- Set up a secure barbell, or a Smith machine, to about thigh height.
- Lean into the bar and take an overhand-grip with both hands, arms extended, and keep a tight core to maintain a straight line with your body.
- Bend at the elbows, gripping the bar hard, to enable you to drop down level with (or even slightly lower than) the bar, then flex your triceps HARD to drive your body back up to the start point.
- Although bodyweight versions of exercises are usually slightly easier than weighted versions, this exercise is significantly harder than weighted skullcrushers due to the sheer number of muscle groups you’ll need to activate to prevent faceplanting the ground.
Triceps, abs, lower back, shoulders.