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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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Thread: Chalk rules

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    Toughest Man in the World Bruise Brubaker's Avatar
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    Chalk rules

    I recently bought climbing chalk. I've cut one end of nylon stockings and filled it in the chalk, and I've put this "chalk dispenser" in a small container. This way it barely leaves any mess except for the place on the bar where you gripped it.

    Deadlifted today, my highest set, which was not to faillure, was 370*6, it was easy to hold (mixed grip), while before using chalk I could barely hold 325 for 6 reps. I was really surprised.

    It feels a lot better than straps and it doesn't ruin my attention like straps do when setting them with the knees on the floor and then having to put myself in position.

    Chalk lets you use the full potential of your grip. Amen.

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    yes chalk is good **** sept at my gym they yell at me for it so i cant use it because of the mess i make

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    Don't make a mess then!

    I need to mention that I bough those stockings for 1$Can.

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    my gym has a chalk thing in the gym..... kinda like a chalk dispenser.... never used chalk before maybe i'll try it.

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    no chalk is allowed at my gym. i guess i workout and a kinda fancy gym. the workers have uniforms lol

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