Strength Training Gyms Cedar Falls IA

Local resource for strength training gyms in Cedar Falls. 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.

Anytime Fitness
(319) 268-2348
2512 White Tail Dr
Cedar Falls, IA
 
Snap Fitness
(319) 277-5000
1820 Main St.
Cedar Falls, IA
 
Anytime Fitness
(319) 232-4200
1245 Flammang Ave
Waterloo, IA
 
Anytime Fitness
(319) 483-9000
1261 4th St. SW
Waverly, IA
 
Joe's Gym
(319) 342-5637
413 Main Street
La Porte City, IA
 
World Wide Fitness
(319) 277-4200
5911 University Ave # 200
Cedar Falls, IA
 
Snap Fitness
(319) 287-9000
3556 Kimball Ave.
Waterloo, IA
 
United Sport & Athlete
(319) 234-1935
1045 Southtown Drive
Waterloo, IA
 
Gym 24 Inc
(319) 483-1900
123 West Bremer Avenue
Waverly, IA
 
Jazzercise Cedar Falls Fitness Center
(319) 984-5115
4807 University Ave.
Cedar Falls, IA
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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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