Weight Lifting chalk or Gym Chalk, is one of the best tools you can use to help you increase your size, strength and performance in the gym. Weightlifting chalk is made of magnesium carbonate. It’s not the same chalk you use on a black-board. In most instances you will see bodybuilders, Olympic lifters and CrossFitters across Australia chalking up. The main reason is to dry out the sweat on damp hands so that you can get a better grip on the barbell or the pull-up bar. If your hands are slick, some weight is just too heavy to hold on to.
Hand grip strength is an extremely vital element of your performance in the weights room, whether you’re lifting weights like bench press, rows, farmers’ walks, heavy deadlifts or gymnastic movements like pull-ups or muscle-ups. If your hand grip strength goes, so goes your full potential at maximising gains.
How do you get a stronger grip? You can train it a number of different ways, such as performing heavy shrugs, farmer’s walks, deadlifts (with an overhand grip — no mix grips) heavy rack pulls and so on.
Sometimes you need a hand. And that’s where gym chalk comes in.
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