Workout Wednesday: 15 Minute Legs

By Dona Welch / March 3, 2015

First of all, thanks for watching. If you look closely at the grainy footage, I think you might be able to spot Bigfoot in the background. As I mentioned, there are a variety of exercises you can do with cinderblocks. In addition to bodyweight tricep extensions, I’d like to share with you my thoughts on using cinderblocks for pushups.

Doing pushups this way will greater simulate the feel you’d get performing a barbell or dumbbell bench press. You’ll be traveling farther on each rep in both the eccentric and concentric movements, thus increasing the degree of difficulty. When training for power and absolute strength rather than muscular endurance, you’ll need to add resistance to lower your rep count

When I was in my early twenties I’d hit the gym five or six days a week, spending upwards of two hours exercising one muscle, two max. I’d do a ridiculous number of sets, modeling my workouts after the bodybuilding magazines I was reading, but I was missing one important ingredient—steroids! But that was okay, because at twenty-one my recovery was phenomenal, and I could pretty much do anything and get stronger.