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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I love the mention of people l listening to the podcasts while working out. I do that a lot. :) I actually caught up on some podcasts when I did my marathon last fall.
I had seen the video of your best success story, Arthur, several times in the past. After listening to the podcast, I finally put two and two together on what he had been doing to feel such a strong desire to thank you. Showed it to the girlfriend, and we were both moved to tears (I am every time I see it).
Just placed my order, with SOFREP/Wilkow as the "where I heard about it". I know Kerry and the guys up at Valhalla are doing an amazing thing, and that's a huge bonus for me, to have a portion go to their work.
I have two shitty knees, and one wrecked elbow. I graduated high school and college both at 6'3" and 168lbs. Could eat anything I wanted and not gain weight. Put in long hours at Texas A&M working on Bonfire, hauling around massive logs and destroying parts of my body. I hurt every single day.
I'm currently at 6'3" and 260lbs, not obese by any means, but definitely carrying some extra weight in places I don't need to. Interacting with the guys here at SOFREP has eliminated any potential self pity, but this 30 year old body isn't in the shape to do high impact workouts without some serious rehabilitation of my joints and back. My girlfriend has one destroyed knee from dance (nothing quite like knocking your knee cap completely out of place!), so we're both in the same boat.
I look forward to working through this program and watching the transformation. I'm really encouraged by the holistic approach you advocate DDP. It's definitely nice to see someone acknowledge joint and back injuries create hurdles for "normal" workouts.
Thanks again brother, and thanks for your generosity!
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.
Awesome!!! This workout is like magic when combined with the nutrition aspect as well!!!!
Go forth and crush those life obstacles! Prepare to be amazed at what you will achieve....
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 Bro I developed this workout for guys and gals just like you who are beat the fuck up for having toooooo much fun... Now we're all paying the price... Enter DDP YOGA into your life... you'll never hear me call it yoga because there is no other yoga like it on the planet... DDP YOGA it's a brand to itself:) As for the DDPmilitary discount it's been up there for years... I added the SOFREP/Wilkow anyone who puts that up ... Half the payment will go to Valhalla . I hope this explains everything.
@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....
First and Foremost - Welcome to SOFREP DDP! This is an amazing community....pull up a chair and hang awhile (after your DDPYoga of course....)...I am an old original SOFREP member since day one and part of the #SOFREPMafia...
Here you will get opinions and information from SEALs, Delta, Rangers, Green Berets, MARSOC, AFTACP, Spooks, Polish GROM, Rhodesian SAS, Australian SAS....and that is only a small part...the list can go on for days
We have regulars here that served our country as LRRP's in SE Asia (yes that's you 6 you amazing gentlemen), Marines in SE Asia and service in Rhodesia, very early class SEALs...scientists, analysts and great citizens...and many apologies if I have forgotten anybody.
Thank You for your very Generous offer!!! Ever since SOFREP started I have wanted to get your workouts in for these great men who have served so well and need a little but of healthy rehab for whatever ails em....and contributing to Valhalla is blessed work...massive Great Kharma...
I look forward to more great stuff - and updates! You never know...this old DDYoga user (since 2007) will drop into the chat room on Wednesday nights unannounced and give all the DDPYoga team an update on SOFREP!!!
One Team, One Fight!!!!
@ColonelProp @webmindest1 I just want you guys to know that 50% of all the members who invest in the Valhalla Project and they will be taken care of.