DDP Yoga Review

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Have you seen the video making the rounds online and on television featuring, Arthur, the wounded war veteran and his inspiring journey regaining his health and fitness thanks to DDP Yoga? Take a few minutes to watch it here. It’s worth it. I promise.

Isn’t that amazing? It is one of the most motivating and inspiring videos I’ve ever seen and as soon as I watched it I knew that I wanted to give DDP Yoga a try.

DDP Yoga ReviewsDDP stands for Diamond Dallas Page. He’s a former WCW World Champion Professional Wrestler who has spent the last 12 years developing DDP Yoga. He started it as a result of a career threatening injury. Three doctors told him his career was over. His wife suggested he try yoga and he was hooked. The only problem was he couldn’t find the intensity he needed in typical workouts. So he developed this at home hybrid program that combines yoga positions, calisthenics, dynamic resistance exercises, rehabilitation techniques, as well as active breathing exercises all with no stress on the joints.

DDPThe program is designed to stretch muscles while developing core strength, flexibility, mobility, and promote weight loss. It does all this with zero impact.

I’ve been doing DDP Yoga for the past few weeks and have to say I love it! I have done yoga videos in the past and truthfully this is now my favorite. It’s one of the best programs I’ve done and I’m impressed that all of the routines are low impact and most are 30 minutes or less.

I tried the first 4 DVD’s and was very impressed by DDP, his methods, and motivating technique. He’s very easy going, encouraging, and there’s even a bit of laughter and joking throughout too. The DVD’s are set up in a progressive way so you start with Disc 1 where he introduces the “Diamond Dozen” of moves that he always comes back to. As you go along he works in other moves throughout the routines too.

DDP Yoga DVDI also like that Arthur from the video above is in some of the workouts as well! Very inspiring!

The first two DVD’s include:

  • Diamond Dozen – a walk through of the fundamental positions
  • Energy – an energizing 20 minute work out
  • Fat Burner – a 25 minute workout for total body conditioning
  • Red Hot Core – focuses on the abs for 15 minutes
  • Below the Belt – concentrates on butt and thighs
  • Diamond Cutter – increase flexibility and a cardio workout all-in-one

The second two DVD’s include:

  • Wake Up – a great workout to wake up too, in fact part of it can be done from bed!
  • Stand Up – 30 minute workout that has you standing at all times, it’s good for those with bad knees
  • Strength Builder – 95 minute no impact workout focusing on body parts that break down first: knees, hips, shoulders, & back
  • Red Hot Core – back to the core for 15 minutes
  • Mix Tape – 30 minutes of the most challenging positions
  • Double Black Diamond – DDP’s own personal workout perfect for fanatics and those looking to sweat and get strong

I also like that the program comes with a poster of the “Diamond Dozen” positions so you can use it as a quick reference guide.

DDP Yoga PosterThe program booklet is helpful as well too. It shares inspiring stories, motivation, a workout schedule, a nutrition guide, recipes, and a food journal. If more motivation is what you need than you can check out the Transformations tab on the DDP Yoga site or join the community forum.

DDP Yoga Workout Schedule

DDP Yoga Workout Calender

DDP Yoga Food JournalAfter trying this program I look forward to continuing on with it. I’ve also mentioned it to my parents. They both struggle with joint pain as well as back, knee, and hip issues. They tried yoga in the past but found it too difficult and the instructor a bit too flighty to take every day.

After seeing where Arthur came from in the video above and trying the program for myself, I know that this would be a great program for my parents and I recommend DDP Yoga to them and to anyone else interested in making changes to their health and fitness in a manageable and achievable way.

DDP Yoga Review

Products were provided. No compensation was received. The honest opinions are my own.

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  1. Anyone ever see the DVD’s on the iPad? Traveling for work would be nice to have this mobile! (Laptop does not have DVD)

  2. Been doing 3 weeks and can now stand on my head. This program works.

  3. Several friends who are former weight lifters have converted to DDP Yoga and it has worked miracles…provided a way for them to transition from weights into yoga. And they all look more athletic and fit than their days of big weights. Slowly migrating to yoga myself and wow, yoga is _so_ much tougher than weights.

    The great city of Cleveland…family up there and really enjoy visiting the area. Absolutely gorgeous in the fall.

  4. Dennis Martinez says:

    I wasn’t a believer in yoga, but my girlfriend convinced me to give it a try since she’s been at it for a few years. Being a pro wrestling fan all my life, I decided I should give DDP’s product a try first.

    I’ve been doing it since the beginning of this year, and in five months of only doing this on a daily basis, I’ve dropped more than 5% body fat (over 20 pounds total) and went down a size or two on all clothes, to the point that I donated most of my old clothes because they were too baggy already! And this is even without changing my diet. This works, period. Just wanted to let people who came across this post to know this!

  5. I recently changed my diet and really want to drop some weight im gonna try this out.

  6. carol roberts says:

    wow im not in to yoga and im not not in to yoga just never gave it a try i think this looks pretty interesting though

  7. DDP YOGA – Unbelievable therapy for my back.( L4-L5 disc rupture, L5-S1 Laminotomy & divertive disc L4-L5,L5-S1.Two back surgeries). I have been able to do workouts, without hurting my back. By losing 50 pounds and strengthening my core I am now in the best shape of my life despite all my back issues.

    • That’s amazing! I’m so glad to hear this has helped you out so tremendously. It really is a wonderful program and I love reading the success stories from those that have done it.

  8. Great review Tesa. I just started DDP Yoga for a review myself and I am really enjoying it. I had seen the video of Arthur on TV and was thrilled when the company contacted me so that I could see what the program was like. Looking forward to checking out more of the workouts.

  9. I have seen the video – amazing! I used to love yoga. I should take a look at this and get back into it as I travel on my weight loss journey.

  10. I have seen that video, and I agree: it IS really inspiring! I especially can relate, as I am paraplegic and know what it feels like to sort of give up on your body. Unfortunately, I still haven’t found a workout routine that really works for me, so this is something I might enjoy. Thanks!

  11. Cody Leslie says:

    I have been doing DDP Yoga for almost 3 weeks now and the pain reduction in my back is tremendous! I am not yet pain-free, but am in significantly less pain than I have been before. I have had severe back pain for the past 5 years or so with a couple of bulging disks and this is unbelievable! I am also more flexible than I was, although I definitely still have some work to do in that department.

  12. I’ve seen that video before and I loved it!!! Very inspirational! I’ve never looked at DDP Yoga before though, I’ll have to check it out. Thanks!

  13. The video is very inspiring! I have a lot of medical conditions and would love to give this a try.

  14. That video is awesome!!

  15. I think I’ve seen this advertised and I would LOVE to own one of these programs!
    Definitely inspiring.

  16. love yoga, but have never heard of this method…I love that you get the whole “kit” with the dvd purchase! Off to do more research on it!

  17. I watched that video a while ago and I loved it!! I love yoga and I’m still recovering from knee problems, so I always love seeing new possible workout options.

  18. Great review! I’m glad I read your review because I have this item coming as part of my Get Fit Guide and can’t wait for it to arrive!

  19. How inspiring! I’ve been thinking about ways I could get more exercise and boost my energy. I’ll check this out. Thank you for the great review!

  20. Wow, kinda off topic but I am pretty sure this is the pro wrestler I met at a LA hotel once on a business trip! Like 10 years ago! So interesting he has this yoga DVD now!

  21. Yoga is a fantastic workout. I just completed a photographing yoga poses for a book. It was a fun project.

  22. I really like the veteran video. It’s def inspiring! I lime tat the poster is included. Although I’d need to keep that poster in front of me at all times !

  23. Looks interesting. I love the videos that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Glad you enjoyed it.

  24. This looks like so much fun! Not your traditional yoga!

  25. I love yoga.. but can’t do anything extreme.. yet! Maybe this would help me!

  26. Never heard of it before now, but it definitely got my attention and looks like a fun program.

  27. Wow – I hadn’t seen that video yet and had never heard of DDP Yoga, but it looks great!! Not your mama’s yoga, haha!

  28. Maybe this would be a good intro into yoga for me. So far, it’s just not my thing for some reason.

  29. This looks like an awesome program and I so want to check it out. I used to do yoga but have just not had time recently. It would be so nice to be able to do it from home.

  30. This looks pretty cool…. even if it’s from a wrestler! I think that the chart is pretty useful to keep track of what to do when too.

  31. I have never tried yoga before because I was afraid of how difficult it would be! This one looks like one I could do.

  32. My son has been doing Yoga in one of his HighSchool classes for gym..he’s really liking religion used :) What an inspiring video..
    Thanks for sharing Tesa!

  33. Awesome video! Had me in tears! I’ve never tried yoga because I’ve always been scared that it would be too hard for me. I would really love to look into this. Thanks for sharing.

  34. I’ve tried it before and it really is a great program particularly for those who need low impact. I also like DDP as an instructor because he is really down to earth.

  35. I think I would like this I need a way of relaxation!

  36. I’m a huge yoga fan so I would definitely give this a try. Looks awesome!

  37. I have never heard of this before! But, I’m always looking for new yoga programs to incorporate into my run training. I may have to give this a try.

  38. I’ve never seen this set before. Yoga is something I’m interested in but haven’t taken a class because I’m not very flexible. This could be a great way to get started!

  39. Yes, I’ve seen that video before! Very impressive. Yoga is that thing I really need to try to stick to.

  40. I would love to get into yoga! I have a knee injury and I think it might be good for it. :)


  41. Yoga really did help me achieve my health goals in the past. I’m looking forward to trying this one out for even more results! Awesome!

  42. I love Yoga so I need to check out these DVDS! Thanks so much!

  43. o h i would love this yoga workout system, it looks like a great program for yoga lovers :)

  44. I don’t like Yoga but that was a great review! Thanks for sharing it!

  45. This looks like an awesome Yoga program that would really work.

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