Gym Maintenance & Weightlifting Tips

EP.105 | Why Durability Matters

EP.105 | Why Durability Matters
Durability with what?  Your trusty brush that you use to clean your bars of course!  Not all brushes are equal.  Some are flimsy, some are cheap, a...

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.101 | BEFORE Putting the Bar Away!

EP.101 | BEFORE Putting the Bar Away!
The process of putting a bar away should be simple right? Well, it should be.  Unfortunately, in the world of functional fitness, commercial and ot...

EP.100 | BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE...

EP.100 | BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE...
IF YOU NEGLECT YOUR BARS...  SPRING IS UPON US... Time to get to work on your beloved bars!  Is barbell cleaning and maintenance a part of your no...

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.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.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.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.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.90 | SALT: A Bar Finish Killer

EP.90 | SALT: A Bar Finish Killer
This week's #bartiptuesday features a bar finish KILLER... SALT!  Salt in the air and salt from your sweat can wreck havoc on your bar's finish, le...

EP.80 | Taking Care of Your Rower Chain

EP.80 | Taking Care of Your Rower Chain
Have you ever cared for your rower chain?  Rower and chain maintenance are often neglected.  Just like with anything in the gym, it's easy to forg...

EP.78 | 3 Ways to NOT Drop a Barbell

EP.78 | 3 Ways to NOT Drop a Barbell
As much as it pains me to say this, we have more than likely been guilty of dropping a barbell one of these three ways. We MUST control what we can...