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Old 02-03-2013, 07:55 PM   #41
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What does liquid chalk do? Just like regular chalk gymnasts use? I never used chalk before.

I'm thinking of going straps route. They'll help me also with weighted pullups as weights get heavier. Which strap do you recommend? And I should only use them on heavy DL sets, correct? Where can I learn how to use straps correctly?

My gym requires shoes as well, but I workout late at night so not many people notice. I'm going to stick with barefoot for now. It feels the best for me.

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I workout in a corporate gym where shoes are mandatory. I wouldn't dead lift barefoot even if I could. I wear Nike Frees. I also ran into grip issues above 315 lbs., so I use liquid chalk or my straps when I perform my heavy sets. I disagree that the use of straps altogether is bad. That would be akin to saying that wrapping your knees during heavy squats is "bad for your squat". All the strap does is provide grip on what is otherwise a slippery bar. You are NOT suspending weight from your wrists using the strap (...and if you are, you're using the strap incorrectly, and good luck hoping that a strap is going to "hold onto" heavy weight on its own). I only use straps on my heavy set(s) however, and those sets range from 1-3 reps.

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Old 02-03-2013, 07:59 PM   #42
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What does liquid chalk do? Just like regular chalk gymnasts use? I never used chalk before.

I'm thinking of going straps route. They'll help me also with weighted pullups as weights get heavier. Which strap do you recommend? And I should only use them on heavy DL sets, correct? Where can I learn how to use straps correctly?

My gym requires shoes as well, but I workout late at night so not many people notice. I'm going to stick with barefoot for now. It feels the best for me.
It's just cleaner/less messy. It's in the form of a lotion. It works wonderfully!!! My straps are made by Harbinger, and they can be found at Sport Chalet, Big 5, etc. As far as using them correctly, I can make a quick YouTube video for you when you get them.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:08 PM   #43
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:43 PM   #44
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Zoo I don't think you are at the point where straps are
Justified.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:00 PM   #45
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:08 AM   #46
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I also agree.

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Zoo I don't think you are at the point where straps are
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Thanks, I'll hold on getting straps for now, I'll give it another 6 weeks to see how things go.
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It's just cleaner/less messy. It's in the form of a lotion. It works wonderfully!!! My straps are made by Harbinger, and they can be found at Sport Chalet, Big 5, etc. As far as using them correctly, I can make a quick YouTube video for you when you get them.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:51 PM   #53
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What do you use to wax your legs hair? So sexy. Or did you achieve that sexiness via laser?

I see few guys wearing those at my gym. Do you DL and squat in them? Do they feel good?

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^^Sick! Personally I still prefer my veebs though, use them for everything.

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I see few guys wearing those at my gym. Do you DL and squat in them? Do they feel good?
Yessir... Feels good brah! Seriously my most comfortable shoe. All my lifting and running is done with my vibrams as well. I used to lift barefoot, but prefer the veebs. You have all the same benefits as going barefoot, but with added grip. The pronounced toe separation also helps a bit.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:31 PM   #56
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I found many different Vibrams, which one to get? I wanna order it on Amazon, is it true to size? Should I get 9.5 or a 10? Don't tell me to go try them in a store.

This looks like yours.
http://www.amazon.com/Vibram-M4438-F...=pd_sbs_shoe_4

I did some research and many people do recommend them for squatting and DLs. Do you wear toe-socks with them when working out? How often do you wash them in washer?

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Old 02-05-2013, 05:37 PM   #57
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Lol read the damn sizing chart and stop freaking out.

Wash them when you feel they are dirty.

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I found many different Vibrams, which one to get? I wanna order it on Amazon, is it true to size? Should I get 9.5 or a 10? Don't tell me to go try them in a store.

This looks like yours.
http://www.amazon.com/Vibram-M4438-F...=pd_sbs_shoe_4

I did some research and many people do recommend them for squatting and DLs. Do you wear toe-socks with them when working out? How often do you wash them in washer?
personally, i like the bikilas. their website has a very, very helpful sizing chart and also helpful descriptions for each model. wash them in the washer when you feel they're dirty and let them air dry. toe socks are unnecessary.
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Zoo, I just reread your last post and imagined you having an anxiety attack over Vibrams.
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