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Review: DDP Yoga Bonus! & Extreme 3.0 DVDs

Recently, two new DDP Yoga DVD sets were released: DDPY Bonus! and Extreme 3.0. A significant amount of people still prefer physical media over digital, so Dallas decided to give them some new content to enjoy. Collectively, these new DVD sets contain five DVDs and 23 new workouts—15 on DDPY Bonus! and 8 on Extreme 3.0. All of these workouts first appeared on the DDP Yoga Now app and are still available. They originally debuted on the DDP Yoga Now app as live workouts, but they have since been renamed—on the DVDs and the app—with fun, descriptive titles. Think of these DVD sets as a greatest hits collection of the best and most challenging live workouts from the DDP Yoga Now app, specifically targeted toward those who prefer the DVDs over the app or for DDPY fans who simply want to have a hard copy of some of their favorite live workouts. Below is my take on each DVD set, as well as names and descriptions for every workout you’ll find on DDPY Bonus! and Extreme 3.0.

MY TAKE

I love the DDPY Bonus! DVD set! It has 15 of the best and most challenging live workouts from the DDP Yoga Now app, including a great representation of instructors and styles. Dallas teaches several of the workouts, but you also get Yoga-Doc, Christina, Jim Mabes, Garett, and more as instructors. This DVD set is predominantly comprised of beginner and intermediate workouts, with a couple advanced ones thrown in for good measure. My favorites include “Super Body Flow,” which is an intense but short workout with Dallas and “Total Body In 30,” which is a nice, compact workout with Yoga-Doc. DDPY Bonus! is great if you’re looking for a variety of workouts that are less than an hour long. The majority of the workouts are easily accessible, and I enjoy that this DVD set features several instructors and their unique teaching styles.

THE WORKOUTS

Salute the Road Warrior 

Great for those transitioning from Stand Strong to Energy, DDP takes you through several salutations as the flow then into Road Warriors.

A Bit of Everything 

Some push ups, plenty of DR (Including Rows, Curls, and Flies), Haydn is in the background using a chair to show modification.

Gator Country 

A full intermediate workout based around Alligator and variations, no Push Ups

Chillin Light 

A short but kick-ass Chill flow with Jim Mabes. Open up the lower back, shoulders and hamstrings in this one.

Low Blow, Easy Flow 

A great beginner workout based around the opening sequence to most DDPY workouts. Focusing on Catcher, Plank, Push ups and Broken Table. No Lunges.

Alligator Planks 

Some more fun around Alligator and its challenging variations. Closing out with a one minute plank.

Super Body Flow 

A straight forward flow to work the whole body in a short amount of time.

Get Strong with G-Money 

A strength building workout featuring Road Warriors, Broken Table, Broken Airplane, Side Planks, and Core.

Gator Sphinx Mania 

Part 2 of this series. Adding in some Gator variations to build strength, like Sphinx Push Ups and Gator Crunches.

Total Body in 30 

A spinal realignment from the Iron Yoga Doc himself. 30 minutes to stretch out the tension in your shoulders and upper back.

Y.D. Gets Weird 

A workout based around the Road Warriors, some interesting transitions make for a new flow. Ending with deep hip and hamstring work.

Core Cracker 

Christina takes you through a challenging workout that will have your core shaking by the end.

Lunge, Kick n Burn 

Knee Droppers, Deep Twisting Lunge, Round House Kick, DR Chin Ups and Wrap 7 Burn make an appearance in this advanced workout.

Slow Burn & Exploding 

Great opening sequence using a series of lowering-only push ups to get your chest and core pumped. A unique exploding lunge sequence to challenge your balance.

Shoulder Burn 

A fantastic short but challenging workout based around shoulder strength.

MY TAKE

The Extreme 3.0 DVD set is definitely for those who’ve mastered beginner and intermediate workouts. As with the DDPY Bonus! DVD set, Extreme 3.0 features live workouts from the DDP Yoga Now app that have been renamed. Here you’ll find eight of the most challenging live workouts, and they are tough! Unlike the DDPY Bonus! DVD set, these workouts are typically an hour or more. If you’re looking to get in a quick, relatively easy DDPY workout, this is not the DVD set for you. But if you’re looking to up your game and take things to the next level, Extreme 3.0 has a variety of ways for you to do just that. From the “100 Push Up Challenge” with DDP to “Kickin’ Old School” with Yoga-Doc, there are myriad ways of getting into your fat-burning zone or your red zone with Extreme 3.0. If I had to pick two favorites, I’d go with “Living In The Red Zone” with Dallas and “Double Black & Diamond Cutter Hybrid” with Christina. Both of these workouts will get your heart rate jacked to ensure that you burn hundreds of calories and feel amazing by the end. While I prefer DDPY Bonus! because it’s more my speed, Extreme 3.0 is an excellent compilation of some of the most challenging and energizing workouts from the DDP Yoga Now app and a worthy addition to your DDPY collection.

THE WORKOUTS

Double Black & Diamond Cutter Hybrid 

An advanced workout from Christina. Similar to Diamond Cutter and Double Black Diamond. Expect some deep lung phases, Banana Splits, Can Opener closing out with Christina’s Core routine. 62 min

The Black Crow Workout 

Three long Black Crows, Side Planks and Exploding Push Ups that will have your Chest, Arms and Shoulders on FIRE.

Terrible 10s 

Terrible 10s…need we say more!

Kickin’ Old School 

Yoga Doc takes you through some old school power DDPY. Broken Table, Broken Airplanes, Black Crow and Side Planks all make an appearance.

Sweatin’ Swearin Shoulder and Legs Flailin’ 

A Sweatin and Swearin class with Christina. Works those shoulders and legs hard. Enjoy a balance challenge and Round House Kicks and open the hips with a deep Can Opener. 

100 Push Up Challenge 

Hit that 100 Push Up target through this 45 minute killer workout.

Living in the Red Zone 

An EXTREME workout that will challenge every part of your body. Be ready to KICK YOUR OWN ASS with this one.

Harrier Jet 

At no point does your chest hit the mat in this extreme workout. Lots of Push Ups along with Wrap & Burn and Can Opener.

 

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