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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
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    TJW Keith's Avatar
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    Difference between weightlifting chalk and school chalk?

    Hey guys,

    Just curious to know the difference between these two because I have done many searches where I could find weightlifting chalk in my area and I can't find it anywhere. I've called all fitness retail stores, rock climbing stores, gymnastics clubs, and no where has it. So I'm curious to know if cheap school chalk would have the same effect for grip.
    Thanks in advance!
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    You can order it from elitefts and ironmind.
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    Try this ~> http://gearx.com/product_info.php?products_id=2180


    You can order it from elitefts and ironmind.
    This too.
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    Thanks for the link and where I could find it.

    Does anyone know the difference between the chalk though? Would I be able to use the chalkboard chalk?
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    The soft kind of chalk you want is made out of magnesium carbonate. Chalkboard chalk is calcium sulfate. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalk

    It may not be as good but it should still dry your hands up. Give it a shot. Do you have some chalkboards nearby you can steal from or something?

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    It seems strange that a rock climbing store wouldn't have chalk, as it's a staple of rock climbing. REI definitely has chalk, so if there is one in your area it's a sure bet.

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    just go to an EMS type of place or website and get clean climbing chalk. i dont know how well chalkboard chalk will work, as progress noted they are composed differently.

    dont steal though from teachers, that would be bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freakish View Post
    just go to an EMS type of place or website and get clean climbing chalk. i dont know how well chalkboard chalk will work, as progress noted they are composed differently.

    dont steal though from teachers, that would be bad.
    Um, my name begins with a capital "P" thank you very much. And, I respectfully dissent. It is common knowledge that the chalk commonly used on chalkboards doesn't actually belong to the teachers. That is to say that teachers don't have ownership or property rights over the chalk. Rather, the chalkboard is the sole possessor of the chalk. Should one be averse to stealing for an inanimate object? It think not.

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    There's no REI around here in Cananda. And yeah, no rock climbing place sells any around here either. But I did just order some off bodybuilding.com. 1 box which is 1lb of chalk broken up into 8 little squares for $8.98. Plus shipping and exchange. So well see how long that lasts me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    So well see how long that lasts me.
    It should last you a very long time.....unless you go K.G. all over it.....


    I still love my Ecoball......which I bought at REI......

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    If anyone sees you with chalk at my gym, you will get banned. Chalk is illegal everywhere I go.

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    How the heck do rock climbing stores get away with not selling chalk? Even my local Army surplus store has chalk.
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    I was able to find some a Source for Sports on PEI, I just asume they would have it at other locations.
    I think it was only about 2-3 dollars for nice large chunk of it.

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    That's why i love mine..they don't care. 99% of the flatbars sitting around have loads of chalk left over on the grips lol.

    I still cant believe rock climbing places wouldn't have it..seems a little ridiculous.
    Been out the game for a little while, but jumpin back in

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