The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
Latest Article

The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
More Recent Articles
Contrast Training for Size
By: Lee Boyce
An Interview with Marianne Kane of Girls Gone Strong
By: Jordan Syatt
What Supplements Should I be Taking? By: Jay Wainwright
Bench Like a Girl By: Julia Ladewski
Some Thoughts on Building a Big Pull By: Christopher Mason

Facebook Join Facebook Group       Twitter Follow on Twitter       rss Subscribe via RSS
Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: Chalk Subsitute

  1. #1
    Explosive Mofo Blitzforce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Aquatic Research Labs
    Posts
    3,420

    Chalk Subsitute

    Chalk is good, but its messy and not all gyms allow it.

    I thought about getting some chalk, but someone put me onto this alternative, its not messy, so can be used in all gyms and it works just as well according to the guy, might scope out my local golf shop to see if they have it. It's called "Dry hands"

    http://www.dryhands.com/

    The product was originally developed as a liquid chalk substitute for weight lifters and gymnasts.
    It even works in the rain - something chalk can't boast!

  2.    Support Wannabebig and use AtLarge Nutrition Supplements!


  3. #2
    Senior Member AstronautJones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    1,015
    Couldn't you just use those special workout gloves too?

  4. #3
    Explosive Mofo Blitzforce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Aquatic Research Labs
    Posts
    3,420
    I lift raw - no belt, no gloves, no straps! I'd sooner bite my hands off than to use any of the above

  5. #4
    Wannabebig Member cuebol's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Hollister, CA
    Posts
    22
    I use my Got Milk? oven mitts If those are too intimidating I use a pair of fingerless kevlars.
    If you don't understand the problem, how will you devise a solution?

  6. #5
    Senior Member AstronautJones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    1,015
    Originally posted by cuebol
    I use my Got Milk? oven mitts If those are too intimidating I use a pair of fingerless kevlars.
    lol!

  7. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    1,012
    Looks interesting Blitzforce.

    I prefer chalk when I lift. It is really inexpensive I bought a pound of it for like 7 or 8 dollars, and I don't mind the mess at all. When I leave the gym my shorts and shirt are covered in chalk.
    Squat - 505
    Bench - 325
    Deadlift - 550
    Total - 1380@175

  8. #7
    No me llames cerdo... EdgarMex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Cd. Juarez, Mexico
    Posts
    1,969
    what kind of stores sell chalk?
    Edgar V.

    So you don't wanna get big, do you?


    ----------------------------------------

    "If your arm measurement is currently 13 inches, you are worrying about the wrong things. Quit comparing to others, quit worrying about little details, get your ass in the gym, work as hard as you can, then go eat something. Repeat until huge." - Paul Stagg

    "There is no miracle "look good" diet/pill other than determination and commitment" - geoffgarcia

    "Freaking lift to get bigger, or stronger, or better at your damn sport, and quit worrying about weather or not your arm is 16 inches or 16.2 inches." - Paul Stagg

    "If you want to look like Brad Pitt go run a marathon or something." - Severed Ties

  9. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    1,012
    I got mine from MonsterMuscle.com. Here's a link http://www.monstermuscle.com/accessories.asp
    I got a lb. and right now I'm not sure if it will ever run out.
    Squat - 505
    Bench - 325
    Deadlift - 550
    Total - 1380@175

  10. #9
    King Nothing ericg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Maine, USA
    Posts
    6,196

    Re: Chalk Subsitute

    Originally posted by Blitzforce
    ...It even works in the rain - something chalk can't boast!
    Never know when you will get caught DLn in the rain, or those water pipes freeze up and snap in the middle of a DL session.
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

    My Journal|My Routine|My FitDay
    WBBB|"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up" - Thomas Edison

  11. #10
    is no more. Orange357's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    5,931
    i may try this, my gym is full of pussies who cry if they get a little chalk on therewhite shirts while trying to pick up ladies or boys...
    ...watch me reap of what I sow....

    and BOOM goes the dynomite!

  12. #11
    MA's Bionic Creation syntekz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Posts
    4,756
    Have any of you tried crushing up regular black board chalk?

  13. #12
    Senior Member AstronautJones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    1,015

    Re: Re: Chalk Subsitute

    Originally posted by ericg
    Never know when you will get caught DLn in the rain, or those water pipes freeze up and snap in the middle of a DL session.
    lol

  14. #13
    Banned Berserker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Eating more pork.
    Posts
    4,592

    Re: Re: Chalk Subsitute

    Originally posted by ericg


    Never know when you will get caught DLn in the rain, or those water pipes freeze up and snap in the middle of a DL session.
    With the tears running down my face when I look at the weight on the bar I might need this.

  15. #14
    Feed me weird things. fuzz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    1,677
    You can get chalk at any decent sporting goods store.

    And if your gym doesn't allow it, get a new gym.

  16. #15
    MA's Bionic Creation syntekz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Posts
    4,756
    I can't imagine any gym specifically not allowing the use of chalk; sounds a bit odd to me. My old gym actually had a huge 'bird bath' type tub of chalk in the corner for anyone to use.

  17. #16
    *the ONE the ONLY* BennettBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Columbia, SC, USA
    Posts
    3,217
    Originally posted by syntekz
    I can't imagine any gym specifically not allowing the use of chalk; sounds a bit odd to me. My old gym actually had a huge 'bird bath' type tub of chalk in the corner for anyone to use.
    My first gym was "chalk crazy" LOL, but the Gold's I go to now has signs up that says NO CHALK. People bring their own and use it anyway.
    peace-

    Craig

  18. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    1,012
    I can't imagine any gym specifically not allowing the use of chalk; sounds a bit odd to me. My old gym actually had a huge 'bird bath' type tub of chalk in the corner for anyone to use.
    That sounds so awesome they must have been hardcore at your old gym.

    I go to the YMCA right now and I'm sure if any of the workers there actually knew I was using chalk and getting there floor messy they would bitch at me.
    Squat - 505
    Bench - 325
    Deadlift - 550
    Total - 1380@175

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •