Workout Tips

Chalk Your Hands to Maximize Your Weightlifting Gains

Is chalk a banned substance at your gym? What they don't know won't hurt them.

by
Chalk Your Hands to Maximize Your Weightlifting Gains

Hand Chalking Tips

You can use chalk effectively and stay tidy with the following four steps:

1. USE A PLASTIC CONTAINER

This is your first line of defense. Secure the lid with a rubber band and keep it in your gym bag.

2. KEEP YOUR BAG NEARBY

If your gym allows it, carry a gym bag from station to station so you confine the resultant chalk dust to the inside of your bag.

3. USE THE BLOCK

Chalk is sold in wrapped blocks. Rub chalk on your hands with the main block instead of reaching for a handful of powder.

4. ERASE THE EVIDENCE

Wipe down the bar. If the chalk isn’t there when you’re done, your gym’s staff can’t complain.

Pages
Comments