Barbell Skull Crusher
How to: Barbell Skull Crusher
Primary Muscles Used:Arms, Triceps
Exercise Families:Elbow Extension
- Place a bench vertically behind you. Holding a barbell, lie down on the bench and plant your feet on the floor on either side of the bench, or on the bench itself — whichever is most comfortable. Extend your arms and hold the barbell directly in front of your chest in an overhand grip (palms facing away from your body). This is your starting position.
- Inhale. While keeping your shoulders as still as possible, bend your elbows to lower the barbell towards your forehead.
- Exhale. Using your triceps, extend your elbows to return to the starting position, ensuring that your shoulders, elbows and wrists remain in line with one another at all times. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions.
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