Gym Maintenance & Weightlifting Tips

EP.148 | SALT - A Bar Killer?

EP.148 | SALT - A Bar Killer?
Salt you say? Yep, yep.  This goes for you non-coastal gyms too. Let's start briefly with what we're referring to when we say SALT.  We're talking...

EP.147 | Make Your Bars LAST LONGER, AT NO COST - Part 3

EP.147 | Make Your Bars LAST LONGER, AT NO COST - Part 3
Ever heard of the BAR THUD? What are we talking about? That THUD sound a bar makes when it's dropped into a 9-Bar Holder. Sounds pretty harmless r...

EP.146 | Make Your Bars LAST LONGER, AT NO COST - Part 2

EP.146 | Make Your Bars LAST LONGER, AT NO COST - Part 2
Are you or your gym members doing this to your bars? For the love of God, please be nice to these expensive gym tools.  With nice barbells running...

EP.145 | Make Your Bars LAST LONGER, AT NO COST - Part 1

EP.145 | Make Your Bars LAST LONGER, AT NO COST - Part 1
Yep, you read that right... AT NO COST. Today kicks off a quest to save the bars... for free.   Sure you can take it next-level with the Bar Shiel...

EP.144 | Is Chalk Ruining Your Bars?

EP.144 | Is Chalk Ruining Your Bars?
Well, is it? Is chalk a contributing factor to corrosion, oxidation, rusting?   Short answer, YES.   Don't believe us?  Drop by your local gym, esp...

EP.140 | 3 Ways to Treat Your Barbells in 2020

EP.140 | 3 Ways to Treat Your Barbells in 2020
#1 Service Your Barbells REGULARLY It should come as no surprise that this baby's #1.  Let me say it again: Service. Your. Barbells. Regularly. Let...

EP.139 | Familiar With Your Barbell's Warranty?

EP.139 | Familiar With Your Barbell's Warranty?
Have a barbell?  One, two, three, or more?! Whether you're currently a bar owner or in the market, this week's #BarTipTuesday should be of some val...

EP.138 | Post-Workout Barbell Checklist

EP.138 | Post-Workout Barbell Checklist
Do you have a Post-Workout Barbell Routine or Checklist that you run through?  The Specifics I'm going to use my personal gym for this example.  O...

EP.137 | A Friendly Reminder on Bumper Plates

EP.137 | A Friendly Reminder on Bumper Plates
A PERPETUAL REMINDER: Don't Drop 10 or 15 lb Bumper Plates From Overhead!!! Seems like a no brainer right?  Although it may seem like common sense...

EP.134 | Barbell Storage Tips

EP.134 | Barbell Storage Tips
How are you barbells stored?  Inside, outside, nine-bar holder, gun rack?  Which is it?   Are you a part of the Garage Gym Nation or do you hit up ...

EP.133 | Hand, Wrist & Forearm Health

EP.133 | Hand, Wrist & Forearm Health
Forearms brutally stiff?  Have elbow pain?   When's the last time you gave some love to your forearms/hands/wrists? Over time, the forearms, hand...

EP.131 | The Difference: Bare, Oxide & Zinc Bar Finishes

EP.131 | The Difference: Bare, Oxide & Zinc Bar Finishes
What do you know about Bar Finishes? Each finish has their goods and bads.  Bare steel, black oxide, chrome, zinc, cerakote, stainless steel, etc. ...