Cinder Blocks Are Great For Conditioning!

Most of my training is unplanned.

I used to plan my training, but it became tough with a busy work schedule with long hours.

Then I was forced to make training part of my day when ever I could, where ever I’m at.

So during the day, on lunch, I look for things to do that would be effective and fun.

For some reason I have no problem finding cinder blocks, rocks or parks on my rounds.

Cinder blocks give just enough weight for an effective workout.

Cinder blocks are also good for weighted Isometrics.

People underestimate what can be done without going to the gym.

Cinder blocks are very useful.

Try a Isometric Horse Stance holding two cinder blocks with your arms locked at a 90° angle.

Try a few weighted Superman Pushups with a cinder block on your back.

You can also do steps holding a cinder block, unlimited uses.

Johnny Grube


  1. Marovsky says

    Pretty much anything found in nature can be used as an effective tool for strength and conditioning.

    Great article.

  2. I’m always finding a way to throw in some burpees while in the dairy cooler or pushups . Always making sure I get in workouts whenever I can

  3. Mini workouts throughout the day are just as effective as one long workout, and yes, there are opportunities everywhere to get in a good short, intense workout, that is rewarding and also fun. If you have a job that requires sitting all day, it is essential that you get up at every opportunity and do something such as pushups, walk in place, squats, or crunches.

  4. @Bob

    You’re absolutely right Bob

  5. Have you tried kegs? Those aren’t around as much unless you work at or distribute at any alcohol retail place. When People return kegs at my work, most of the time they are still half full. Embarrassing enough some college students today can’t finish a keg. But anyways I usually get them and do over head presses, deadlifts or even do lateral raises. They work great.

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