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    big on TONING dynamo's Avatar
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    question about chalk

    I routinely deadlift close to 400lbs and it feels like the bar, even though it isn't slipping from my fingers, is sliding from the middle of my palm down to my fingers and pulling on the skin. When this happens my callouses end up looking like blisters, will chalk stop this? Thanks.
    My journal
    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
    consistency and intensity.

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    Senior Member Klotz's Avatar
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    Yes. Chalk helps a lot in this regard.

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    Yes, but your description suggests you're not gripping the bar properly anyway.

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Even with chalk you will most likely get bad callouses from consistent heavy pulling, but it will definitely improve your ability to grip the bar.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Toronto, Ontario
    chalk is a wonderful thing. Grab some...even if you don't think it will help much, it will.

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