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Old 07-30-2010, 09:26 AM   #1
Jade Jenny
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Barbell Storage

Just wanted to get some input on how you guys store your barbells. I'm opening an affiliate (moving into the space in 11 days) and am looking for an efficient way to store my barbells. I'll have about a dozen. I've seen everything from lying them on the floor or lean them in the corner, to the floor style hole devices, and racks to hang them on the wall. I'm looking to mount them on the wall, just not sure exactly how to do it. Any thoughts, insight, or pictures would be most appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:18 AM   #2
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Re: Barbell Storage

In a perfect world I would use a lockable wall rack but those cost a lot and they take up valuable wall space which could be used to HSPU's. Vertical bar holders on the floor seem to be the preferred method for most CF boxes, they are portable, don't take up much room and are cheap. As a last resort you can just put them upright in a corner or lay them flat on the ground against a platform or the walls.
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:58 PM   #3
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Re: Barbell Storage

What about utilizing a hook that is mounted in the wall?
Two per bar and you would need to twist it out.

Think of a bike or ladder hook mounted on the wall instead of ceiling.

Same could be done with wood to make the holder.
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:56 PM   #4
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Re: Barbell Storage

spend the $150 and get a vertical holder. it takes up the least amount of space, looks nice. I have 2. one for mens bar, another for women.
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:21 AM   #5
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Re: Barbell Storage

I think the best is the home made PVC vertical holders mounted against the wall. Easy, cheap, works well, looks great.
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Old 07-31-2010, 02:07 PM   #6
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Re: Barbell Storage

I saw this when I was traveling this summer at one of our affiliates. We have now made these at our box in Albany. Very cost effective.
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:00 AM   #7
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Re: Barbell Storage

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Part of me wants to make something, but then on the other hand the floor style that has the barbells standing really aren't too expensive, will last forever, and are portable. I'm thinking the few extra bucks over my time and materials is probably worth it. I think that's what I'm going to go with.
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:17 AM   #8
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Re: Barbell Storage

http://www.crossfitevolution.com/pic...tureId=5946613

That's ours. PVC pipes with 2x4 pieces separating every PVC sleeve & a plywood piece covering up the whole piece.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:46 PM   #9
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Leonid, link to the photo isn't working. Could you try looking again so I can take a look. Thanks.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:14 AM   #10
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Uploaded to Flickr:
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