Was at the gym this morning, half way through my deads when a gym supervisor interupted me to tell me, 'Sorry you're not allow to use that powder here.'
'Huh?..... you mean this chalk?'
'Yeh, that stuff.'
'Chalk!' I repeated.
'Yeh that's right.'
'Why not?' I asked as I was always careful to keep it in my bag, rub my hands and dust off within my container.
'It's an allergy risk', he replied.
Gobsmacked I replied 'Wow, I better leave my peanut butter and gluten loaded bread in my bag.'
He looked in horror at me for a few seconds before he realised I was joking.
Freaks me out how so many kids, teens and even adults have allergies to all things that were previously normal once upon a time. Something has got to be laden in medicines, water, foods and even the vaccinations to be causing this mass hysteria around allergies so much that you can't lift a bar without worrying about the asthma of another trainee 30 meters across the gym.
Looks like I'll be limited to straps at that gym.
What's next.... illegal to sweat at a gym?