why did Page decide to develop his own fitness program? He says it was based on necessity. After blowing out his knee and being told by three different doctors his wrestling career was over, he decided to take matters into his own hands. The result? DDP YOGA. “The truth is, I would have tried anything. I created DDP YOGA to heal my own body so I could continue to live my dream,” he tells us.

Why try it?

The program offers all the benefits of an intense cardio workout without impacting joints, while promoting body fat loss and increasing lean muscle development. Page found that by using dynamic resistance and engaging the body's muscles through concentric and eccentric movements, not only will you develop muscular strength, but you will also get an amazing cardio workout by elevating the heart rate to a level that burns fat efficiently and effectively.

Diamond Dallas Page doing yoga

Who is it for?

DDP YOGA is the perfect program for those looking to not only achieve their health goals but also change their lives. And you don’t need to be a yoga pro to try it. In fact, Page readily admits that “for the first 42 years of my life, I was the guy who wouldn't be caught dead doing yoga.” But now his program, which incorporates traditional yoga movements, is helping countless people lose weight, boost flexibility and get in shape.

“It’s geared toward anyone who wants to become stronger, leaner and more flexible, and, of course, lose weight,” says Page of DDP YOGA. “It’s for people who wouldn’t be caught dead doing traditional yoga because it ditches the ‘spiritual mumbo jumbo’ and gets straight to business. It works on your cardio, strength, endurance and flexibility all at the same time,” he explains. “DDP YOGA is such a complete workout that you’ll save time, and you can do it anywhere.”

What to expect

Like any fitness program, the more consistently you follow the workout and the program guide, the better your results will be. “DDP YOGA was always intended to heal and strengthen my own body, and others can expect to gain incredible core strength, flexibility and endurance by doing the workout consistently,” says Page. “The workout engages your mind as well as your body, so it improves your focus and positive mindset, and many of the DDP YOGA success stories show incredible weight loss even though it was never intended for that purpose.”

Page notes that incorporating the heart rate monitor is extremely important for success. Users can also take it to another level by becoming accountable to the Team DDP YOGA community, as well as Page himself, at TeamDDPYOGA.com.

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