Gym Maintenance & Weightlifting Tips

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.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.125 | 3 Set-ups to Restore Bar Spin!

EP.125 | 3 Set-ups to Restore Bar Spin!
Now that we've covered 3 Set-ups for Cleaning the Exterior of your Barbell, now it's time for the barbell spin. We're going to cover three set-ups...

EP.117 | Wood OR Rubber Platforms?

EP.117 | Wood OR Rubber Platforms?
When it comes to weightlifting platforms, should you invest in wood or rubber?  The answer to this question is highly dependent on several factors....

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.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.85 | The DIFFERENCE Between a Weightlifting and Powerlifting Bar

EP.85 | The DIFFERENCE Between a Weightlifting and Powerlifting Bar
Don't know the difference?  Maybe you're in the market for buying a barbell or maybe you're at the gym and don't know which bar to use.  If you fal...

EP.75 | How to Choose the Barbell for YOU

EP.75 | How to Choose the Barbell for YOU
Over the past 10 or so years the availability of different types of barbells has increased dramatically. With sports such as Olympic Weightlifting...

EP.67 | Are 10 & 15 lb. Bumper Plates Costing You Money?

EP.67 | Are 10 & 15 lb. Bumper Plates Costing You Money?
This week we go over an important equipment maintenance tip that WILL save you some money as a barbell and gym owner.  We cover some of the main d...