Gym Chalk. Worth it?

The supposed grip strengthening chalk powder provides has taken the sports industry by storm. But does it live up to its reputation? Currently, I have stopped using gym chalk for some time, only because I haven’t got around to the fitness shop. Now from memory, as I compare my grip strength with chalk to now with no chalk, I question its actual function as a grip strengthener. From research it can be seen that chalk is able to improve grip strength by absorbing the sweat from your hands preventing your hands from slipping (Livestrong, 2017). Pull ups are especially known for this tendency to slip, but with chalk you hands will be free of sweat allowing you to gain greater strength.

Pull-up alternative

Although Chalk can improve your grip strength one of the main issues associated with it is the mess it creates. I have noticed that if I use chalk it ends up almost everywhere I touch. If you are running a commercial gym or just want a very clean gym, try using minimal amounts of chalk to avoid mess. If you don’t worry too much about mess, gym chalk could actually be seen to increase the gripping capacity of the weights by coating the bar handle with a slight layer of chalk.

Like coating your weights with chalk to increase its gripping capacity, you should coat your life with the word of God so you will be seen as a Godly person, so as when Jesus comes again he will gather those who follow Him and burn those who are evil. As said in the parable in Matthew 13:24.

‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’

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