What is gym chalk?
Chalk is magnesium carbonate and helps to ensure a proper grip by absorbing the moisture from your palms and fingers. Chalk is one of the best ways to get a firm grip, which is why weightlifters, CrossFit practitioners and strongman use it. It is mostly used for heavy barbell exercises, chins and dips, but also in principle everything that requires a firm grip to maximize your lift.
What are the different types of chalk?
We offer two different types of chalk, one in solid form, gym chalk, also called block chalk and one in liquid form, liquid chalk. Gym chalk are solid blocks, which are made of magnesium carbonate. The advantages of gym chalk are that you can use it on the clothes at e.g. log press, squats and other exercises, to reduce the risk of the bar slipping on the clothes. Gym chalk does not need drying time, and thus you can take it directly on your hands and then lift without having to wait.
What is liquid chalk?
Liquid chalk is a bottle of chalk that's in liquid form. The advantages of liquid chalk are that it does not dust, which means that it is allowed in more gyms than gym chalk, and that it does not get on the clothes as easily by mistake. Should liquid chalk now still get on the clothes, it does not dry and thus does not give the same positive effect by creating the same anti-slip protection as gym chalk does.
Gym chalk prevents damage
Chalk helps protect the skin on your hands by drying it out and forming a thin magnesium carbonate barrier between the skin and the barbell. This layer will help protect the skin on the palms from tearing, especially the top of calluses that are prone to tearing when they are sweaty. Using it can also help protect against the damage that occurs when you feel you are losing grip and trying to bounce the bar in your hands to get a better grip. Doing so can hurt your back and put unnecessary stress on your joints. Using chalk, especially for heavy sets, helps you keep in perfect shape throughout the lift and allows you to squeeze out the extra repetitions!
The story behind our liquid chalk
We do not have to hide that chalk is generally a fairly "boring" product, as there is not much potential for improvement, as it is already a very good and well-thought-out product. On the other hand, we sat in 2021 and discussed a lot about how we can stand out with our particular chalk in different ways, and we then came up with the brilliant idea of adding color to our liquid chalk. "Why should liquid chalk always be white" we thought. We then started experimenting with different dyes, and finally we found one that did not stain clothes or affect the function of the chalk negatively. While we were developing this, one of us even came up with the idea of adding some fragrance. Said and done, in 2022 we presented, what we think we are first in Europe and maybe even the world, a liquid chalk that is in the color blue and with a fresh scent of citrus.
Get a firm grip at the gym with gym chalk
Achieving a good grip at the gym is crucial for an effective and safe workout. This is where gym chalk comes into play. Gym chalk helps you improve your grip by absorbing moisture and sweat from your hands, reducing the risk of losing your hold and control over your equipment.
Gym chalk is particularly useful for athletes and exercisers who participate in activities that require a lot of grip strength, such as weightlifting, climbing, gymnastics, and CrossFit. By applying gym chalk to your hands, you get a dry and stable surface that makes it easier to hold onto weights, climbing holds, and other training equipment. Moreover, gym chalk can help prevent chafing and blisters, providing a more comfortable workout experience.
There are different types of gym chalk to choose from, including classic chalk blocks, chalk powder, and liquid chalk. Liquid chalk is a convenient and less messy option that quickly dries on your hands and offers a long-lasting effect, while the traditional chalk powder provides an immediate dry feel and can be applied more precisely to specific areas of the hand.
No matter which type of gym chalk you choose, it's important to remember to use it sparingly and only apply it to the areas where you need extra grip. This helps you avoid unnecessary waste and keep your training area clean and safe.
So, if you want to enhance your performance at the gym and reduce the risk of injuries, gym chalk is an excellent tool to ensure a firm and reliable grip during your workouts.