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So im sure some of you have heard of this, most likely because of the video that went viral, if not heres the video [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX9FSZJu448[/media]

So after watching that video i was intrigued, ive always wanted to try yoga but i guess i have to much of an ego to go to a class or anything like that, and i was a huge wrestling fan when i was younger, so the fact that Diamond Dallas Page came out with his own style of yoga, i figured id give it a go. In case you havent heard of it, its called YRG, Yoga for Regular Guys, he changes some of the names to make it less "girly" and uses a very interesting concept of muscle resistance.

I just finished my first clip, it was roughly 30mins long and i must say, i feel great. I was in the Marines for 5 years but im not a big guy nor am i cut, im 5'9 @160 right now with a little beer gut, so im really interested in what this can do for somebody with my build.

Im interested in some of your thoughts, reviews if you have tried it or anything....




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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I already do Yoga on a regular basis, but I will definitely look into this to see how it compares to my normal regiment.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]One of the biggest changes for me when doing Yoga was my joints would snap & pop whenever I would roll my wrist or ankle, bend my knee or elbow or roll my shoulders or neck. After about three months of doing yoga once a week, the snapping and popping in my joints ceased.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Like most guys, I thought Yoga was kind of "girly" but once you get past the idea of something like Yoga being "gender biased" -- it's actually quite fun to see how far you can push yourself.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Thanks for this information. Once I get my hands on it, I'll see how it compares and let you know. ;)[/i][/font]
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[quote name='CalvinSmoke' timestamp='1358209330' post='1312354']
Shoot... I'm just glad to see DDP doing his thing
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]BANG!!![/i][/font]
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Well I'm a fitness gal, but I'll join in the conversation! :) I love Yoga. I haven't done it in awhile, but I did it while I was pregnant with both of my boys, and I plan on doing it with this baby too. I am actually doing Pilates right now though. I have finally found a really great gym in the area (was searching for a good fit since we moved here). They have all sorts of classes, so I am looking forward to getting more involved with Yoga coming up. The benefits are very real, as that video shows, and it's just fun! :)
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Yoga might be 'girly' but it is one of the hardest workouts I've ever done. It really works the core which people tend to neglect. It's also great for balance and flexibility and I highly recommend it.
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[quote name='Moderator 6' timestamp='1358213046' post='1312409']
Yoga might be 'girly' but it is one of the hardest workouts I've ever done. It really works the core which people tend to neglect. It's also great for balance and flexibility and I highly recommend it.
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]The first few weeks I did Yoga, I was laughing cause my entire body was pouring sweat... and I was just like, "What the...? I'm not even doing anything."[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I love Yoga. I will probably do it every week for the rest of my life.[/i][/font]
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[quote name='Ragin'Raven' timestamp='1358211276' post='1312387']
Well I'm a fitness gal, but I'll join in the conversation! :) I love Yoga. I haven't done it in awhile, but I did it while I was pregnant with both of my boys, and I plan on doing it with this baby too. I am actually doing Pilates right now though. I have finally found a really great gym in the area (was searching for a good fit since we moved here). They have all sorts of classes, so I am looking forward to getting more involved with Yoga coming up. The benefits are very real, as that video shows, and it's just fun! :)
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Well come on in too! how often did you used to do it....

[quote name='CosmicRedPanda' timestamp='1358214264' post='1312434']
[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]The first few weeks I did Yoga, I was laughing cause my entire body was pouring sweat... and I was just like, "What the...? I'm not even doing anything."[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I love Yoga. I will probably do it every week for the rest of my life.[/i][/font]
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Yea the 30mins i did earlier i felt it big time. Im just worried that im not doing some of the positions correctly. The ddp yoga workout guide is 5days a week, i dont know if thats a lot for yoga or not.
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[quote name='usmccharles' timestamp='1358216326' post='1312456']
Yea the 30mins i did earlier i felt it big time. Im just worried that im not doing some of the positions correctly. The ddp yoga workout guide is 5days a week, i dont know if thats a lot for yoga or not.
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Not sure if you've ever tried, but one of the things I do before trying any workout is watching how it is done before I do it. Sometimes, that means sitting down and watching the entire video and making mental notes as I go. Yoga is one of those things it is very easy to do the incorrect way. Sure, you'll get some benefits from it but not the full benefits.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]My biggest problem, and I still catch myself doing it, is controlling my breath. I always catch myself inhaling when I should be exhaling, vice versa or just simply breathing normally.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i][i]I was browsing the site earlier, may just go ahead and order the Max Pack; that'll be my birthday present. ;)[/i][/i][/font]
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[quote name='usmccharles' timestamp='1358216326' post='1312456']
Well come on in too! how often did you used to do it....




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I did yoga twice a week; a Tuesday/Thursday class. Like I said, I enjoyed it very much. My husband has done it before, but he's a jogger, and he's much more into those types of exercises.
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If you are worried about your ego, try Bikram. It will kick your butt. My class is usually about 50/50 men and women. I practice a couple different styles and it is one of my top favorites.

ETA: Sorry I'm not a guy and I answered this, but you got my attention with the yoga part. I'm preparing to go to teacher training soon.
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[quote name='Salt' timestamp='1358259902' post='1312818']
If you are worried about your ego, try Bikram. It will kick your butt. My class is usually about 50/50 men and women. I practice a couple different styles and it is one of my top favorites.

ETA: Sorry I'm not a guy and I answered this, but you got my attention with the yoga part. I'm preparing to go to teacher training soon.
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Ill look that up for sure! and dont apoligize, when i said guys i wasnt being gender specific really, just meant guys as everyone.....
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Yoga is the devil's workout! But it did make me more limber.

I don't know how people do it on the regular.
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I may try this out. I liked doing Yoga anyway and if this can help me drop a few pounds, it's already worth it.
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[quote name='Moderator 2' timestamp='1358273490' post='1313059']
I never thought I could do it because of my knees-- this looks intriguing
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When i was in the Marines i tore my meniscus and had surgery. I still cant run or do anything with it, so this will be interesting.
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I need 2 replacements-- but since I can't do leg presses and the like I want to strengthen the quads and such so rehab is easier. I swim but its not the right muscles to stabilize the knee.
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[quote name='usmccharles' timestamp='1358205507' post='1312310']
So im sure some of you have heard of this, most likely because of the video that went viral, if not heres the video [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX9FSZJu448[/media]

So after watching that video i was intrigued, ive always wanted to try yoga but i guess i have to much of an ego to go to a class or anything like that, and i was a huge wrestling fan when i was younger, so the fact that Diamond Dallas Page came out with his own style of yoga, i figured id give it a go. In case you havent heard of it, its called YRG, Yoga for Regular Guys, he changes some of the names to make it less "girly" and uses a very interesting concept of muscle resistance.

I just finished my first clip, it was roughly 30mins long and i must say, i feel great. I was in the Marines for 5 years but im not a big guy nor am i cut, im 5'9 @160 right now with a little beer gut, so im really interested in what this can do for somebody with my build.

Im interested in some of your thoughts, reviews if you have tried it or anything....




Charles
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Fascinating to see what this particular wrsetler incorporates into his routine. And I now know what the [i]usmc [/i] :iwojima: in your name stands for!
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I've never tried this variety but I really enjoy yoga in general. It's quite a workout and really helps me relax and focus. It's also great for posture and flexibility.

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Yoga is pretty standard for athletes now. I know someone who works with NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB players, teaching them athletically-minded yoga techniques.
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[quote name='Ragin'Raven' timestamp='1358287358' post='1313421']
Has anyone ever done a spinning class? That is a workout! :)
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I used to spin regularly at my old gym, but then none of the classes matched up with times I could actually go. Sad. I liked it!
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Anybody who doesn't give this a try is a fool. I am someone who works out every night and when I saw not only the video posted by the OP but also what DDP Yoga did for Jake Roberts(legendary wrestler), I was absolutely sold on DDP Yoga. I pulled up the website and while I don't have the money to pay for DVDs, I did watch some of the video clips and started implementing those Yoga workouts from DDP Yoga into my workout.

Forget Biggest Loser, and move over Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels, Diamond Dallas Page is reinventing weight loss and should have his own TV show similar to the Biggest Loser.
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]After sampling a pirated copy online for a month, I decided this program is well worth the money. I put my order in for the MAX Pack (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced & Extreme). They threw in quite a few free MP3 audio downloads as well. Even ordered a t-shirt.[/i][/font]
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[quote name='CosmicRedPanda' timestamp='1363101234' post='1388730']
[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]After sampling a pirated copy online for a month, I decided this program is well worth the money. I put my order in for the MAX Pack (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced & Extreme). They threw in quite a few free MP3 audio downloads as well. Even ordered a t-shirt.[/i][/font]
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Oh Nice. I hope you enjoy it, this seems to be the one workout program that really is a weight loss program. You see all these other exercise programs out there and yet most probably don't work, yet DDP Yoga seems to be legit. I feel DDP did more for the veteran than Bob Harper and Jillian ever did for someone on The Biggest Loser.
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[quote name='JO_75' timestamp='1363155104' post='1392047']
Oh Nice. I hope you enjoy it, this seems to be the one workout program that really is a weight loss program. You see all these other exercise programs out there and yet most probably don't work, yet DDP Yoga seems to be legit. I feel DDP did more for the veteran than Bob Harper and Jillian ever did for someone on The Biggest Loser.
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I've got plenty of muscle, but with that increased muscle mass I've lost flexibility. In just the month that I was using it, I've noticed my wrists, ankles, elbows and knees aren't popping as much.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I may just ditch my entire former workout regiment, as this program seems to target every thing.[/i][/font]
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[quote name='Ragin'Raven' timestamp='1358287358' post='1313421']
Has anyone ever done a spinning class? That is a workout! :)
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I love spinning! It is a great winter workout in Vermont. Give it a try!
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[quote name='CosmicRedPanda' timestamp='1363175095' post='1392241']
[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I've got plenty of muscle, but with that increased muscle mass I've lost flexibility. In just the month that I was using it, I've noticed my wrists, ankles, elbows and knees aren't popping as much.[/i][/font]

[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]I may just ditch my entire former workout regiment, as this program seems to target every thing.[/i][/font]
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Nice. My favorite exercise though is the slow burn push ups. There are pushups than there are DDP Yoga Push ups. Holy crap, you really feel your core after doing those. I do 5 of those in sets of 3 and it feels like I did 100 push ups not 15 lol.
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[quote name='JO_75' timestamp='1363411994' post='1400080']
Nice. My favorite exercise though is the slow burn push ups. There are pushups than there are DDP Yoga Push ups. Holy crap, you really feel your core after doing those. I do 5 of those in sets of 3 and it feels like I did 100 push ups not 15 lol.
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Outside of work and home life, not much else going on, but I have managed to keep up with the DDP Yoga. Totally agree on the push-ups. You counting 3s or 10s? Right now, my max is 15 reps @ 3 seconds... 8 @ 10 seconds.
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