Weight Loss For Women In 30s

Yo. It’s me. DDP, Diamond Dallas Page. I
didn’t become a professional wrestler until
I was 35 years old. My career did not take
off until I was 40. That was in 1996 when
wrestling blew through the rafters in the
cable industry. Monday Night Wars were a huge
part of that. Pro Wrestling Illustrated rated
Stone Cold Steve Austin as number one and
DDP as number four both years which was really
crazy coming from obscurity like that. And
then I blew my back out. And I blew my back
out so badly that three different back specialists
said my career was over. I’d actually ruptured
my L4 and L5 and it was really bad. Just signed
a multimillion dollar three year deal. I mean
I finally got paid so, you know, this was
the time I worked so hard to get to and now
it was all gone. Around that time I was married
and my wife at the time was like, why don’t
you try doing yoga to heal your body. I was
like, yoga. I wouldn’t be caught dead doing
yoga. That was the way I felt about it. And
long story short, it’s all I really could
do.
I was still doing rehab because I had rehabbed
back both shoulder surgeries, both knee surgeries
and the ruptured L4 and L5, I was trying to
nurse that back but it was just so tender
and so immovable. I started to do the yoga
and in the first three weeks I started to
feel a significant difference. It was mind
blowing to me. I was very frustrated though
because the tapes I was watching, everybody
was a stick figure. Everybody could twist
themselves up into a pretzel. No one was modifying
any position. So I had to figure that out.
And then about three weeks in like I said
I was feeling pretty good so before I crashed
out I decided I want to do some of these yoga
positions and I wouldn’t call them poses
or postures because, you know, I’m a guy
who wouldn’t be caught dead doing yoga.
But I started to mix them with the rehabilitation
moves and then I was like wow, this sort of
flows pretty good. And then over a period
of time, next couple of weeks I threw in old
school calisthenics, you know, pushups, squats,
crunches done with a slow burn movement. And
what I figured out – like if you’re lifting
weights you’re just jacking weight, you
get your heart rate jacked up. But if you
lift weights slow and control the weight you’re
going to utilize more muscles. And every time
you flex or engage a muscle like when you’re
doing a slow burn push-up, your heart’s
got to beat faster to get the blood to the
muscle.
Again, I’m figuring this out because of
boredom but again completely by accident.
And over a period of three months what would
become DDP yoga becomes a kick ass cardiovascular
workout that could dramatically increase my
flexibility and strengthen my core like never
before. But here was the key. Minimal joint
impact. In less than three months I was back
in the ring. At 42 years old they said my
wrestling career was over. At 43 I was the
heavyweight champ of the world. So I decided
I’m going to keep doing this what I used
to call back then yoga for normal people.
And then it just sort of took on a life of
its own building its way up to DDP yoga.
I was on Shark Tank. They were like the big
question is how have you succeeded in a world
that is so competitive? How have you succeeded
and made all this money in this business?
How did you do that? Me and my business partner,
Steve Yu, we just looked at them and said
we inspire people. No, but really, how did
you get the people to be brought in? I go
we inspire people. They’re like no but – and
you ever saw that – this stuff got cut from
Shark Tank because they didn’t get it. I
think the first person that had to be inspired
was me. Again you’re talking about the guy,
you know. Underneath DDP yoga this says it
ain’t your mama’s yoga, you know. And
I respect all types of yogis. I always say
yogis – most yogis very Namaste. DDP yoga
– we’re more T&A, you know. Tone and attitude.
And we have fun with it.
The whole tone and attitude that makes DDP
yoga its own animal has to do with dynamic
resistance. All I want you to do is go back
to this. Remember this from wresting? Now
it’s in DDP yoga and I cannot believe it’s
the centerpiece again. Completely by accident
or by design, however you choose to look at
it. So what I’m going to do is I’m going
to take my thumb and index fingers – do
this with me at home. I’m not talking to
myself. I can get away with that. I was a
wrestler. Okay so put your thumb and index
fingers together. Now push really hard. Now
when you push really hard look at the muscles
on my body. Look at my hand, forearm, bicep
and pec. They all have to engage. Now straighten
your arms out in front. Take your left hand
– it will be my right. I want you to pull
your pinky away from your thumb like really
stretch it. Look what happens to my arm. You
can see my tricep. You can see my forearm.
But when you take them like this and you push
your thumb and your index fingers away and
you pull your pinkies away, look what happens
to my hand, my forearm, my tricep, my deltoid
and my trap. They all have to engage. Now
do this with me. Have some fun. Keep pushing
your thumb and your index fingers together.
Pull your pinkies away. [INHALE SOUND]. Now
as you inhale create resistance as you’re
moving. Lean back in your chair, nice stretch.
Now bring your arms out to a T. Clench your
fists tight. Bring your fists together, your
biceps together, your pecs together and hulk
it up brother. That’s right. Squeeze it
tight, tight, tight. Attention. Shoulders
back, chest out. [EXHALE SOUND]. At ease.
You can see me starting to perspire. That’s
called dynamic resistance.
So whatever you’re trying to do, you need
to remember that there will always be better
than, less than and different than. That means
whoever’s the best – in professional wrestling
you might say Hulk Hogan. Everybody under
him, less than except for the person or company
that’s different than. That’s what DDP
yoga is. That’s what Diamond Dallas Page
the wrestler was. And that’s why I never
even let anybody call DDP yoga, yoga. People
come up to me all the time. Autograph signings
or personal appearances I’m doing, all excited.
DDP, oh my God, I’ve lost 50 pounds. I love
your yoga. A big group of people around. I
go what’d you call it? They go oh, I lost
50 pounds. I lost 50 pounds doing your yoga.
I love it. I go what did you call it? I go
what did you call it? They go DDP yoga. It
becomes a funny bit. And again you can get
away with that but a wrestler. No other yogi’s
doing that.

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  2. After watching the video "Never, Ever Give Up. Arthur's Inspirational Transformation!" and how DDP Yoga impacted his life… I can't make any excuses that I don't totally feel like a piece of crap for making. I haven't even looked at your website or if you offer a video training program or any type of inspirational products, but I am about too… I share some of the issues ( on a much smaller scale than Arthur) and I need help. I've only slept 5 hours in the past week according to my watch and sit up in bed every night in pain from arthritis and now gout. This all just happened recently and I want to do a transformation video for my family and grandkids. I just think it will make it easier for them to learn to be more active and not go down the couch potato life I have lived. It's going to suck getting started at 50, but I'm not ready to go down yet!