Decline Tricep Extention

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  1. Adom

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    those are skull crushers on a decline bench.

    regular skull crushers would be done on a flat bench. personally, i'm a big fan of the decline skull crushers. good stuff man.
     
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    awesome.

    been doing them on a decline for 8 weeks now. never knew they were called skull crushers as well. definately putting that in my log, sounds way more brutal. :big grin:

    thanks!
     
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    both the gyms i go to don't have a bench that, that would work good on. The normal decline bench would screw me up from the racks up top for the hooks for the bar.
     
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    might have to try that. I don't think there's anything at the gym to prop up the weight though
     
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    Don't prop the weigt on anything. Just hold it and when your done set it n theground behind you. That's how I do it.
     
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    maybe. I haven't tried getting up on a decline bench with an ez-bar before. 100-110 lbs on one foot seems like a balance fail waiting to happen.
     
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    hold it in your hands while you get on. it's not that hard.
     
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    That's what I do too. Easy enough.
     
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    idk, i don't find it difficult to pull off the floor once in position. sure, a 2-3 inch boost wouldn't hurt, but still not to hard to pick it up off the floor.
     
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    Fuck man, I'm only 5'6". It's like a midget trying to climb onto a couch

    yeah I could probably do that :o
     
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    I'm 5'6" too. I can do it. With dumbbells it's a little tricky so I like picking them up off the ground.
     
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    With DBs I usually swing one leg up and plop a DB onto the leg to hold my body in place, and then slide onto the bench. Seems easier IMO. Easier to balance the weight distribution.
     
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    does it really take the stress off the elbows?
     
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    it works pretty good if you put the weight on the preacher curl station and put the decline bench facing it. That way you can just unrack/rerack easier. I do this when it's not busy at the gym though so i don't look like a douche taking up two stations
     
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    wow nm i was pretty tired when i posted that and didn't even think about that i was just thinking over in the free weight area :rolleyes:
     
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    It significantly reduces the strain put on my elbows when I use decline skull crushers, one of my fav exercises. I also use an incline bench for skull crushers when I am doing a high rep low weight routine.
     
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    i am 5'6 and i can pull it off. How much weight are you using?
     
  19. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    I find the hand position and the grip I use helps more then decline vs standing vs sitting.
     
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    just use the decline bench press, geniuses
     
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    Awesome for tricep belly mass. Love these.
     
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    How the hell is this any different than a normal tricep extention?
     
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