Gym Maintenance & Weightlifting Tips

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...

EP.95 | What Brush is SAFE to Use on Barbells?

EP.95 | What Brush is SAFE to Use on Barbells?
One of the most common questions we receive: What type of brush should I use on my bars?   Although we have covered a similar topic in a past episo...

EP.94 | DISCIPLINED GYM MAINTENANCE

EP.94 | DISCIPLINED GYM MAINTENANCE
Blaine joins us this week on Episode 94 to talk about being disciplined with your bar as well as gym maintenance.  Blaine actively manages Mad Appl...

EP.93 | Inspect Your Bumper Plates Regularly!!

EP.93 | Inspect Your Bumper Plates Regularly!!
Do you inspect your bumper plates/discs on a regular basis? Most of us probably don't pay much attention right? That is, until something breaks...

EP.92 | 3 More Ways to NOT Drop a Bar

EP.92 | 3 More Ways to NOT Drop a Bar
Oh wait, there's more! As noted previously in Bar Tip Tuesday Episode #78, there are specific instances in which you should NOT drop a barbell.   ...

EP.90 | SALT: A Bar Finish Killer

EP.90 | SALT: A Bar Finish Killer
This week's #bartiptuesday features a bar finish KILLER... SALT!  Salt in the air and salt from your sweat can wreck havoc on your bar's finish, le...

EP.89 | What's Awesome About Cerakote?

EP.89 | What's Awesome About Cerakote?
   What's so great about Cerakote? ---> Superior corrosion and wear resistance ---> Abrasion resistant ---> Highly durable   What is C...