Whether you’re a novice weightlifter, an expert rock climber, a professional gymnast, or a full-time pole dancer, we all have stumbled upon this one question: “Are gym chalk and climbing chalk the same?” As much as your gut instincts are telling you that chalk is chalk, we need to first understand what all this “chalk” is really about.
There are plenty of things that can go wrong in a pole routine. Maybe you have a wardrobe malfunction, you forget your place like I did during a competition, or—worst of all—you fall. When you’re performing and you make a mistake, you might want to let out an expletive or stop or even get up and run off the stage. But, as they say in theatre, the show must go on! Here are my top five tips for handling mistakes onstage:
We all sweat. Some more than others. But when you're playing sports, it can become overly annoying. Sweating is a natural bodily function in which the body releases moisture, sometimes odorless, to help retain your body’s temperature. There are millions of sweat glands around your body, but here are the most common places that we sweat from:
Rock climbers attest to the fact that there are some mountains that cannot be climbed without the assistance of hand chalk due to steep inclines. Although there is a possibility of gloves being damaged due to the terrain, that problem does not exist for hand chalk since it is a product that is applied directly onto one’s hands, merely forming a barrier of chalk between one’s hands and the environment.