Skull crushers



  • I did some of these the other night instead of close grip benching. Holy shit the tri's are killing me ! obviously you have to lift a lot less than when benching but the pain and discomfort means they must be good. Does anyone else do these ? I'm certainly going to throw them in every now and again from now on. Not counting warm ups I only did 3 sets of five as well so hardly overdoing it !



  • I can't imagine what one of those is? Can you explain please?



  • hate them, but have them in my programme all the time, so they must be good!! Along with close grip bench when on chest days.



  • [quote name='Hooroo']I can't imagine what one of those is? Can you explain please?[/quote]

    Pictures speak louder than words Hooroo....definitely up there as one of my hatiest exercises xzxcool

    [img]http://www.fitnessvancouver.ca/anatomyassets/e-skull-crusher-bb1.gif[/img]

    I unrack the bar from the bench to do them, give them a go !



  • Oh yeah, I know those!! Cheers for that



  • [quote name='Hooroo']Oh yeah, I know those!! Cheers for that[/quote]

    I don't wear a pink singlet when I do them and my hair is shorter !



  • Yeah I used to do a few when I had the free weights available.

    Doing these and a cable variant:

    [url="http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Triceps/DBOneArmTriExt.html"]http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Tri ... riExt.html[/url]



  • [quote name='Scorz']Yeah I used to do a few when I had the free weights available.

    Doing these and a cable variant:

    [url="http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Triceps/DBOneArmTriExt.html"]http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Tri ... riExt.html[/url][/quote]

    Someone took your weights ? I'm generally not a fan of that one armed stuff cos my right arm can never quite get as many good reps as my left. A bit like when Arnie held Sully over the cliff in Commando with his "weak arm"



  • [quote name='MN5'][quote name='Scorz']Yeah I used to do a few when I had the free weights available.

    Doing these and a cable variant:

    [url="http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Triceps/DBOneArmTriExt.html"]http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Tri ... riExt.html[/url][/quote]

    Someone took your weights ? I'm generally not a fan of that one armed stuff cos my right arm can never quite get as many good reps as my left. A bit like when Arnie held Sully over the cliff in Commando with his "weak arm"[/quote]Little bro needed them for training for the cops, and my pad has a cable machine.

    Do more on the right then, build it up mate! Triceps are crucial for snowboarding (getting up off your ass after doing bindings up/bailing) and I found those got them cranking more than close grip BP's.



  • [quote name='Scorz'][quote name='MN5'][quote name='Scorz']Yeah I used to do a few when I had the free weights available.

    Doing these and a cable variant:

    [url="http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Triceps/DBOneArmTriExt.html"]http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Tri ... riExt.html[/url][/quote]

    Someone took your weights ? I'm generally not a fan of that one armed stuff cos my right arm can never quite get as many good reps as my left. A bit like when Arnie held Sully over the cliff in Commando with his "weak arm"[/quote]Little bro needed them for training for the cops, and my pad has a cable machine.

    Do more on the right then, build it up mate! Triceps are crucial for snowboarding (getting up off your ass after doing bindings up/bailing) and I found those got them cranking more than close grip BP's.[/quote]

    Don't worry dude I do but I'm sure everyone agrees that they are a tiny bit weaker on their less dominant side ie when benching to failure my right side gives out before my left. Its not like I have one huge arm and the other a twig ! strangely enough I can grip harder with my right which may be because that is my fretting hand while playing bass.



  • Skull Crushers have been in and out of my workout for the last 3 years... i usually cycle Cable extensions, standing behind the head dumbell extensions, dips (slow on the decline stresses the tris massively) and my current fave, lying tri dumbbell extensions (10 across the chest, 10 behind the head) - I find these give me the best burn atm.



  • Did some more the other night and feeling a "good" hurt after adding a couple of kg to them. They are an exercise I love and hate equally I think !


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