Skull Crusher - Instructions, Variations & Alternatives
Also known as
- Lying Triceps Extension
- French Press
- Nose Breaker
How to perform
Skull Crusher - Starting position
Skull Crusher - Muscle Under Tension
Set up & Starting position (lying, bent over with cable machine or seated with specific machine)
Grasp the weight using a close pronated (overhand) grip about shoulder-width apart, and carefully extend your arms straight forward so that your arms are vertical to your torso. Keep elbow slightly bent.
Keeping your upper arms fixed, inhale as you flex your elbows and lower the weight toward your face in a smooth semi-circular motion.
Exhale as you extend your elbows and take the weights back to the starting position.