Episode 81 is jam packed with wrestling superstar Diamond Dallas Page (DDP), Olympic shooter Amanda Furrer, and SOFREP contributor Kerry Patton.
A couple months back, SOFREP Team Room favorite, Col. Prop, suggested we bring DDP on the podcast. DDP developed a yoga program that has not only helped regular people get in shape, but has also helped injured veterans recover. Case in point: Arthur Boorman, an Army Paratrooper injured during the Gulf War, who wasn’t able to walk without assistance until DDP’s yoga program turned that around for him. Beyond that, DDP has also gone overseas in support of our troops. We talk fitness and more with DDP.
Want to help the Valhalla Project and get back in shape? DDP pledged to Kerry Patton on the show that he will donate 50% of the proceeds to The Valhalla Project from SOFREP listeners who purchase DDP Yoga programs. Just go to DDP’s website, buy a program, and select “SOFREP/Wilkow Majority” from the “How Did You Hear About Us” field on the checkout page. You’ll get a GREAT product – just read the testimonials – and DDP will donate to a GREAT cause. Also, if you are active or former military, enter the referral code DDPMilitary to receive a discount on your order!
Amanda Furrer comes on for the first time to talk about her background and what it’s like to be a proud “girly girl” who can shoot with the best. She also has plans to work with some SOF members, including our sniper friend Nicholas Irving. Amanda is training to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics, and you can follow her on Twitter @Amanda_Furrer.
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Y'all do a great podcast! I did not know who DDP was, sorry guys, I don't follow wrestling. Serendipitously I saw him on Shark Tank (they should have funded him!) and then heard him here on sofrep.I love his enthusiasm for helping veterans and I love the results of his yoga program.The before and after seem almost miraculous.I also appreciate that he is donating 50% to the Valhalla project if we make that notation when ordering.I am always looking for better exercise systems (because I hate to exercise, but I hate even more how I feel when I don’t....lol)
I also enjoyed the interview with Amanda.When she talked of her girly love of fashion combined with her love of shooting it made me smile.
As a Marine who is "beat the fuck up" physically, I think you designed this workout for me.
Next, I'm also the oldest guy (45) on the mat at our MMA school, so I need every edge I can get.
Gotta keep the fight in this warrior.
Sign me up.
Good Evening SOFREP!!!
This was a podcast that combined some great stuff....what we heard was what I was hoping would happen (I was dancing around my office when DDP did the Valhalla offer). I have been following the DDPYoga program since 2007 and know that DDP is one stand-up guy, especially to those who have served.
If you are looking for a workout this really is a one stop shop...
History - blew my back in the winter of 2006 shovelling snow....I litterally could not walk. I had seen DDP on Fox and Friends a few months before and decided to try his program. I was still playing rugby and weighed in a 255# but my shape was more pear than anything (not having put the time in since college to keep up my training...)
I literally went out and bought his book, copied off the exercise sheets and started the program. My weight started going down but more importantly my strength started to return and I could walk and play ball again...so I took the plunge and ordered the original three DDP Yoga For Regular Guys DVD's he made with the Yoga Doc (Craig Aarons from Atlanta...he is on the internet) and a heart rate monitor (very important). My weight dropped to 230# and my recovery time post game went back to a few days...
In late 2008 I bought the next series (YRG Fitness, it is still available as the first workouts in DDPYoga, the first 3 DVD's are no longer available)...these workouts really start moving, and with the HR monitor you can get to whatever shape you want. In 2009 I had to get a pacemaker ending my playing days at 44 and eliminating squats and deadlifts...but I have DDPYoga...
DDPYoga Extreme has two awesome workouts, Hip-Opener and Psycho (yep, it is)
Fast forward to 2014, I am down to 205#, really enjoy working out and only need a mat and some space...
What you get is:
2 12 Minute workouts (wake-up or warm-up, pefect...)
1 16 minute workout (hard gut work, add on to the others...)
1 20 minute workout (even level)
4 32 minute workout (difficult)
2 40 minute workout (very hard)
2 hour plus workouts (these two are muthas)
Don't let it fool you - these are great sets to keep from messing up your joints...
So here is my challenge, all the SOFREP members (yes you too Mafia), if you are looking for a workout this is awesome. You can combine this with other work like SEALFit (I do still use weights...)...go out and use the discounts and codes that Ian mentioned above and Kerry gets 50% for the Valhalla Project!!!! DDP has dropped some good Kharma on us, let's send some of that towards the project...
Believe me - this program is hard but it works like magic, it is not immediate but it is a great lifestyle upgrade...all you warriors who might be climbing in age can do this and take 20 years off your frame. Get the HR monitor and a good mat (I use the 84" Manduka mat that DDP uses, expensive but worth it) and enjoy the burn.
Good Luck everyone!!!
Sounds like another great lineup of guests & topics! Will definitely check it out later tonight when I have more time.
Just ordered and the DDPmilitary discount is cool. I entered Valhalla, but nothing happened. Maybe they'll see the "SOFREP/Wilkow..." source and apply it.
Glad to get this and can't wait to make it happen.
@ColonelProp Hell yeah man!
@webmindset1 I believe you need to just put it in from where you heard about it, not as the code. Thanks.
Excellent - don't be surprised if DDP calls you....he called me in 2007. Mention you heard it on SOFREP or Wilkow and hopefully the Valhalla credit will get applied.
Enjoy the workouts.
Forgot to note that I actually use the mp3 files on my iPhone....I only really use the audible cues for pace now, rarely do I toss in the DVD's...though I do when I do Psycho....