How to do the Lying Triceps Extension (Skull Crushers)To begin the skull crusher exercise, lie down on a bench and hold a barbell (or EZ curl bar) at arms length above your chest. Now, while keeping the upper arm rigid, slowly lower the bar until it is above your forehead. Reverse the movement to raise the bar.
A spotter can stand behind the individual and spot at the hands or bar.
These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.
- PRIMARY: Triceps
- EZ-Curl Bar
- Upper Body
Averages for MyFit UsersThe table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.
|Average Weight Lifted||Average Reps||One Rep Max Average|
|50.1 lbs||12.5||66.4 lbs|
What is a good starting weight?
Based on an average weight lifted of 50.1 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:
Workouts Plans with Lying Triceps Extension (Skull Crushers)
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