May 18th, 2012
By Mike Minium
Four of our shiny new Rogue bars
New Rogue Bars
Some of you may have already noticed, but in case you didn’t, we ordered 5 new Rogue barbells that showed up this week. They’re 20-kg bars (44 lbs). We’re super psyched with them! They spin nicely, they’re rugged, and they’re even pretty sleek looking (for a barbell).
And although they have a lifetime guarantee against bending, there are a few exceptions, and all of them have to do with being dropped. If one of the bars bends because you all are simply too strong and loading too much weight on them, Rogue will replace the bar. But if the bar bends because you drop it on a box, on a bench, on power-rack pins, etc., we’re out a bar. One of the easiest ways to bend a bar (not a good thing, by the way) is to drop it when it’s empty. This can do a lot of damage to a bar, even though it might not seem so.
So please, help us take care of these bars and keep the equipment up to snuff so that you’ll have the best possible equipment at your disposal for your workouts. Don’t drop empty bars (and don’t drop bars–empty or loaded–onto other gym equipment).
And finally, if you don’t feel comfortable with the weight of a particular bar, and feel like you may not be able to control it without dropping it, we have lighter ones for you (15-lb bars and 30-lb bars).
Lost and Found Clothing
The lost-and-found bin in our little tiny lobby (the place with the two couches and the cubby holes) has gotten out of control again and we need to do something about it. The lost-and-found bin is located behind the couch on the left, for reference. We’ve found a worthy recipient for donated clothing, but before we get rid of everything, we want to give you time to claim any of your clothing. With that in mind, we’re giving you until Friday, June 1 to claim your clothing. Whatever’s left in the bin at that point will be donated.Read More