Purchasing and maintaining quality training equipment is important. One thing not to skimp out on is quality of the barbell. We look for a barbell that will meet our performance and training requirements, and hold up to the rigors of daily training sessions by a large group of trainees. We run 29 barbells in our facility and invest time daily, weekly and monthly to ensure that they will last and perform for years to come.
One important aspect of bar maintenance is keeping the knurling clean and clear of chalk, skin and other foreign bodies. We use a soft wire brush to clear the knurling, and then alcohol and a shop rag to disinfect and clean any remaining debris.