Weightlifting & Exercise/Covers

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Do they make covers for barbells? I have hand barbells and hate the metal clang they make when they come together. Also I'd like to keep the weight ends of the barbells dry as I keep them outdoors. Any ideas?

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Hi James,

I have never seen such an item, but when doing a search on google did find that there were other people looking for something similar for various reasons.

One idea I seen was to purchase a rubber mat that you could lift on so when you lay the weights down they would not make as much noise and they would not be damaged.  At Home Depot they have some stuff in the electronics area that you paint on and it hardens into a rubber-like material. This would be similar to the Insulation on and insulated pair of pliers or other tool, so it is not real thick, but should help.

Based on the question I am going to assume that the bar you have is hollow. you can find a piece of rubber or possibly a rubber cork to put in the end which will keep water and bugs out.   

There are several "rubberized" coatings available in various colors that you can paint the bars and the weights with which would help with the noise and would also help with the ability for the weights and bars to withstand the weather.     

I would guess that rubberized coatings would probably be the best and cheapest way to go, you can also purchase rubberized coated weight plates.

Hope this helps

Have a great day

Jerry  

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I can answer questions related to any of the following areas alternative medicine, fitness, physical education, weight training, senior health, bicycling, personal trainers, personal training, medical technology, health and wellness, eating disorders, weight loss, Naturopathy, first aid, and bodybuilding. In fact I was listed as an expert in each of these categories at askme.com until they closed down

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I have worked in health and or fitness related capacities for over 30 years. My main profession is that of a Medical Technologist, but I also have training as a Corpsman with the US Navy, a Field Medic with the Army National Guard,and am certified as A Personal Trainer, Medical Exer-therapist and Aerobics Instructor through the National Academy for Health and Fitness. My wife and I have operated BMG Services Fitness and Nutrition in Moultrie Georgia since 1995. I also have an Associates Degree in Computer Robotics. I am an avid bicycle rider, mostly road riding with the occasional mountain trail or off road "experience". My wife and I usually do a charity ride at least once per year to help those less fortunate. Degrees & Certifications: Certifications include Clinical Laboratory Scientist CLS/NCA. Clinical Laboratory Technologist CLT/HHS Personal Trainer, Aerobics Instructor, and Medical Exer-therapist NAHF. Advance Weight Training through NAHF. Accepted as AFTA Associate Awards include the Ohio State Award of Merit and Ohio Special Services Ribbon, Army Commendation Medal and 2 Army Achievement Medals CPR re-Certifcation 2007 Web page: http://www.bmgfitness.com http;//www.healthandfitnessebookclub.com

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