How to Apply Weightlifting Chalk

Step-by-step Instructions

Here is what you need to do...
Step 1

Purchase a block of weightlifting chalk and keep it in a tupperware container that is similar size to the block of chalk. This container will be used to keep the chalk firm and wont make a mess.

Step 2

Pick up the chalk in one hand and rub it on the two joints of your hands, top of your palm and middle of each finger. Then apply to other hand as well.

Step 3

Those two joints should be lightly covered with chalk, not completely white. If you use too much you will just be wasting it and making a mess, and if you use too little just apply more.

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Difficulties people often experience or parts that need special attention to do it right.

Find a container that is similar in size to prevent getting chalk all over the gym.

Stuff You'll Need

Brand Product Price
Chalk $17.46

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New Rules of Lifting $12.82

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I use weightlifting chalk for all my heavy compound lifts, like bench, deadlift, military press, and shrugs. Chalk is a great alternative to straps, and allows you to lift/bare more weight because of the increased grip/friction on your hands.

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