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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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
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  1. #1
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    how much more weight does chalk usually allow..

    on ur deads?

    i just got some and i'm not sure how much to move up.

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    chalk doesn't make you lift more weight. It allows you to lift more weight if your grip is limiting the rest of you from lifting the weight. Chalk alone will not lift the weight for you. There is no set or even likey increase in weight from using chalk.
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    That's something you'll just need to find out on your own.

    Obviously it'll only help if your grip is your weak point. I personally added 20lbs to my max dead when I started using chalk. Good stuff.
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    WTF That's messed up..I ate like 3 or 4 sticks of it and still haven't seen any gains in my lifts.
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    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stray
    WTF That's messed up..I ate like 3 or 4 sticks of it and still haven't seen any gains in my lifts.
    HAHA, that's great!

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    I think its a good source of calcium!
    This seems like the cool thing to do...

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    Dude, you have to eat more than that. I mix mine with water, otherwise I get ungodly cottonmouth.

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    speaking of chalk..i hate it when guys use it in the gym and make a mess...thats what weight gloves or straps are for. pisses me off outnumber
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    The polite thing to do is to clean up after yourself.

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    obviously i don't think chalk is going to make my lifts stronger because chalk is some superhuman entity.. i do sets of 275 pretty easily, but i lose my grip towards the end sets

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrevorN
    speaking of chalk..i hate it when guys use it in the gym and make a mess...thats what weight gloves or straps are for. pisses me off
    Whaaaaaaat? Blasphemer! First of all, I love it when people leave chalk on a bar. It means it will be nice and dry, at least at first.

    Second, it's not like you don't have to wash your hands after lifting anyway. The amount of black, nasty crap that comes off of everything is a way more disturbing than some chalk.

    It's not like it hurts your lifting performance.

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    No Mix you must wear the officially designated pink leather lifting gloves that are issued by you gym's personal trainer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GonePostal
    No Mix you must wear the officially designated pink leather lifting gloves that are issued by you gym's personal trainer.
    Haha, i prefer the purple...

    Seriously though, I know you might get made fun of for using them here at WBB, but I just use some straps for deadlifts, because when I go higher in weight, my fingers just start to stratighten, it's not that my bck cant lift it. But don't use gloves, you wouldnt want other men to think less of you.
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    It's not just your grip that comes into play but the bar as well. If the bar has good sharp knurling, chalk will help much less. But of course it's essential if you are using a bar that's been worn down.
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    my gym allows chalk, and hell they even encourage people to make a mess..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrevorN
    ...thats what weight gloves or straps are for...
    WRONG!
    Gloves are for girls who want to maintain their soft delicate skin.
    Straps are for sissies who don't want to work on their grip strength.
    Chalk is for anyone who is going for a max effort lift and does not want his or her grip to be the limiting factor.
    Gloveless, strapless, chalk free lifting is for monsters with bone crushing grip strength.

    If you're afraid of getting a little chalk dust on ya, go to chrome and fern "fitness center" where they will have the nice little rubber coated pink and purple weights for you to use.

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    If you're afraid of getting a little chalk dust on ya, go to chrome and fern "fitness center" where they will have the nice little rubber coated pink and purple weights for you to use.
    Some people just prefer to have the extra padding instead of chalk. Personally, I like using gloves because it does help me get a better grip on bars. Chalk just never seemed to do me in...

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    I'd like to hear some personnal experiences about how much it really helped your grip, on something like static holds.

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    What kind of gloves are you guys using? They've never done anything but limit my grip and make my hands all soft and girlie. I prefer chalk and calluses thanks.

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