Gym Maintenance & Weightlifting Tips

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.110 | Post Murph Clean-up!

EP.110 | Post Murph Clean-up!
Take part in one of Lt. Michael P. Murphy's favorite workouts this Memorial Day Weekend? Great way to show your appreciation for our current and pa...

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.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.104 | How To Clean Your Barbell

EP.104 | How To Clean Your Barbell
Although it may not be glamorous work, it's necessary.  Mandatory, not optional.  That is, if you want your bars to make it past year three.  Maint...

EP.103 | The Barbell Bend Test

EP.103 | The Barbell Bend Test
Have a bent barbell in the lineup?  Maybe you have one or maybe you have a couple that are in question.  This week Blaine demonstrates a simple, fo...

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...