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5kgLifter 04-21-2013 02:46 PM

Chalk
 
For those working out at home remember to wipe the chalk off your stuff after training.

Chalk is used to absorb moisture and thereby help with the grip, however, chalk left on equipment still draws moisture to it and the thing beneath that chalk is normally metal in the form of plates, barbells etc.


Wipe your equipment down and have it serve you longer! :biglifter:

BendtheBar 04-21-2013 06:19 PM

Never heard that before. Thanks babs.

Hunterace 04-21-2013 06:30 PM

This was a great thread Babs! Made me look into it and I guess it's suggested you use a stiff nylon bristle brush. Also read your supposed to use WD-40 and wipe down your bars once a week at a commercial gym and every two months or so if it's just at your home.
Does anyone do this??? How do you get the excess oil out from between the knurling if you wipe it down?

moeheep 04-21-2013 07:51 PM

Thanks Babs...I never thought about that!

Soldier 04-21-2013 08:03 PM

I kind of like rusty equipment. Makes it look more hardcore. :biglifter::biglifter::biglifter:

bruteforce 04-21-2013 09:22 PM

I use a nylon brush on my barbells. I don't oil the bar though

MikeM 04-22-2013 12:40 AM

I don't coddle my hands, so I like my barbells to feel a little pain too. :)

Jamesw 04-22-2013 12:06 PM

I like my calouses on my hands.

Plus I agree that rusty looks hardcore. lol

5kgLifter 04-22-2013 12:08 PM

Rusty looks hardcore, I agree, but I'm not sure I wanna mess with possible lockjaw ;)

One of my KB handles had a look of old hardcore rustiness to it when it arrived but I'm putting it down to storage and a low trunover due to people not buying much above the lighter loads. :)

Jamesw 04-22-2013 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 5kgLifter (Post 353646)
Rusty looks hardcore, I agree, but I'm not sure I wanna mess with possible lockjaw ;)

One of my KB handles had a look of old hardcore rustiness to it when it arrived but I'm putting it down to storage and a low trunover due to people not buying much above the lighter loads. :)



They make a shot for that. LOL


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