Strength

Barbell Skull Crusher

The Barbell Skull Crusher targets your triceps for improved arm strength and definition. This exercise involves lowering a weight towards your forehead while lying down. Enhance your upper arm strength today.
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Barbell Skull Crusher instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Sit down on a flat bench and hold a barbell with both hands.
2
Lie back onto the bench and extend your arms perpendicular to your body, making sure the barbell is above your chest.
3
Without moving your upper arms, lower the barbell towards your forehead, bending your elbows as you do so.
4
Pause briefly when the barbell is almost in contact with your forehead.
5
Return the barbell to the starting position and repeat for the programmed number of reps. Be careful to always keep your elbows in the same spot.
Sit down on a flat bench and hold a barbell with both hands.
Lie back onto the bench and extend your arms perpendicular to your body, making sure the barbell is above your chest.
Without moving your upper arms, lower the barbell towards your forehead, bending your elbows as you do so.
Pause briefly when the barbell is almost in contact with your forehead.
Return the barbell to the starting position and repeat for the programmed number of reps. Be careful to always keep your elbows in the same spot.
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