Skull Crushers

Skull Crushers


Skull Crushers

One of the most commonly used triceps exercises in just about every gym in the world (not without good reason), skull crushers will tone and/or add mass to your arms. I recommend working within 6 to 12 reps for size, or 12+ reps for toning, but don’t expect to burn fat from the back of your arms by doing triceps exercises. It doesn’t work like that, unfortunately. Weight loss is done through maintaining a healthy diet!

Main Muscles: Triceps (long head)

Key Points:

– Hold the bar with hands shoulders width apart and palms facing away from your body

– Using a slow, controlled movement, lower the bar to your forehead while bending only at the elbows

  Squeeze hard on triceps as your extend your arms

– Keep your back relatively flat against the back throughout

– Use full range of motion

Cable Tate Press

Cable Tate Press



This is one of my top 3 favorite triceps exercises, but it is not very common. It is a variation of the original Tate Press that is done with dumbbells. You will find that your hands will have to be a lot further apart at the top of the movement than for a Tate Press with dumbbells. Putting the bench on a 25° minimum incline will optimize the angle and ensure that you are not losing any range of motion.

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