DDP Talks DDP YOGA, Recovery And Progress For Jake Roberts, Scott Hall, More
On DDP Yoga gaining the popularity it has: "I expected it to gain the popularity it has only because it's changing lives on a different level. In the beginning, it could have been any weight loss program that really had nothing to do with weight loss. I never developed this program for weight loss. I developed it to heal my body. And anybody who's listening, obviously wrestling fans who are listening your show, a lot of them may have heard but the bottom line is that I didn't start wrestling until I was 35. My career did not take off until I was 40 and that was in 1996. The beginning of the Monday Night Wars which is probably the greatest time in professional wrestling as far as the fans are concerned because it had the WCW directly competing against the WWF which is pretty fascinating at the time. And when that happened in 1996 and wrestling blew up huge, well I was lucky that I put in 5 years of working my ass off you know. And it all paid off. Because when wrestling blew up, so did my career. And '97-'98 it was on top of the world. And then I blew out my back. I blew it out so badly. It was my L4 and L5. I had ruptured those discs between my vertebrae and three specialists told me my career was over. And I had just signed a multi-million dollar three year deal and they're telling me I'm done. It's pretty disheartening. But I was actually pulled back in. I was married at the time. Kimberly was trying to get me to do yoga to heal my body and my mind. So, it was like yoga? No way I'm not doing that. So I get when people go "DDP's doing yoga? What?" I get that. It came out of necessity and I ended up after about three weeks feeling a significant difference. So I started believing in it and I started adding it to my rehab I already started doing and mixing them together.
"The rehab techniques with the yoga positions and then I added some old school calisthenics. When I realized that dynamic resistance. It's actually like isosymmetric, the actual real word is isokinetic. That's what it means when you're engaging your muscles and creating your own resistance. People aren't going to remember isokinetics so I figure dynamic resistance. That's the best way to explain it. So, when I realized by wearing a heart monitor that I could get my heart rate jacked up standing still with minimal joint impact yet still dramatically increase my flexibility and core strength, well I knew I had a workout that's never been done before. So, when Arthur.you gotta remember Arthur Borman, the disabled veteran, the guy with over 8 million views on his video and counting, you gotta remember that was 6 years ago. DDP Yoga is not about look at my abs. DDP Yoga is about look at my life. Look how I own my life now a la Jake Roberts, a la Scott Hall, a la Chris Jericho, who's back was blown out, they said he was done. That was two years ago. He saw the original Arthur Bohrman vdeo. He was so inspired. A guy like me, who wouldn't be caught dead doing yoga, add that to a wrestler doing another wrestler's workout. That's unheard of. It's never been done before. It took someone like Chris Jericho's class and stature to say "this works you need to do it." Before I knew it, I was sending DDP Yoga to Kane, Santino, The Miz, Zack Ryder and the list kept going on and on. It was all Chris Jericho. Ryback, before he was coming back, all his core strength and flexibility was gone.The young "Feed Me More" cat who's eating it up, he came back and gave DDP Yoga huge props. It's all because of Chris Jericho."