Strength Training Gyms Cedar Rapids IA

Local resource for strength training gyms in Cedar Rapids. 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.

Cedar Rapids Black Belt Acdmy
(319) 651-1255
711 2nd Avenue Southeast
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Gold Pointe Fitness Club
(319) 377-0504
80 Twixt Town Road Northeast
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Anytime Fitness
(319) 396-2447
3135 Wiley Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Midwest Athletic Club
(319) 390-7777
1220 Jacolyn Dr SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
MAX10 Bodyshaping
(319) 558-6810
850 Twixt Town Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Kosama Complete Body Transformation
(319) 423-1143
7085 C Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Farrell's Extreme Body Shaping
(319) 841-2233
5761 C St SW # C
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
ActivEdge Fitness Club
(319) 654-0123
2120 Edgewood Road SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Fitergy Weight Loss Program
(800) 654-3175
1141 16th Avenue Southwest
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Cross Fit 319
(319) 298-1234
215 3rd Ave SW # 1
Cedar Rapids, 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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