Strength Training Gyms Hickory NC

Local resource for strength training gyms in Hickory. 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 Hickory
2014 North Center Street
Hickory, NC
Fitness Temple
(828) 267-7599
1269 16th St NE # B
Hickory, NC
Patty's Fitness Center
(828) 464-5754
1901 Northwest Boulevard
Newton, NC
Renaissance Falls
(828) 396-8023
100 Renaissance Ln
Granite Falls, NC
(704) 748-9311
1402 East Gaston Street
Lincolnton, NC
Snap Fitness
(828) 256-1099
950 2nd St NE
Hickory, NC
Twenty Four Seven Fitness
(828) 294-0128
3070 North Carolina 127
Hickory, NC
Alan's Gym
(828) 358-2592
28 North College Avenue
Newton, NC
Rock Fitness
(704) 735-6700
3095 E Highway 27
Lincolnton, NC
ZX Fitness
(704) 732-6115
2620 East Main Street
Lincolnton, NC

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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

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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