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Beast
02-01-2007, 03:44 PM
Just picked up one of these the other day. It's a chalk ball, but it leaves no chalk residue anywhere. I don't understand how it works, exactly. My gym doesn't allow chalk to be used, but I showed the owner this today and he loved it.
It works very well!

Isaac Wilkins
02-01-2007, 03:53 PM
Yeah, they do the job. From what I've heard most people do prefer chalk, but if you can't use it then they are better than nothing!

Sensei
02-01-2007, 11:03 PM
Metolius makes a lot of very cool things. I've always wanted to buy one of their finger boards, but I'd probably just give myself a bad case of carpal tunnel anyway!

Clifford Gillmore
02-02-2007, 12:54 AM
How about for chalking your back?

drew
02-02-2007, 07:19 AM
I've been using the ecoball for a few years. Not as good as chalk, but it does the job when you have no other option.

Stumprrp
02-02-2007, 09:19 AM
i use one and the results were crazy! now my hands REALLY have calosus lol.

Anthony
02-02-2007, 10:16 AM
If chalk is doing its job, it should help prevent callouses.

Isaac Wilkins
02-02-2007, 10:18 AM
If chalk is doing its job, it should help prevent callouses.


My hands get all calloused up from chalk because they get dried out.

Chubrock
02-02-2007, 10:30 AM
Ya gotta use the lotion to keep them silky smooth.

Anthony
02-02-2007, 11:25 AM
My hands get all calloused up from chalk because they get dried out.

Are they calloused because of the chalk or because you lift heavy things? Callouses are going to happen no matter what, but chalk will help reduce moving/slipping of the bar which should result in less callouses.

Stumprrp
02-02-2007, 11:41 AM
my hands are ripped even more now that i can hold onto 500+ lol.

Isaac Wilkins
02-02-2007, 11:44 AM
Are they calloused because of the chalk or because you lift heavy things? Callouses are going to happen no matter what, but chalk will help reduce moving/slipping of the bar which should result in less callouses.

It gets worse after chalking.

Anthony
02-02-2007, 11:55 AM
I guess you are a freak of nature. :D

Isaac Wilkins
02-02-2007, 11:58 AM
I guess you are a freak of nature. :D



Pfft. You knew that!

deeder
02-02-2007, 12:03 PM
I guess you are a freak of nature. :D

Me too I guess... Chalk has made my callouses sooooo much worse! I actually had to take a knife to them the other day and cut them down a bit because they were getting too big.

Anthony
02-02-2007, 12:08 PM
I can understand chalk drying out your hands (that's what it does), but to these point of making callouses noticeable worse? I think maybe you're holding the bar in the wrong spot. :p

deeder
02-02-2007, 12:16 PM
I can understand chalk drying out your hands (that's what it does), but to these point of making callouses noticeable worse? I think maybe you're holding the bar in the wrong spot. :p

I don't think it's the chalk that's doing it all by itself. The chalk dries my hands out and I can hold about 200lbs more now than I could before I started using chalk so that could explain why my callouses have gotten so bad.

bjohnso
02-05-2007, 01:22 PM
I don't think it's the chalk that's doing it all by itself. The chalk dries my hands out and I can hold about 200lbs more now than I could before I started using chalk so that could explain why my callouses have gotten so bad.

Chalk gives you a 200lb advantage? Damn! I thought it would be like 50lbs tops.

Sensei
02-05-2007, 01:37 PM
Chalk won't stop callous growth, but it will help prevent moisture + friction = blisters and torn callouses.

D Breyer
02-15-2007, 09:26 PM
I love the Metolius ball as well although I just bought some gymnastic chalk so I'll have to compare.