Fitness cheat 101 – Grip

We’re not a fan of cheaters at Chin Strapped and certainly don’t want to encourage short cuts. It’ll do you no good. Nevertheless it’s important to identify the crucial skills and strengths that are integral to most exercises. Work on those, and your weaker routines should get easier. And cue.. the latest in a long list…

Golden rules of a ‘bulking’ diet

I am not going to try to tell you a complete scientific breakdown of the foods that fuel muscle growth, nor am I going to write you a supplement list as long as your arm! I will keep my advice in this area brief and easy to follow. PROTEIN is key, ideally from high quality…

Who needs weights?… Within reason

CrossFit – Forging elite athletes, or so they say.  And it’s time to see what’s what.It’s a way of integrating cardio vascular training with full body muscular stimulation. And I’m going to incorporate this intense endurance training technique into my regime and present the results over the next few months.Mainly using lighter weights and higher…

Rueben McIlrath PT talks ‘getting bigger’

Standing at the top of the stairs in my local gym, it wouldn’t be long to find out why most guys go to the gym. I’d maybe need to spend about five minutes asking the dudes that very question as they enter. The response would almost unanimously “to get bigger.” While highly disputed with an…