In some sports competitions such as parallel bars, weightlifting, and rings, athletes will carefullyapply a layer of white powder on their hands and equipment before the official competition. What is it doing?
Usually, athletes often sweat when they are in the game, which is very unfavorable for athletes. Because the slippery palm will reduce the friction, so that the athlete can not hold the device, not only affects the quality of the action, but also causes the athlete to fall from the device, causing mistakes and even injuries.
To this end, athletes should apply a special anti-skid powder commonly known as "magnesium powder", its composition is magnesium carbonate (MgCO2), non-toxic, tasteless, stable in the air, athletes are safe and reliable.
Magnesium carbonate is finely ground, very light in weight and has a strong hygroscopic effect. It absorbs the palm of the sweat and increases the coefficient of friction between the palm and the instrument. The greater the coefficient of friction, the greater the static friction, and the safety factor is increased. The athlete can grip the device, making the hand feel stronger when holding the device, which is conducive to improving the quality of the action.
If you do not use anti-slip agent such as “magnesium powder”, it is difficult for athletes to complete the difficult movement of the large swing type on the horizontal bar, the lifting ring and the parallel bars. It is therefore known that the importance of the “magnesium powder” is carefully rubbed before the athletes wear the instruments. It is.