Lifting chalk (Chalk Monster) is one of the best tools you can use to help you increase your strength, size, and performance in the gym. Lifting chalk is made of magnesium carbonate — it’s not the same chalk you use on a blackboard. Most commonly, you’ll see bodybuilders, Olympic lifters and CrossFitters chalking up. The primary reason is to dry out the sweat on damp hands so that you can get a better grip on the barbell or the pull-up bar. If your hands are slick, some weight is just too heavy to hold on to.
Grip strength is an extremely important element of your performance in the weight room, whether you’re lifting weights like bench press, rows, farmers' walks, heavy deadlifts or gymnastic movements like pull-ups or muscle-ups. If you’re grip strength goes, so goes your full potential at maximizing gains.
So how do you get a stronger grip? Well, you can train it a number of different ways, such as performing heavy shrugs, farmer’s walks, deadlifts (with an overhand grip — no mix grips) heavy rack pulls, and so on.
But sometimes you need a little help. And that’s where CHALK MONSTER comes in.