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TOPIC: Has anyone tried DDP yoga

 
August 26, 2012 8:53 PM
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It is funny, my husband thinks DDP is a bit too gruff for his tastes but I like it more than the 'seek inner piece as you stretch' types of yogas. I've been doing it semi-regularly and trying to fit it into my new gym routine. I do downward dogs & many other yoga stretches almost daily even if I don't do a video.


I've found downward dog and catcher-into-thunderbolt to be VERY good pre-run stretches!
August 27, 2012 2:00 AM
Well I'm loving it! The dynamic resistance takes some work to get used to but I love the fact that there's no spiritual aspect...just the exercise part.

For those in the UK the DVD's are multi-region discs and will play on any player....mine is Region 2 only player and I've had no problems at all.
  16271796
August 27, 2012 11:53 AM
I've found downward dog and catcher-into-thunderbolt to be VERY good pre-run stretches!


I noticed that the catcher-into-thunderbolt really makes the knees pop/crack for me. My knees are alway prone to do this though. I'm hitting Disc 3 a lot lately but am HORRIBLE at the "Stand Up"... stupid balance - ha!

I also noticed that when trying to do the upper dynamic resistance, I relax my lower half. I'm almost 3 months into now and have gotten better at flexing everything, still catch myself every once in a while though. It is a learning curve I tell ya! happy
  23885503
November 14, 2012 3:00 AM
Nice to find to this thread! I've just started week 10 of the beginner's program, and I love the convenience of being able to a great, zero-impact workout without leaving my living room. I saw DDP demonstrating the "Ignition" moves on an episode of Inside MMA and knew this was perfect for me.

I have bad knees and a bad back, but I can tell that my flexibility has greatly increased from doing the photos. Plus, I thought my weight loss had stalled to maybe half a pound a week (I had already lost 18 pounds from diet changes alone before starting the exercise program). Well, when I did my 60 day check-up this week, I found I had only lost 2 pounds in the last 30 days (still working on the diet changes). But to my shock and amazement, I had lost 2 inches off my waist, an inch from my hips, and an inch from my calfs! The workout does the job of toning and building lean muscle mass while increasing your flexibility.

If anyone else is interested, check out DDP Yoga clips on YouTube, go to TeamDDPYoga.com to visit the community, and even just the DDP Yoga site where you can buy the DVDs. I purchased the entire package (minus the addition of the heart rate monitor) that included all the DVDs, a poster of "The Diamond Dozen" positions, a workout and nutrition program guide, and received the bonus of all the workouts in MP3 format to do them anywhere with my iPod (after getting familiar with them on the DVDs first).

I cannot recommend this program enough. If watching Arthur's testimonial video doesn't move you or inspire you in some way, somthing ain't right.
Edited by Duckman73 On November 14, 2012 3:01 AM
November 17, 2012 3:34 PM
I started this program this week, however I finished Insanity and I started to do a hybrid between both workouts, once the DDP workout schedule gets thougher and the days off start dissapearing I will do it full time. Because of my job I can't follow a strict diet or sometimes eat like 2 hours so that part would be hard but anyway at least I'm doing something...wink
  22175557
November 28, 2012 4:47 PM
casanovas12 -

You don't have to wait to up your workout routine. You can mix and match: do FB+RHC in the mornings and then an afternoon Diamond Cutter.... that adds up to about an hour and 30 min per day...it's crazy but can be done.
November 28, 2012 5:00 PM
Have been real interested in these after seeing Arthur's story about 6 months ago, but haven't ordered them.
December 7, 2012 3:31 AM
Wow totally forgot about this post!

thank you to all for your responses. Im definately interested in giving them a go. Are they good for someone who hasnt exercised for a long time!
December 7, 2012 3:34 AM
my sister does DDP she lives in america i am in the uk, we skype weekly and i can see huge changes! there isnt much difference in weight between us but since she has been doing DDP i have seen a huge change shes far more toned and her body has a lot of definition i really should take it up >< x
  12798994
December 7, 2012 2:43 PM
Glad to see there are others doing this program. i discovered this because a buddy of mine posted Arthur's videon on Facebook and when I got to the end and realized he had achieved these results from DDP I immediately ordered.

What appealed to me so much was that DDP developed this progam as a result of a back injury very similar to mine, I herniated my L4 a couple of years ago doing cross-fit.

I started working out again back in March and through a combo of MFP, and using Power 90, I lost around 30 pounds. But I started slacking off a couple of months ago, put back on ten pounds and my sciatic nerve pain has seemed to come back with a vengeance. I started doing Power 90 again but the work out seems a bit tedious now and the pain hascome back with a vengeance so I thought I would give this a try.

Anyway, I just got the discs yesterday, I did the Diamond Dozen this morning, and I am planning on starting Energy tomorrow but I have a few questions:

1. What level should I start with? I am thinking of just doing Energy for at least one week but I also would prefer a bit longer of a work-out.

2. How many days per week can you do these work-outs? The guide seems to have an every other day schedule but I prefer to work out every day. I suppose I could mix it up and do some additional cardio on the off days.

3.. Is it necessary to supplement in addiional resistance training to maintain muscle mass and get definition? My overall goal is two lose weight and just feel healthy but I also want to at least have a semblance of definition.

Thanks!
  19494495
December 9, 2012 11:34 AM
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December 9, 2012 11:54 AM
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Okay, I am a crying at my desk at work. What an inspiration.

See! and who says you can't lose weight with yoga. I posted about this already, basically saying not to group all yoga into one category and making sweeping generalizations about it's benefits. The only one you can make is the mind body balance but in terms of the physical benefits, they vary depending on the style. I don't know what all is involved in DDP yoga but judging from the video, it must be constant movement and holding challenging poses which works both your flexibility and strength. The constant motion can be cardio depending on the challenge of the poses.


Yes - agreed - all of this!
December 10, 2012 7:21 AM
QUOTE:

Anyway, I just got the discs yesterday, I did the Diamond Dozen this morning, and I am planning on starting Energy tomorrow but I have a few questions:

1. What level should I start with? I am thinking of just doing Energy for at least one week but I also would prefer a bit longer of a work-out.

2. How many days per week can you do these work-outs? The guide seems to have an every other day schedule but I prefer to work out every day. I suppose I could mix it up and do some additional cardio on the off days.

3.. Is it necessary to supplement in addiional resistance training to maintain muscle mass and get definition? My overall goal is two lose weight and just feel healthy but I also want to at least have a semblance of definition.

Thanks!


I feel relatively qualified to answer your questions being a newbie to DPP Ypga (been on/off for about 2 months but starting a regular rotation at the moment)

1. I workout with ALL of the DVDs straight away, this is for a few reasons:
- I get bored easily
- DDP provides modifications so when I get to something I am not ready for I can modify away to my hearts content so I can get through
- I like to see what I'm aiming for and to see progress!

So up to you really, but absolutely no reason to start at the beginning and work up (with the obvious caveat that you need to be familiar with the diamon dozen and be able to move between them with ease)

2. You can do these as many days a week as you like! Only your body will tell you if you need a rest, or just carry on!

3. I do not add in extra resistance... might need a guys input on this one, but DDP himself has not lifted weights in something like 5 years, and he's still very much defined!

Hope i helped!

Steph
Edited by StephieWillcox On December 10, 2012 7:25 AM
  9907118
December 12, 2012 5:48 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Anyway, I just got the discs yesterday, I did the Diamond Dozen this morning, and I am planning on starting Energy tomorrow but I have a few questions:

1. What level should I start with? I am thinking of just doing Energy for at least one week but I also would prefer a bit longer of a work-out.

2. How many days per week can you do these work-outs? The guide seems to have an every other day schedule but I prefer to work out every day. I suppose I could mix it up and do some additional cardio on the off days.

3.. Is it necessary to supplement in addiional resistance training to maintain muscle mass and get definition? My overall goal is two lose weight and just feel healthy but I also want to at least have a semblance of definition.

Thanks!


I feel relatively qualified to answer your questions being a newbie to DPP Ypga (been on/off for about 2 months but starting a regular rotation at the moment)

1. I workout with ALL of the DVDs straight away, this is for a few reasons:
- I get bored easily
- DDP provides modifications so when I get to something I am not ready for I can modify away to my hearts content so I can get through
- I like to see what I'm aiming for and to see progress!

So up to you really, but absolutely no reason to start at the beginning and work up (with the obvious caveat that you need to be familiar with the diamon dozen and be able to move between them with ease)

2. You can do these as many days a week as you like! Only your body will tell you if you need a rest, or just carry on!

3. I do not add in extra resistance... might need a guys input on this one, but DDP himself has not lifted weights in something like 5 years, and he's still very much defined!

Hope i helped!

Steph


Thanks for the response! I have been doing the Energy work out everyday and I am working up a bit of a sweat even with this short work-out. I think I probably may start to mix in the other work-outs just to see how those feel.
  19494495
December 14, 2012 5:16 AM
QUOTE:

Thanks for the response! I have been doing the Energy work out everyday and I am working up a bit of a sweat even with this short work-out. I think I probably may start to mix in the other work-outs just to see how those feel.


An easy start would be to add in Red Hot Core straight after Energy - extends your workout by 15 minutes and helps you gain stability through core work to help with the other workouts!
  9907118
December 19, 2012 1:44 PM
Thanks for the suggestion. Fell off the wagon for a couple of days but I have now been doiing the fat burner, which seems like somthing I could do everyday, maybe I will add the Red Hot Core.
  19494495
December 29, 2012 5:27 AM
Been going strong with DDPYoga for 7 months now. I've found, for me, it's best to switch it up now and then. I add RHC onto each set just because it feels good to do so.
January 15, 2013 11:43 AM
Was this the only workout you did? No cardio? I ask because I have a buldging disk and have been told to watch my workouts. I continue to do elliptical, kickboxing, etc because I have about 50 pounds to lose. Just wondering if thsi workout (with diet) is really enough to burn calories.
  13422589
February 1, 2013 6:50 AM
I used to have the original book that started the whole thing, back when it was called YRG (Yoga for Regular Guys)...no joke, it is a great workout. I had been doing it for a few weeks and a friend and his girlfriend walked in my house and laughed at me because I was doing yoga and because I was sweating buckets. I invited them over the next day to join me in a quick workout....5 minutes in and my friend gave up, 10 minutes in and his girlfriend hit the floor pouring sweat....she ended up finishing the workout, though they never laughed about it again.
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February 1, 2013 6:52 AM
YESSSS.... They are great... even though i havent done mine in a bit.... In one session i burned 560 calories for an hour and i didnt feel like i killed myself like i do when i do a bootcamp style class. Do it... its restorative, burns calories and not to mention, you sleep like a baby :) Enjoy!
February 1, 2013 7:12 AM
Never heard of this, watched the video and I have to say my favorite part is when Arthur takes off running! Last time I tried to run, I hurt my heels terribly and shortly after injured my knee hiking. Seriously considering a purchase!
Thanks for sharing.
February 1, 2013 7:23 AM
I read everyone posts on here, There are some great and inspirational testimonies. My story with it is a lil different. I first found it last year because of a knee injury. Arthurs story was incredible and really inspired me. Plus we alllll need to stretch more. A cpl of things I'm not super stoked about. I lift, and I lift heavy, this DVD series a good supplement but in no ways a replacement for strength building. I have ZERO interest in weighing 162 lbs or anything remotely close to it. No disrespect intended at all. If you have phyical limitations DDP is adaptable and works. I'm just ssaying it's not a strengh builder, if it did that for you then great, and you can go further with a lil training.....
February 26, 2013 6:17 PM
gonna order the beginner level as a reward to myself when i hit my next weight loss goal (about 5 lbs away)...or maybe just order it early to HELP myself meet that goal :)
  25521246
February 26, 2013 6:18 PM
PS: do u REALLY need to wear a HRM when u do it?
  25521246
March 1, 2013 6:02 AM
Okay, getting off my fat A** and just ordered these DVD's. Also just joined MFP so this should be interesting. I'm looking forward to taking this seriously and getting in shape. Good luck to all of us!

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