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Derek Weaver 10-08-2010 12:33 PM

Liquid Grip
Anyone familiar with this stuff?

I'm not forced to workout in a commercial gym, making chalk problematic at best. No big deal if I work at night and the staff isn't around, but during the day people get pissed off.

I saw this at this site: http://www.jackalsgym.com/store.aspx...M-LIQGRIPCOMBO.

Just curious if anyone here has used it and whether it is a reasonable alternative to chalk given the circumstances.

Jarod Barker 10-08-2010 01:05 PM

It's ok. I don't think it'll ever replace chalk, but it keeps your hands dry. It makes a thin layer, so it's not like really chalking up before a heavy clean or farmer's walk, but it gets the job done better than just trying to dry your hands off between sets. No sense in trying to put globs on though, it still turns into a thin layer. Doesn't smell too bad either, a bit like coconut.

Donald Lee 10-08-2010 01:37 PM

I use another brand of liquid chalk.

I've only used it for deadlifts and chinups, so I don't know how it holds up for use with conditioning. Rock climbers seem to use it though, from the Google search I did on it. In addition to what Chad wrote, you don't have to re-chalk with liquid chalk, which is a definite plus. Since you don't have to apply that much per use, it's not all too expensive either. I'd buy at least two at a time if you're purchasing it over the internet though b/c of shipping costs.

Derek Weaver 10-08-2010 04:37 PM

I'll check into some other stuff. Sounds like this may be a decent alternative.

No plans on using it for any sort of conditioning work, so no worries.

I don't really do the O-Lifts at all anymore, so I'd only need it for chins/pull ups, deadlift variations, maybe some sort of dumbbell work I guess.

Thanks for the replies

Derek Simonds 10-09-2010 03:58 AM

I got some at a tournament earlier this year. It works just as described.

Justin Arnold 10-10-2010 12:01 PM

I've tried liquid chalk for climbing a couple times in the 10 years that I've been bouldering and don't like it. Ironically, I could see it being perfect for weightlifting. The thin even layer seems better for not loading up the bar knurling with excess chalk than a bucket with gymnastic stuff.

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