The cinder block workout will guarantee you bowling pin forearms, cannonball delts, wash-board abs, barn-door lats, python arms and pack thick slabs of beef on your scrawny, pathetic hard-gainer body! Now, for the first time ever, learn the hidden secrets of the cinder block workout used by massive Bulgarian construction workers who literally lift tons of cinder blocks day after day for years without ever going to a gym or working out at home. The cinder block workout will show you how to get the best results ever – without using any fancy equipment, critical thinking or intelligence.
How’s that for hype? (Don’t laugh too hard, people fall for it every day.)
The truth that many fitness marketers don’t want people to know or understand is building muscle is very easy. It’s dead simple, in fact. All you have to do is lift what – for you – is a heavy weight. And it doesn’t matter if the weight is a gold-plated barbell set costing a hundred grand or if it’s cinder blocks used in a cinder block workout.
More About the Cinder Block Workout
I’ve been in the strength training world a long time I am sincere when I tell you I could write The Cinder Block Workout this weekend and make tens of thousands of dollars off it very quickly. Ultimately it could make me six figures before the fad aspect ran out and people realized it was just more of the same old same old. All I would need to do is build a program of common presses, curls, plyometrics, lunges, stretches, and other moves around holding one or more cinder blocks either in your hands or fastened to straps or chains. Piece of cake.
As goofy as the Cinder Block Workout sounds, it would actually work for a lot of people, particularly early in their training. Take a guy off the sofa who hasn’t lifted anything in years and he will make early progress on almost any dumb workout. And if I also had a good way of capturing testimonials from those same people I could have a page of comments saying the Cinder Block Workout worked for them and maybe I could throw up a few before and after photos for the benefit of people who still believe those have any credibility.
The Problem With All Goofy Workouts
So if virtually every muscle-building workout will build some muscle, what difference does it make which one you do?
Well, let me ask you this: Is anything else about training important to you? Such as,
– avoiding injuries?
– getting gains month after month for years?
– having clear, meaningful metrics of your performance?
– doing shorter workouts rather than longer workouts for the same gains?
– doing fewer workouts rather than more workouts for the same gains?
Those are important criteria for most people and the Cinder Block Workout is going to fall apart on every one of them. So are all the other goofy workouts that people promote on TV and online.
Help Us Raise the Bar on Strength Training
The criteria I mention above are what moves strength training in the direction of science instead of into the gutter of marketing opportunism. I intend to address this issue more over the coming weeks because millions of people will benefit if we raise the bar on the expectations of fitness consumers to the point where they are aware of the important criteria that lay beyond the hype.
Here are two things you can do to help:
1. If you care about building muscle consistently, safely and with shorter and fewer workouts that deliver real metrics, try Static Contraction and tell us your story.
2. If you’ve already done point #1 then please spread the word by sharing this post or some of the others on this blog via Facebook, Twitter or e-mail – or all three. Thanks.