Back to basics essentials: the chin-up bar

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We continue with our countdown of the top ten fitness equipment essentials for going back to basics.

The chin up is a highly effective exercise for building strength

#4- The Chin-Up bar.
Made famous by Rocky (and possibly every fighting montage that has ever been created), the chin-up bar is a mainstay of any strength-training program. Promising massive benefits for your lats, arms, abdominals and core stabilisers, the humble chin-up is possibly the most effective upper body exercise out there. Many chin-up bars offer easy attachment to doorframes without leaving marks or requiring any drilling.