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.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.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.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...