Gym Chalk

Grip Strength, Gym Chalk -

Do you want a smoother, more fluid mace flow? It's all about controlling your grip and knowing when to relax and contract. Tyler Valencia, President of KIPS, and Shawn Corkery, Co-Owner of Genesis Flow, discuss hand grip during a mace flow and how it translates to athletic performance. Check it out! You can view a full breakdown of Shawn's mace flow here. If you want to optimize your grip control, try applying some chalk to your hands first. Now grab your mace and start flowing!

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Gym Chalk, Hand Care -

As we all know, kettlebell lifting can wreak havoc on your hands. I, for one, often feel self-conscious giving people a high five because of the blood blisters, callouses, or giant patches of dry skin on my hands. In some gym cultures, ripping your hand is a glorified battle wound that shows you gave your all in a workout. In the kettlebell world, ripping your hand totally sucks because it means your technique was off and/or you might not be able to train tomorrow. Even if you don't particularly care what your hands look like, there are several factors to keep in...

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Gym Chalk, Kettlebell Sport -

Most of the top kettlebell sport lifters are very chalk happy - and for good reason. We explain why here. Once you reach professional level weights, chalk becomes a greater necessity. The stress on your hands and grip is amplified and a quality chalk job is a lifter’s best friend.   What makes for a good chalk job?  Preferences vary according to: type of lift (i.e. long cycle or snatch), amount of weight, and lifting conditions (i.e. humidity). We have found that most advanced lifters (especially snatchers) prefer a smooth, thick, even layer of chalk on their kettlebell.  Like so......

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Gym Chalk, Kettlebell Sport -

You open up the box to your shiny, new kettlebell and ask yourself, “why would I want to cover this nice, smooth handle with a bunch of chalk?” Answer: It’s all about friction, baby. In Kettlebell Sport, efficiency is the name of the game. If the kettlebell handle is slippery, you have to squeeze it tighter to hold on, fatiguing your muscles faster. Once your grip goes, the kettlebell slips out of your hand, prematurely ending your set. Here is the gripping truth: A slick kettlebell will actually cause blisters!!! Long sets make you sweat, and sweat makes your hands wet. Moisture...

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Gym Chalk, New product -

We are so excited to announce the launch of our new VIKN Performance Chalk.   VIKN Performance Chalk is perfect for all fitness activities that require grip.  From climbing to kettlebell to gymnastics to Strongman lifting to Olympic Weightlifting and Crossfit, our fitness chalk will keep you focused on your activity so you don't have to worry about losing your grip.   In a battle against sweat, VIKN Performance Chalk is a high quality, chunk style chalk that is easily applied to hands and equipment to absorb perspiration.  Nobody wants slippery grip to be an excuse for the next gym fail video so...

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