Gym Maintenance & Weightlifting Tips

EP.118 | Bar Care Strategies

EP.118 | Bar Care Strategies
This week's #BarTipTuesday episode features some effective strategies to keep up on your Barbell Maintenance!  There are many factors to consider h...

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.116 | 3 Things to Think About When Doing Rack Pulls

EP.116 | 3 Things to Think About When Doing Rack Pulls
A couple things to think about before doing Rack Pulls... 1) Bar Weight 2) Distance Dropped 3) Surface Area What are we talking in regards to exac...

EP.115 | The Best Plate For You?

EP.115 | The Best Plate For You?
What's the best plate for you and/or gym? If the market to buy?  Here are a few questions to get you started: What movements will you be per...

EP.113 | Opening up your Overhead Positioning!!

EP.113 | Opening up your Overhead Positioning!!
Standing Preacher Stretch: a more advanced version of Puppy Dog This particular stretch is fantastic for opening up your overhead positioning, as ...

EP.112 | Counterbalance Squats for the Win!

EP.112 | Counterbalance Squats for the Win!
Counterbalance Squats FTW If you've never tried out counterbalance squats in your preparation for squatting or catching a heavy load, boy are you m...

EP.111 | Barbell Security

EP.111 | Barbell Security
Do you own a barbell? Store it at your local gym? With people going in and out of gyms, day after day, the odds are pretty strong that someone wil...

EP.109 | Do Your Plates Rattle?

EP.109 | Do Your Plates Rattle?
This week's episode... Bumper, training or competition plates making a rattling sound? If so, chances are that the middle inserts are getting loose...

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...