STRETCH SKULLCRUSHERS

Written by Russ Howe PTI, and most recently updated 4 days ago.

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VIDEO DEMO:


EXERCISE INSTRUCTIONS:

  • SETUP: Lie on a flat bench, and take an EZ-bar up above your chest with arms fully extended. I like to use the narrow-grip of the EZ-bar, but you can use the wider grip if it feels more comfortable to you.
  • REP: Lower the bar behind your head, while keeping your elbows locked in place, don’t let them flare out. This would be a good position to press from, but we are going to make this exercise harder… Let your elbows drift back even further, placing the triceps under maximum stretch (see video), then return them to the current position and press the weight up.
  • TIP: Notice how I don’t start the rep with the bar above my chest? Instead, move my arms back so the weight is around eye level. This forces your triceps to work much harder, as we’ve removed the portion of the rep where our chest & shoulders will help.

MUSCLES WORKED BY THIS EXERCISE:

  • Arms (Triceps)
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