Strength Training Gyms South Portland ME

Local resource for strength training gyms in South Portland. 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.

Work Out Loud
(207) 879-4595
388 Ludlow Street
Portland, ME
 
Snap Fitness
(207) 799-0864
747 Broadway
South Portland, ME
 
Maine Rock Gym
(207) 780-6370
127 Marginal Way
Portland, ME
 
Health Coaches Inc
(207) 774-4333
17 Free Street
Portland, ME
 
Saveenergymaine Llc
(207) 879-1594
166 Beacon Street
Portland, ME
 
CrossFit Casco Bay
(207) 761-0003
139 Kennebec Street
Portland, ME
 
Planet Fitness
(207) 879-2200
145 Marginal Way
Portland, ME
 
Bay Club Fitness
(207) 772-5444
1 City Ctr # 3
Portland, ME
 
Anytime Fitness
(207) 772-8630
1364 Congress Street
Portland, ME
 
Anytime Fitness
(207) 878-2008
91 Auburn Street
Portland, 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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