Gym Maintenance & Weightlifting Tips

EP.96 | Best Plates to Use on Jerk Blocks!

EP.96 | Best Plates to Use on Jerk Blocks!
Let's start with what NOT to use on wooden jerk blocks. Steel plates. Ever been in a gym with people doing deadlifts off wooden blocks? Rep after r...

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.88 | Why Do My Barbell Collars Suck?

EP.88 | Why Do My Barbell Collars Suck?
What type of barbell collars do you have experience using?  What type of athlete are you?  Are you a weightlifter?  Are you a Crossfitter?  Are you...

EP.87 | Keep Chalk Out of the Sleeves!

EP.87 | Keep Chalk Out of the Sleeves!
Yeah, yeah we harp quite a bit on chalk huh?  Let's be clear real quick before diving into this week's topic.  We are NOT anti-chalk.  We simply ...

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.76 | Is Your GHD Hard to Adjust?

EP.76 | Is Your GHD Hard to Adjust?
Have you went over to the row of GHD's in your gym and tried to adjust the foot plate, then two minutes later you are in a tug-of-war match?  If so...

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.74 | Jerk Blocks: How to set them up CORRECTLY

EP.74 | Jerk Blocks: How to set them up CORRECTLY
This week we dive into Jerk Blocks again!  Rather than speaking about the care and maintenance of these expensive training tools, we will be going...

EP.73 | How to Split Jerk... Cal Strength Style

EP.73 | How to Split Jerk... Cal Strength Style
First things first... if you aren't familiar with California Strength in San Ramon, CA, you should definitely check them out on Instagram (@cal_str...

EP.72 | Jerk Blocks: Proper Use & Etiquette

EP.72 | Jerk Blocks: Proper Use & Etiquette
Do you use or own Jerk Blocks?  If you are on the Olympic Weightlifting side of the spectrum (and have been for awhile), chances are that you have ...

EP.71 | Weightlifting Straps: How, when and which brand to use

EP.71 | Weightlifting Straps: How, when and which brand to use
Have you ever used weightlifting straps before snatching, cleaning, deadlifting or pulls?  Should you use them?  The questions go on and on...  We'...