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    Need some help lads.


    What's up guys? Hope you're all training and dieting well!

    As the title says, I need some help with something. Today I was doing arms in the gym and the particular training schedule I had planned incorporated hammer curls. In the gym I go to, the dumbbell handles are a mixture of plastic and metal and so after a few sets when they get a bit sweaty it's difficult to keep the hammer curl grip as the dumbbell slides down. So I use a little chalk. But not just for arm days, I use chalk for leg days when I'm deadlifting, back days when I'm doing shrugs and rows and chest days when I'm benching and doing flyes. I was approached by a manager of the gym I go to (rudely in the middle of a set which started to annoy me) and asked not to use chalk. I asked why and these were his arguments:

    1) It's messy
    2) It's bad for asthmatic people
    3) The gym doesn't allow it because it's "not a professional weight lifting gym"

    My retorts:

    1) Chalk disappears with a wipe of a hand. Hardly messy (and I'm a tidy guy anyway). Further, is sweat not messy? All the drips of sweat and the leftovers on the benches? Does the gym not allow sweating?
    2) Granted, chalk is probably bad for an asthmatic person. However, if one person using chalk (and I'm the only one) is enough to cause a health hazard for a such a person, he/she must be severely asthmatic which begs the question: why is he/she in a gym anyway?
    3) What constitutes a "professional weight lifting gym"? There are free weights present, people lift them, it is a weight lifting gym. Further, there is nothing in the terms and conditions which I agreed to which states that chalk is not allowed. Weight lifting belts are allowed for back support; why is chalk apparently not allowed for grip support?

    I'm in the process of writing a formal complaint so I can possibly allow the use of chalk (even if I'm the only one). My questions for the forum are, what is wrong with chalk? Am I in the right or in the wrong? If not/if so, why? What are your opinions on the matter?

    Thank you for reading and I look forward to your opinions!
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    biggest problem is that for every person like you that cleans their mess, theres 5 ******* weekend warrior phaggots that dont. think about it, how often do people leave plates laying around, dumbells off the rack, weights ln the barbell, wipe their sweat? point is, if they allow chalk, those phags that ruin everything will use it and make a huge mess

    look up rosin bag. leave it in your pocket or gym bag when you use it so it wont make a big ass cloud of powder for the workers to see
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnionKnight View Post
    biggest problem is that for every person like you that cleans their mess, theres 5 ******* weekend warrior phaggots that dont. think about it, how often do people leave plates laying around, dumbells off the rack, weights ln the barbell, wipe their sweat? point is, if they allow chalk, those phags that ruin everything will use it and make a huge mess

    look up rosin bag. leave it in your pocket or gym bag when you use it so it wont make a big ass cloud of powder for the workers to see
    That's very true. I do get really annoyed when I'm looking for a 10kg plate or something and there are none on the racks because people have used them for the bench and left them after they're done. I do find it ironic, however, that there are signs everywhere asking people to put their weights back yet somehow the management team finds the audacity to ask me not to use chalk because it's messy when other problems are still at large. Further, I'm literally the only person who uses chalk in the gym I go to so it's not like chalk mess would be a big problem relative to the sweat-related and leftover-weight-related issues.

    EDIT: I do have a rosin bag, which is one of the reasons I don't make a mess !
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    Maybe he's just one of those insecure douche bags in a management position that feels the need to throw what little power he has around because something he doesn't like on a personal level... All to common

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