Most gyms ban chalk because of the mess it makes. However, anyone who has lifted anything heavy knows the struggle of being able to hold on to the weights effectively. At Jtab Training, we not only allow chalk, but encourage people to use it. There are straps available, but utilizing them too often won't strengthen your grip or forearm development. The next time you feel your hands slipping, "get a grip" and reach for the chalk instead of the straps.