• Ever Wondered Why Gymnasts Are Covered Head to Toe With Chalk? Let Us Explain

    2 monthes ago - By PopSugar

    It's an image you've seen plenty of times before: just before beginning a routine , a gymnast dusts their hands with a white powdery substance. If you've ever been curious about what that powder is or why it's used, we've got answers! Usually just referred to as "chalk," the substance is crucial to helping top-tier gymnasts perform at their best.
    Gymnasts' chalk is an inorganic salt, magnesium carbonate. The most popular and visible form is the dusty powder you're used to seeing during gymnastics meets, but it also can come in solid blocks or even liquid form. Essentially, the chalk is...
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