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Old 06-27-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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Alternative to Chalk.

Anyone have any experience with this stuff?

http://www.pendlay.com/Cramer-Firm-G...Jar_p_703.html (w/f safe)

Does it work? Does it make a mess? Right now I'm forced to lift at a globo that isn't real big on letting people use chalk. I can't deadlift hardly anything because the bars are slippery and my hands sweat. Lately I've been using straps, but I'd really rather not have to do this for obvious reasons.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:40 PM   #2
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Re: Alternative to Chalk.

I have no idea but for some reason it reminds me of Stick-Um and I wouldn't want that on my bars.

Have you ever tried Liquid Chalk?
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:04 PM   #3
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Re: Alternative to Chalk.

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Anyone have any experience with this stuff?

http://www.pendlay.com/Cramer-Firm-G...Jar_p_703.html (w/f safe)

Does it work? Does it make a mess? Right now I'm forced to lift at a globo that isn't real big on letting people use chalk. I can't deadlift hardly anything because the bars are slippery and my hands sweat. Lately I've been using straps, but I'd really rather not have to do this for obvious reasons.
I have some advice on this. Chalk up your hands, as much as you can get on them. Then rub them together and rub it in. 5 minutes later, as your hands sweat, do the same thing again....load 'em up with chalk and rub them together. Then repeat at the 10 minute mark. Believe me, it'll work. I have some buddies that have this problem, and we compete in 100% humidty at 90F and this is what always works. Try it.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:55 PM   #4
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Re: Alternative to Chalk.

And it won't leave chalk on the bar? I'll give it a shot. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:08 PM   #5
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Re: Alternative to Chalk.

A good hook grip wouldn't work well enough?
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:28 PM   #6
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Re: Alternative to Chalk.

Definitely not.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:56 PM   #7
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Re: Alternative to Chalk.

what kind of gym doesn't let people doing barbell work use chalk? kind of crazy, i would just use chalk until they kicked me out and then go to another gym.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:38 PM   #8
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Re: Alternative to Chalk.

I don't use chalk when I lift, I use rice. Helps me grip the bar better. They told me I had to stop bringing rice in the gym because they're getting pigeons. Pigeons are vermin, I hate animals.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:43 PM   #9
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Re: Alternative to Chalk.

I love your avatar Josh.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:22 PM   #10
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I love your avatar Josh.
Yeah, ditto. Where can I get a pair of those? (I mean a pair of those socks).
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