Gym Maintenance & Weightlifting Tips

EP.108 | How to Unload Your Bar Safely

EP.108 | How to Unload Your Bar Safely
Hopefully you've never been the source or victim in the following scenario... Scenario -You grab a barbell and set it up for squats -Bar is fully l...

EP.107 | Unpredictable Bumper Plate Drops

EP.107 | Unpredictable Bumper Plate Drops
Beware of dropping 10 & 15 lb. Hi-Temp and other bumper plates from overhead or the shoulder. Due to the unpredictable nature of these bumper ...

EP.106 | The Makeshift Deadlift Jack

EP.106 | The Makeshift Deadlift Jack
The Makeshift Deadlift Jack. Ever found yourself loading/unloading a bar, only to constantly struggle with the plates getting caught on the ground?...

EP.105 | Why Durability Matters

EP.105 | Why Durability Matters
Durability with what?  Your trusty brush that you use to clean your bars of course!  Not all brushes are equal.  Some are flimsy, some are cheap, a...

EP.104 | How To Clean Your Barbell

EP.104 | How To Clean Your Barbell
Although it may not be glamorous work, it's necessary.  Mandatory, not optional.  That is, if you want your bars to make it past year three.  Maint...

EP.103 | The Barbell Bend Test

EP.103 | The Barbell Bend Test
Have a bent barbell in the lineup?  Maybe you have one or maybe you have a couple that are in question.  This week Blaine demonstrates a simple, fo...

EP.102 | How OFTEN to Maintain Your Barbells

EP.102 | How OFTEN to Maintain Your Barbells
We're going to continue hammering this home with the spring and summer coming up! When it comes to barbell service frequency there are various fac...

EP.101 | BEFORE Putting the Bar Away!

EP.101 | BEFORE Putting the Bar Away!
The process of putting a bar away should be simple right? Well, it should be.  Unfortunately, in the world of functional fitness, commercial and ot...

EP.100 | BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE...

EP.100 | BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE...
IF YOU NEGLECT YOUR BARS...  SPRING IS UPON US... Time to get to work on your beloved bars!  Is barbell cleaning and maintenance a part of your no...

EP.99 | Why to Keep the Chalk Out of the Sleeves!!

EP.99 | Why to Keep the Chalk Out of the Sleeves!!
Are your barbells stored vertically or horizontally?  Nine-bar holder or gun rack?  Do you leave them on the ground or in the rack?  Is there a "ri...

EP.98 | How to Make Your Bar Spin Revisited

EP.98 | How to Make Your Bar Spin Revisited
We know you have some bars out there in your gym that don't spin very well!  Come on, admit it.  Well, do you do any maintenance to help ensure a s...

EP.97 | 5 Uses: Bar Shield Maintenance Kit

EP.97 | 5 Uses: Bar Shield Maintenance Kit
After seeing barbell after barbell being mistreated (empty drops, chalk, rust, locked up sleeves, etc.), we decided to put together a kit that woul...