Barbell Lying Triceps Extension "Skull Crusher"

Barbell Lying Triceps Extension "Skull Crusher"

Classification

Utility: Basic
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Push

Instructions

Preparation

Lie on bench with narrow overhand grip on barbell. Position barbell over shoulders with arms extended.

Execution

Lower bar to forehead by bending elbows. Extend arms and repeat.

Comments

Slow barbell's descent as it approaches forehead. Exercise can also be performed with elbow traveling slightly back during extension. With this altered form, barbell essentially moves in straight line, up and down, over forehead. Either straight barbell or EZ barbell can be used. See Lying Triceps Extension Bench with rack.


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