“I was constantly trying to find ways to turn back the hands of time.”Diamond Dallas Page started his pro-wrestling career well after his 35th birthday.“You can’t even imagine what it was like starting a professional wrestling career at35,” explains Page. “I was one of the first guys to start icing my body after matches!I would be icing my back and icing my knees and shoulders with an ice pack. Everyonelaughed at me! People thought I was being a p*$$y, they’d say “What the F*$# areyou doing?!” I would get deep muscle massage, chiropractic care, you name it!”Page says that in the “macho world of pro-wrestling” you simply didn’t worry aboutwhat was going on with your body. The wrestler knows the risks, and most of themsimply accepted their fate. Not DDP.“I made it a ritual getting work done. I would get worked on weekly… just trying toheal my broken body.”Even though DPP’s career started at 35, it wasn’t until he was about 40 years oldbefore the organization began to really use DDP to entertain the crowds. “It was reallyKevin Nash, Scott Hall and Hulk Hogan that started wanting to do stuff with me. They’d say, “This guy is MONEY… why aren’t we using him?” It was then at 40 yearsold when my career really took off.”At 42 years old, Page was ranked the #4 pro-wrestler in the world (source: Pro-Wrestling Illustrated). In his 40’s he really began to clean up his lifestyle, againtrying to hold back time. “I began to drink a lot of organic juices, and I cut outall the fast food s#!t!,” says Page, “then after signing a 3 year multi-milliondollar deal, I ruptured my L4 and L5.” Three different doctors told DDP that his wrestling career was over. “At thattime, I started spending a lot of time at home… and I was NEVER at home. Sincethere was no more “road” for me, I began to look into options. I tried appliedkinesiology, really deep muscle tissue work… I tried it all. Then it was broughtto my attention that I should try yoga. Yoga has never been thought of as a “manly” exercise, so why would someonesuggest it to a hardened professional athlete? “For the first 42 years of my lifeI was a guy who wouldn’t be caught dead doing yoga! But, I was desperate. Iwas doing my rehab but it wasn’t seeing the results. I was willing to tryanything to get rid of the pain and get back in the ring.” So, Dallas decided togive yoga a shot.“Once I started doing yoga, I noticed I was getting a little more flexible… therewas a little more movement.” This inspired DDP to take his quest for wellnessa step further. He began to notice that the yoga was helping his mobility, but itwasn’t helping him get his strength back. “I began to mix the yoga positionswith a lot of my rehab movements and slow burn old school calisthenics. Now,I was getting an upper body workout as well!”Because of the pain, Dallas had to start push ups on his knees. “Soon 3- secondpushups became 5-second pushups. Then, 10-second pushups… became sets of10-second pushups! On top of getting back the flexibility, now I am getting mystrength back and strengthening my core! I began to then incorporate some fasttwitch exercises. I started throwing punches and exploding knees, and verybasic MMA exercises. I finally got to the point where I could do cardio.”Realizing the break-though he had stumbled upon, DDP began focusing on hisown brand of yoga. Dubbed “DDPYoga,” one thing became apparent quickly…this AIN'T your mama’s yoga! With so many facets of explosive movements, tra-ditional yoga positions and strength-building techniques incorporated… DDPhas developed a style of yoga that now appeals to people who like Him…wouldn’t be caught DEAD doing yoga… Hardcore athletes. Not only is this stylemore appealing, it ACTUALLY WORKS!Proof? Page says that HE is in fact walking proof that DDPYoga works! At 42,three different doctors told him his career was over. At age 43, Diamond DallasPage was the Heavy Weight Champion of the World.