The only reason to really use chalk is if you have sweaty hands. That’s it. The chalk dries up the sweat and presents a clean/rough surface to maximize your “grip area”.
It won’t improve your lifts necessarily, but if you are dropping the weight prematurely because your hands are too sweaty, then yes, chalk will help.[/quote]
Yes, my hands do sweat (urgh) and I do tend to drop the prematurely causing all the trainers in my gym to come warn me not to drop the weight. It happens when my deadlifts go up to about 315.
Thanks everyone for all your responses! I am going to buy some chalk right before I lift tomorrow!