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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by big_john127, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. big_john127 Profess¡onal Lurker

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    My gym just disalowed the use of chalk. I'd like to replace my gym but I don't know yet if I can with another in the area. I live in a really small and shitty town. So I ask the S&P, is there a viable replacement for chalk? stickum?
     
  2. Chaseg1520 Green Belt

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    My gym did the same thing... ridiculous...
     
  3. big_john127 Profess¡onal Lurker

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    Damn straight it is.

    If I had more time I'm sure I can make a case for tort liability due to creation of risk...

    No chalk= poor grip
    Poor grip on PP = injury

    something along those lines...
     
  4. Chaos Mitten** Banned Banned

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    Just sneak it in and wipe off the bar when you're done.
     
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    Rosin, you can get small, easy to conceal can or use a bag, almost like pitchers use, I prefer the can. I think Rosin works even better than chalk, it is sort of flesh colored, so its undectable,

    I actually think its better than chalk, because it has some grit in it, which gives you better traction
     
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    liquid chalk?
     
  7. big_john127 Profess¡onal Lurker

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    Thanks for the input, I appreciate it greatly.
    *off to buy rosin*
     
  8. Chaseg1520 Green Belt

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    same stuff used on a violin?
     
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    here is a pic
     
  10. w0cyru01 Purple Belt

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    Ask fatty

    LiquidGrip I think?
     
  11. Jaydoogan Guest

    use some sap , grab a pinecone off a tree that stuff sticks good ball players use it to grip bats sometimes . it could bother you tho /
     
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    I use liquid chalk it's clear, works well, and is >$4 a bottle.
     
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    John, you're a giant. Just use the chalk. No one is going to say anything to you.
     
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    Rosin!
    I got a bag made for bowling but it's the same stuff as all the other rosin I think...

    some site had someone looking down upon rosin as a chalk alternative because he says it makes your hand sticky and gives more calluses...my calluses didn't flare up today wearing rosin and deadlift felt lighter

    he also said that rosin is ILLEGAL in weightlifting competiotion
     
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    My advice for the no-chalk rule...Keep using chalk

    True Story: My gym had a blatant NO CHALK rule, and I got yelled at a few times for it. But with my thick skull I get pissed off and either just ignore them, or comeback with tons of smartass remarks. Needless to say, I went in about 3 weeks ago and posted around the gym were a couple of signs that read

    "Using Chalk? Please Clean Up After So As To Not Leave A Mess"

    Just get yelled at, yell back at them, make a stand, and you'll be fine.

    The gym I go to disallowed using barbells outside the cage, I do all my deads/cleans/snatches outside...After a few weeks, they took the signs down
     
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    I've use grrrip plus in the past. It's pretty close to chalk.
     
  19. RemyR Red Belt Platinum Member

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    If my gym disallowed chalk the substituting I would be doing is my gym membership.
     
  20. Snitz Guest

    Just sneak it in, be extra careful not to make a mess and be courteous.
     

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