Lying Triceps Extensions - Tips, Pics, and Videos
Exercise: Lying Triceps Extensions
Main Muscle Worked: Triceps
Other Muscles Worked:
Type of Exercise: Isolation
Welcome to the full guide on how to perform Lying Triceps Extensions from Built Fit. Below you will learn how to perfect your form and technique for this exercise. Be sure to read the information on how to start and perform the exercise and then view the images and video to see it in action. Built Fit stresses the importance on perfecting the form of Lying Triceps Extensions before you begin adding additional weight.
These are also known as Skull Crushers.
Starting Position: Grab a barbell or preferably an EZ curl bar. Sit on a flat bench resting the bar on your thighs. Hold the bar about 8 with an overhand grip. Roll to you back in the lying position as you move the bar above your chest. Extend your arms straight up so the bar is above your head.
Performing the Exercise: Angle the bar behind your head and move the bar up and down by bending at your elbow. Keep your upper arm in the same position as you move the bar up and down. You can drop the weight behind your head or sit back up with it when you are done.
- Keep your feet on the floor
- Keep your head on the bench
- Keep your upper arm in place as you bend at the elbow