Sunday, 15 June 2008

Skull Crushers

Skull crushers, also known as lying tricep extensions or french extensions are a strength exercise used to train the Triceps.

Skull cruchers are probably the best exercise for training the Triceps as it hits every part of the Triceps from the Lats to the elbow giving you a full Triceps workout.

If your looking to support your bench press and also give your arms a bit more thickness then skull crushers are the exercise to do. If you carry out this exercise as part of your triceps workout then you are sure to start seeing an increase in size and strength in a short period of time.

Skull Crushers

- Barbell or EZ Bar of desired weight

Preparation - Lie flat on a bench holding your bar with an overhand grip and your elbows bent so the bar is above your head in roughly the 10:00 o'clock postion of a clock. Make sure your elbows are tucked in.

Movement - Bring the barbell/EZ bar down toward your forehead making sure that your elbows do not move throughout the movement. Once the bar is down near your forehead engage your Triceps to push the bar back to the starting position, again making sure your elbows do not move.

Reps/Sets 8 to 12 reps for 4 sets

Skull Crushers Video