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    Which Do You Think Is Best?

    When working the triceps, Which do you think is better...Skull Crushers or Close grip bench Presses?

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    I do both in the same set. 10 crushers, then 10 presses. They're both good for putting mass on your tris. I couldn't tell ya which one's better...

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    Skull crushers, just aslong as you do them wright. Iv'e seen so many people do them wrong and wonder why their tri's are lagging.

    The correct way is shown in Arnolds bodybuilding encyclopedia. if you don't have it i'll explain in more detail how to perform them properly.

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    For overall greater mass close grip bench (not too close like hands touching which is wrong) with moderate to heavy weights. However, to me makes no sense doing one and not the other, so do both.

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    Both are equally good mass building exercises.

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    i do both on same day, so i really couldnt tell ya, but i feel skull crushers more, but u have to have correct form..Jason

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    I like my close grip bench, 5-6 inchs apart with thumbs out..feels great

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    Quote Originally Posted by needmorestrength
    I like my close grip bench, 5-6 inchs apart with thumbs out..feels great
    How do you manage to have your thumbs out? Are you doing reverse close grip bench?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsa
    How do you manage to have your thumbs out? Are you doing reverse close grip bench?
    im sure he means 6inches from thumb to thumb facing inward cuz thats bout how i do mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsa
    How do you manage to have your thumbs out? Are you doing reverse close grip bench?
    When I do close grip bench I take my thumbs out of the grip.. as in not wrapped around the bar

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    skull crushers

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    Not best..but better

    IMO close grip bench press is better

    Best IMO is overhead Dumbell Extension

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    skullcrushers hurt my elbows.. i stay away from those man. (even with light weight).. close grip doesnt hurt as much.. i can usually do em without a joint pain in my elbows... otherwise i stay away and do other stuff like pushdowns

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    Close grips.

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    I incorporate both, but close-grip bench has been a favourite of mine.....

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    close grip

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    IMO for triceps mass you can not beat close-grip bench press. But i also agree that you would stimulate more growth using both, but i would definately do close-grip bench first.

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