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