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9/22/2014 1:25:55 PM - Richie
Hi JL,

I wanted to ask you since you're a gym owner: what's your protocol for bar maintenance/care? How often do you clean/oil your bars, etc.: that sort of thing?

Thanks,
Richie

Richie,

I'll be honest, we don't have a schedule with the bars but when there gets to be too much chalk on the bar we use a wire brush, if blood gets on the bar we use disinfectant, if collars start to slow down then we use oil.

there are a few preventative things I'm big on.

1. don't let people stand on bars

2. make sure people use the correct bars for the correct movement ALWAYS

3. Put all bars away at the end of day.

I worked at a facility when I was a young man that had a stupid cleaning schedule to do shit like every week. It made no sense and was redundant. the only thing I like oiled every week is our multi station. Honestly most gyms I've trained at never did anything for their bars. If you live somewhere with a ton of moisture then you will have to have a slightly more careful plan as your bars will start to rust and gunk up. But for Ohio weather the maintenance isn't as regimented.




Good bars are worth taking care of,
JL Holdsworth


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