Friday, 28 December 2012

Triceps Skull Crushers

Skull crushers, aka Barbell Lying Triceps Extensions, work primarily the long and medial heads of the triceps. Building up the long head adds size to the inner-bottom portion of the arm, which helps add overall height to your arms. It’ll also make your arms come out bigger if you ever decide to measure them…having a well-developed long head can push you from a meager 18 inches to the big 2-0.Load an EZ bar with weight plates, lay down on a flat bench, and extend your arms straight overhead. Without moving your upper arms at all, slowly bend your arms at the elbow and lower the EZ bar back beyond your head until your arms hit a 90 degree angle. Forcefully extend your arms upwards and hold the contraction at the top for 1 second.Some people like to lower the weight directly to their forehead. I prefer (and recommend) lowering the weight behind your head because it’ll take a lot of stress off of the elbow joint and displace it all onto the triceps. I also kinda like not having to worry about crushing my face like the name implies

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