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Lying tricep extensions (Dumbbells)


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Major muscles used

  • Triceps

Performing lying tricep extensions (aka Skull crushers)

  • Lie on your back on a bench, holding a dumbbell in each hand above your face with arms extended.
  • Your feet should be together on the bench and legs slightly apart.
  • Keeping your upper arms straight (from shoulder to elbow) and your elbows at a "fixed-point", slowly lower the dumbbells until your forearms touch your biceps and dumbbells are at the side of your head.
  • Raise the dumbbells to the starting position keeping upper arms/elbows stationary.

Be careful

  • Don't let your elbows wander outward from your body.
  • Don't cut the movement short. Be sure to raise the dumbbell until your arms are fully extended.

Alternative exercises to lying tricep extensions (Dumbbells)

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