Strength Training Gyms Bangor ME

Local resource for strength training gyms in Bangor. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to strength training machines, strength training workouts, strength training guides, and strength training plans, as well as advice and content on aerobic training and weightlifting.

Cross Fit Bangor
(207) 217-6565
12 South St # 3
Bangor, ME
 
Snap Fitness
(207) 989-7070
242 State Street
Brewer, ME
 
Lupo's Gym
(207) 269-2720
1178 Stage Road
Etna, ME
 
Isaac Farrar Mansion YWCA
(207) 941-2808
17 2nd St
Bangor, ME
 
Camp Jordan Bangor YMCA
(207) 941-2815
127 Hammond St
Bangor, ME
 
Planet Fitness
(207) 262-5800
635 Broadway
Bangor, ME
 
Snap Fitness Brewer
(207) 989-7070
242 State Street
Brewer, ME
 
Bangor Athletic Club
(207) 947-2582
185 Harlow St # 10
Bangor, ME
 
Golds Gym Holiday Health
(207) 947-0763
424 Odlin Rd
Bangor, ME
 
Curves For Women
(207) 947-0000
1179 Hammond St
Bangor, ME
 

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The old fashion bench press and bicep curl are great for those that love the classics but there are a dozen new ways to get some resistance training. Go to your local gym and engage in a functional training class where they employ resistance bands. There are resistance band workouts you can do at home with the aid of a DVD or personal trainer. One of my personal favorites is the use of Kettlebells which can be found on a website called dragondoor.com.

Kettlebells take up very little space and can be used to do dozens of different workout that will tax your aerobic capacity and offer resistance training at the same time. Don’t get stuck in the old fashion “3 sets of 10 reps” rut. Try some of the classic lifts with barbells or dumbbells but do it as part of a circuit training routine. Do this with friends to make it challenging or competitive. 

Bottom line is that this type of training is very enjoyable and extremely beneficial so if you hold some limiting beliefs then do some open minded exploration on the topic and find an alternative you find engaging. 

One of my personal favorites is a circuit that employs 30 seconds of exercise followed by a 15 second rest as you move to the next station. Don’t count reps, just go for 30 seconds. Mix the stations up such as: abdominal crunches, bicep curl, punching against band resistance, box jumps, another ab station, push ups, ham curls, ...

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