How to Build Your Own Outdoor Exercise Stations

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Building your own outdoor exercise stations can be easy and affordable. For less than $30, you can build three versatile stations where you can perform multiple exercises and get both the strength and cardiovascular benefits of working out. Before you begin building your stations, make sure the ground is level where you will be working. While you can make exercise stations out of a wide array of materials that span, cinder blocks are versatile and can be used for a variety of exercises.

Things You'll Need

  • 14 Cinder blocks
  • Place two cinder blocks shoulder-distance apart on the ground. The flat 8-inch side of each block should be facing up and the 6-inch open sides should be facing each other. Train your stabilizer muscles by placing one hand on each block, or make your pushups more challenging by placing one foot on each block.

  • Position four blocks on the ground so that the flat 8-inch side of each is facing up. The blocks should be tightly pushed together to form a 16x32-inch rectangle that is 6 inches high. Double the height by evenly stacking four more blocks on top of your rectangle. Use your platform to do step-ups, alternating your lead foot. You can also sit on the edge of your platform to do triceps dips.

  • Create your third exercise station by placing four blocks on the ground so that the flat 8-inch side of each block is facing up and the blocks are tightly pushed together to form another 16x32-inch. Straddle your 16-inch-wide platform, standing with a foot on each side. Use this exercise station to perform straddle jumps.

Tips & Warnings

  • The texture of concrete blocks is rough. To protect your hands, wear weight-lifting gloves when working out on your new concrete block stations.

References

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