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    Skullcrushers...

    What technique do you use to get full exhaustion of the tri's??? Some people stop the motion at their forhead on flat bench (with monkey bar)... I extend mine past my head on a flat bench forcing more use of the tri's... is this bad form, or do some use this?

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    try bringing it into your chin. i feel i use more of my triceps in that move

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    I start by doing as many reps as I can to the forehead, nose, and then chin. You are going from your weakest range to your strongest range. Your triceps will be finished so you better have a good spotter. I learned that technique from Ian King, Aussie Strength Coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by striker93
    I start by doing as many reps as I can to the forehead, nose, and then chin. You are going from your weakest range to your strongest range. Your triceps will be finished so you better have a good spotter. I learned that technique from Ian King, Aussie Strength Coach.
    nice... thanx dude... really trying to sculpt my tri's... been going nuts on them lately...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Sane
    What technique do you use to get full exhaustion of the tri's??? Some people stop the motion at their forhead on flat bench (with monkey bar)... I extend mine past my head on a flat bench forcing more use of the tri's... is this bad form, or do some use this?
    When you bring the bar overhead, it turns into more of a pullover. More of the movement occurs at the shoulder joint and the tricep acts as a stabilizer. If you're looking for isolation of the triceps, this isn't a productive option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by striker93
    When you bring the bar overhead, it turns into more of a pullover. More of the movement occurs at the shoulder joint and the tricep acts as a stabilizer. If you're looking for isolation of the triceps, this isn't a productive option.
    Well that def helped me I got over my head most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by striker93
    When you bring the bar overhead, it turns into more of a pullover. More of the movement occurs at the shoulder joint and the tricep acts as a stabilizer. If you're looking for isolation of the triceps, this isn't a productive option.
    agreed, i focus more on keeping my upper arm ar straight up and still as possible. try and issolate your tris. IMO i get better sculpting out of one hand overhead extensions and kickbacks

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    Quote Originally Posted by chest6
    Well that def helped me I got over my head most of the time.
    Your triceps will still be working hard but just as a stabilizer. It is still a great triceps exercise but not a total isolation of the elbow joint, anymore.

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    you guys really use skull crushers as a sculpting movement?


    has mass builder written all over it to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by mass junkie
    you guys really use skull crushers as a sculpting movement?


    has mass builder written all over it to me
    I usually prefer close-grip bench press variations, triceps dips (vertical trunk), bench dips, etc. for mass (mutiple joint) builders. With the anterior deltoids assisting, you can really overload the triceps.

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