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    straps vs gloves vs chalk

    which one do you all prefer in terms of helping maintain control of something heavy......I've never cared for gloves....today I used chalk for the first time and it worked incrediblly....helped me maintain hold of the barbell during the deadlift.
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    Originally Posted by tonym9428
    which one do you all prefer in terms of helping maintain control of something heavy......I've never cared for gloves....today I used chalk for the first time and it worked incrediblly....helped me maintain hold of the barbell during the deadlift.
    straps are a cruch build up ur forearms
    forget golves just build up caluses
    chalk is the way to go
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    I don't like gloves and straps are not for me. What sort of chaulk is used? Knowing exactly what type it is will help me source some as it's hard to come by in the UK if you don't know exactly what your looking for.
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    Originally Posted by waz
    I don't like gloves and straps are not for me. What sort of chaulk is used? Knowing exactly what type it is will help me source some as it's hard to come by in the UK if you don't know exactly what your looking for.
    I have no qualms about using things for my hands... gloves, straps, wrist wraps, or chalk. I train doggcrapp style and if I know I'll be failing around rep 8 of something, I don't have a problem using straps to maintain my grip all the way to the 8th rep or higher. Then again, I'm not one to cry about the calouses on my hands, either.

    As for chalk, do you have specialty sporting goods stores in the UK? Here, we have stores called Sports Authority and Johnny Mac's (that might be a local one but Sports Authority is nationwide) that will car a huge array of sports-related equipment. All you need to do is tell a worker there that you need lifting chalk and they'll know what you're talking about.

    OR, you could simply get it from bodybuilding.com if you already order stuff here. A pound will last a LONG time. For me, I'll buy a 2oz brick and I've never actually finished one - I always end up forgetting it at the gym and losing it before I use it all up.

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    No unfortunatly no specalist shops nearby. I'll buy it from bb.com, but only if I can need something else, I'm not paying $24 shipping on a $8 item.
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    Waz, go to your local climbing centre if you have one they will sell you a ton of chalk for a good prices, or go to a sports store and ask im pretty sure they would have some around, perhaps under the counter or something.
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    I used to use sawdust, and it was amzing. Very great grip and no sweating.. I used to buy it in a bottle at dunhams sports for like 3$, but then they closed and know i use gloves
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    Originally Posted by jollyleafman
    I used to use sawdust, and it was amzing. Very great grip and no sweating.. I used to buy it in a bottle at dunhams sports for like 3$, but then they closed and know i use gloves
    Just get some from the playgrounds
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    Man up and use chalk, gloves and straps are for people who are too lazy to build up their grip strength.
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