Henchmen: Chima

“Like pretty much everybody else every year, you make a resolution – and in this case, the resolution took me to HENCH, and it worked out rather better than my previous attempts… This seemed to represent something different – and it is.” Like all of our members, Chima has an extremely busy life outside of the gym with huge demands on his time. As a PHD student, he spends most days writing for up to 10 hours a day – leaving little time for much else. This year, Chima heeded the advice of some of his family members who worked with us before. He abandoned the commercial gym to try something different and in 2017 he has went from zero to 12 (twelve!) bodyweight Chin-Ups, put 39% on his Squat, 31% on his Bench Press, increased his Farmer’s Walk by 41% whilst simultaneously increasing several measures of overall fitness by as much as 25% – all this whilst losing 12kg on the scales! HENCH is dedicated to the pursuit of strength, wellbeing and resilience. Independent, locally owned since 2012. Results-driven training gym Belfast City Centre.

 

Michael

What’s more impressive than carrying almost 500lbs for 100 feet? More impressive than rowing and skiing within 15% of the world record? More impressive than losing 22lbs of body fat and packing on a stone of lean muscle? More impressive than being able to knock out just under ten Chin-Ups at over 16 stone bodyweight? What Michael has achieved transcends all of these immense feats, and in truth ...

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Ali

“So in 2012 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes... and probably a year in, I started to actually lose control over it." Ali was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as an adult, just four years ago and after seeing a video from HENCH online she contacted us in the hope that she could regain control of her health. She did just this, and a whole lot more – and for this we are extremely proud. Ali is a...

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David

From being a self-confessed commercial gym rat, who began to feel pain and discomfort at work, due to unknowingly reinforcing dysfunctional movement patterns with his training, to become the healthiest, strongest, leanest and most athletic he’s been in his life. David’s Performance Data: – 22 X Bodyweight Chin-Ups – Double Body Weight Farmer’s Walks – 140kg Beltless, Barefoot Squats for reps – ...

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