SINGLE-ARM DUMBBELL SKULLCRUSHERS

SINGLE-ARM DUMBBELL SKULLCRUSHERS


VIDEO DEMO:


EXERCISE INSTRUCTIONS:

  • SETUP: Lie on a flat bench and take a dumbbell above chest level in a neutral-grip (palms facing in). Keep your chest up & shoulders pinned back to maintain good posture throughout the move.
  • REP: Lower the weight behind your head by bending at the elbow (try to keep your elbow locked in place, don’t let it drift out), then press the dumbbell back up and squeeze the life outta your triceps.
  • TIP: Notice how I don’t begin the rep with the weight directly above my chest? Instead, I let my arm drift back until the dumbbell is about level with my eyes. You see, when the weight is dead above our chest we receive too much assitance from the chest & shoulders, taking away from the muscle we are actually trying to work. By using this new start position, we force the triceps to be the driving muscle in every rep!

MUSCLES WORKED BY THIS EXERCISE:

  • Arms (Triceps)
SKULLCRUSHERS MUSCLES WORKED

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