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2003/10/18 20:01:54 (permalink)

Chalk...

I have decided to toss aside the gloves for a while, too bad I look like a badass in em [:p]

Anyway, do you have to buy real weightlifting chalk? Is there a major difference between other types? Today I did deadlifts and I used some of my Dad's chalk used for snap lines, it worked great. Besides it was blue..lol
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    RE: Chalk... 2003/10/18 21:05:03 (permalink)
    Im not familiar with what kind of chalk you are talkin about but i do know its better than gloves/straps
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    RE: Chalk... 2003/10/18 21:34:47 (permalink)
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    Anyway, do you have to buy real weightlifting chalk? Is there a major difference between other types?

    Doesn't really matter, excepty for the fact that weightlifting chalk falls to dust very easily, making it easier to apply.
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    RE: Chalk... 2003/10/18 22:06:09 (permalink)
    Does your dad work in the building trade sly,we call it a chalk line in the UK looks like a tape measure,except when you pull it out it is a piece of heavy duty string coated in coloured chalk.

    If it worked great then stick with it.
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    RE: Chalk... 2003/10/19 04:43:45 (permalink)
    yeah, he uses it to make straight lines on big pieces of wood, and on lines for like hanging pictures down a staircase. It seemed to work well. I just didnt know if real lifters chalk was better...

    Also, it is a powder. Not like I drew on myself with sidewalk chalk..lol
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    RE: Chalk... 2003/10/19 11:29:32 (permalink)
    I go to those outdoor/climbing shops. You get big blocks for next to nothing and it is excellent stuff... but whatever works. An Olympic lifter I know used to get 5kg blocks from Boots, they stocked it as it helps with constipation or something - he got some weird looks

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    RE: Chalk... 2003/10/19 17:02:22 (permalink)
    Gym owners/managers can get annoyed by it though. I've been asked not to use it before as it makes a mess.
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    RE: Chalk... 2003/10/19 17:13:28 (permalink)
    I own my own gym, so its not a bother...[^]
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    RE: Chalk... 2003/10/24 01:31:08 (permalink)
    the last 3 gyms I worked out at, banned chalk in the gym, and my current gym has 3 or 4 signs stating...NO CHALK.
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    RE: Chalk... 2003/10/24 02:46:57 (permalink)
    My self i would never workout in a gym that banned chalk! But i dont use straps or gloves so i must use chalk.
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    RE: Chalk... 2003/10/26 13:48:30 (permalink)
    Having taken the advice from the regulars on here, I too have ditched the straps/gloves. Got a 'ball of chalk' from a climbing mate. Wow what a difference! Dead impressed, you really feel 'locked onto' the bar, a much better feeling than with straps. I for one will not be returning to straps. This was also emphasised in 'Dinosaur training'-fabulous read!
    Still need to work on my grip though. My crush grip is pretty good (I received CoC1 this week and could do reps with right hand straight off, not as many on the left). However my support grip is not so hot, so this needs improving for deads.
    Thing is with chalk, everyone knows where youve trained, coz u leave a trail. Also bit embarassing when u visit the loo and leave chalky stains all around your crotch!!![:I][:I]
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    RE: Chalk... 2003/10/30 00:18:34 (permalink)
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    Also bit embarassing when u visit the loo and leave chalky stains all around your crotch!!!
    LOL yeh I've done it (and that)
    I use ground resin crystals, IMO it is superior to chalk for lifting, it does not leave as much mess, and if you are careful no mess at all.... Maybe worth a try?

    Where is your Gym slyblackd?
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    RE: Chalk... 2003/10/30 02:16:39 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by pusha

    SLY, Y do u rely so much on grip aids, I use none. I occasionally use gloves.



    How so? Also, if my grip is strong enough to hold the weight, but my palms are too sweaty and I slip, why should I drop weight because of wet hands? I no longer use straps, wraps, gloves, hooks, etc. Hell J5 is our grip guy, and in his picks he is using chalk.


    lol.. Caber, my gym is in my garage and my driveway...lol Come lift with me if ya like...lol
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    RE: Chalk... 2003/10/30 02:55:30 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by pusha

    He's a grip guy but u dont have 2 do everything that u see. I believe that u can go along way without it. I dont see any1 in my gym using chalk, they just lift raw and so do I. I guess its a case of each 2 their own.

    Please dont take itasa flame or attack, just asking [^][:p][:o)]



    Nah, its cool. I just don't like the idea of getting sweaty palmed, slipping on the grip, and dropping a dumbell on my pecker...
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