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Dax Steele
12-31-2013, 01:52 PM
I live at the beach and I'm looking to outfit my garage which faces the water when it's open and it's not ventilated.

I go to the local crossfit gym to train but want the option to workout at home a few days here and there.

My main question is about bars. Should I just accept the fact that in this salty environment any steel bar will corrode and get a bargain bar. Or upgrade to the zinc treated bar which claim to be more corrosion resistant.

Any advice?

Keith Miller
12-31-2013, 06:32 PM
I live at the beach and I'm looking to outfit my garage which faces the water when it's open and it's not ventilated.

I go to the local crossfit gym to train but want the option to workout at home a few days here and there.

My main question is about bars. Should I just accept the fact that in this salty environment any steel bar will corrode and get a bargain bar. Or upgrade to the zinc treated bar which claim to be more corrosion resistant.

Any advice?

Just don't get a bare steel bar, it will rust faster than you can lift on it!!

I would get a chrome plated bar, but most types of plating will likely keep the rust at bay.

Darryl Shaw
01-02-2014, 11:29 AM
If you're just starting out I'd get a mid-range chrome or zinc plated bar from Rogue or Pendlay. It should last for years if you follow Rogues maintenance instructions (link (http://index.roguefitness.com/pages/tag/Maintenance)), but I wouldn't worry too much about minor surface oxidation unless it starts really eating into the bar. If you're really worried about it though you might want to take a look at Ivanko's stainless steel oly bar.

http://www.ivankobarbell.com/products/obs20kg/