https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_KZxkY_0cM –the demonstration video
Today’s blog post will be another exercise “how to”. I am sure some of you have heard of the exercise “Skullcrusher” and if not, then today will be your lucky day because this will be the exercise I discuss with you. For starters, the skullcrusher can be considered a more advanced movement because most people who happen to demonstrate this particular exercise tend to not do it correctly (which of course can cause injury), so it is very important before doing this particular exercise, that you take the time to watch proper videos and/or ask a professional so you can reduce your chances of injury.
How Do I Perform The Skullcrusher? (Using the EZ- bar)
- Use a closed grip, lift the EZ-bar with elbows in as you lie on the bench ( arms should be perpendicular to the floor) – This is the starting position
- Keep the upper arms stationary, lower the bar allowing the elbows to flex while inhaling. You will pause once the bar is directly over the forehead.
- lift the bar back to the starting position, extending the elbow and exhaling
What Muscles are being worked on?
So hopefully this is one of those exercises that you give a go, and as always before performing any of these exercises consult with a professional if you have any prior injuries or conditions that could hinder you. Thank you for reading.
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