Ahmetspahic is a 16-year-old Bosnian taekwondo artist. Over the weekend he broke a world record by destroying 111 concrete slabs with only his head. The crazy thing is that he needed just 35 seconds to do it. The previous record was 65 blocks, set by Oliver Gimsehl in 2016, but that took him a full minute.

The striking surface is usually a hand or a foot, but may also be a fingertip, toe, head, elbow, knuckle, or knee. The most common object is a piece of wood or brick, though it is also common to break cinder blocks, glass, or even a piece of metal such as steel bars.

Is it hard to break cinder blocks?

Breaking an actual thick block would be much, much harder and is rarely, if ever, done. Add even a tiny amount of steel rebar reinforcing to the block and it will be utterly impossible to break by hand. Something similar is done with board breaking.

Can you break cinder blocks?

Fortunately, there are multiple ways you can do this. The most efficient way is to use a circular saw to slice through the tough cinder block. If you’re less concerned with making a clean, accurate cut, you could also try splitting the block with a hammer and chisel.

How much force does it take to break a cinder block?

Crunching some quick numbers, I compute that it would, on average, take about 125-175 lbs of static force to break one of these blocks in this manner.

Can you actually break a cinder block?

How do you separate cinder blocks?

Draw a guiding line on the part of the cinder block you wish to split using chalk and a ruler. Find the length of the block using a measuring tape and divide it by 2 if you wish to split the block in half.

Can a human break a cinder block?

Punch a brick with your bare hand, and if you are untutored in the martial arts, you may break a finger. Punch it with the proper force, momentum, and positioning, and you’ll break the brick instead. “Amazingly, there are no tricks involved,” says Michael Feld, a physicist at MIT.