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Weather Proofing Lifting Equipment


I've currently been doing all my lifting with a bench and standard bar/weights. I decided that in order to give my legs some real work without killing myself (Since I don't always have someone to spot me.) that I'd get a power cage and olympic bar. Well I got it, but there's a small problem. I don't have enough room for all of them :(.

My backup plan is to put them in the back yard and do my lifting out there.

Exactly what maintenance would be involved in I were to keep in out there?


why not build a shed or something?


You'll have to wipe down the cage after it rains or whenever there's condensation on it to prevent rust. You could always get some clear coat paint to help protect it too.


If you can afford it build a shed. If not, rustproof paint and wipe it down everyday