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Old 10-08-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
Derek Weaver
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Default 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.
And if you don't think kettleball squat cleans are difficult, I say, step up to the med-ball
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:05 PM   #2
Jarod Barker
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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.
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:37 PM   #3
Donald Lee
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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.
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:37 PM   #4
Derek Weaver
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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
And if you don't think kettleball squat cleans are difficult, I say, step up to the med-ball
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:58 AM   #5
Derek Simonds
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I got some at a tournament earlier this year. It works just as described.
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin

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Old 10-10-2010, 01:01 PM   #6
Justin Arnold
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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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