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    tricep mass

    overhead db extentions or close-grip bench what do you guys think?

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    Close-grip bench.......

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    cool with me! do you suggest pre-exhaust them with skulls first so your tris fail before your chest and shoulders???

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    Close-grip. I do them last: Pressdowns to get thing warmed, etc., skull-crushers, then close-grip on the smith. The smith allows me to concentrate more on my tri's by pushing the weight slightly forward. Instead of the bar being directly over my chest, it is lower towards my upper abdominals, i get a much better contraction!

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    Close grip and skullcrushers are MASS MOVERS.

    Everything else is pretty sh*t.


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    Instead of using a bar for skull crushers, try using 2 dumbells in each hand. Lift them from your ears up, never moving your ebow very much at all. Gives great isolation and allows your wrist to move into what ever position is comfortable for you.

    Almost like a backwards hammer curl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwoleCat
    Close grip and skullcrushers are MASS MOVERS.

    Everything else is pretty sh*t.


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    french press too no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwoleCat
    Close grip and skullcrushers are MASS MOVERS.

    Everything else is pretty sh*t.


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    i beg to differ .. weighted dips have served me well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwoleCat
    Close grip and skullcrushers are MASS MOVERS.

    Everything else is pretty sh*t.


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    free bar or smith for close-grip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOLLYWOOD
    free bar or smith for close-grip?
    free!

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    ive seen people do a set of 8 skull crushers to exhaustion, then immediatly bring the bar to ur chest n burn out close grips presses, is this a good way to do this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machdiesel
    ive seen people do a set of 8 skull crushers to exhaustion, then immediatly bring the bar to ur chest n burn out close grips presses, is this a good way to do this
    i see that all the time and dont think it helps at all, you cant use max effort for your next set of skulls and you'll be even more worn out before you even start your actual sets of close-grip!

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    skull crushers r good but tough to really isolate the muscle, i do them first n really heavy then do something like an ezbar pushdown or the rope pull down for defintion, seems to work pretty well, all sets 8-6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machdiesel
    skull crushers r good but tough to really isolate the muscle, i do them first n really heavy then do something like an ezbar pushdown or the rope pull down for defintion, seems to work pretty well, all sets 8-6
    That's good, but he's asking about mass for his tri's, not definition.

    Skulls and CG BP work great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machdiesel
    skull crushers r good but tough to really isolate the muscle, i do them first n really heavy then do something like an ezbar pushdown or the rope pull down for defintion, seems to work pretty well, all sets 8-6

    you should just per-exhaust them first with some skulls so that you'll feel the muscle better and also your tri's will fail before other bodyparts, doing close-grip first i think would give you the problem of isolating your tris

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    Weighted dips do it for me, then skulls, then CG presses, then DB kickbacks if theres a nice set of D cups next to the mirrors.

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    Nuthin but close grips and dips for me.

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    do you guys do cg bench with a regular olympic bar or the ez curl bar??

    I like skullcrusher the best of all triceps exercises

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machdiesel
    skull crushers r good but tough to really isolate the muscle


    WHAT? IT'S EXTREMELY EASY TO ISOLATE THE TRICEPS. YOU MUST BE DOING THE MOVEMENT INCORRECTLY.

    i do them first n really heavy then do something like an ezbar pushdown or the rope pull down for defintion, seems to work pretty well, all sets 8-6

    THOSE ARE OKAY, BUT THOSE WON'T BUILD MUCH IF AT ALL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jantzen4k
    french press too no?
    I believe that is what a skullcrusher is, just diff. names.

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    French press is behind your head to over your head. Same move as the skull crushers except you start behind your head while your sitting instead of over your forehead while lying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReX357
    French press is behind your head to over your head. Same move as the skull crushers except you start behind your head while your sitting instead of over your forehead while lying.
    i think if you do that the exercise turns into kind of a pullover

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    No because you don't move your upper arm. And your sitting, not laying. It's like a tricep extension but instead of going down your going up... You understand what I mean?

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    how about reverse grip bench , u guys try that ? i find it super hard on my wrists but i find it works pretty good.

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    answer please

    on the CG, do you guys use the straight bar or EZ?

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    I use the 45 pound straight bar. It makes it more challenging, you use alot of stabilizer muscles to keep it balanced.

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