The dumbbell skull crusher is a weight training exercise that targets the triceps muscles at the back of the upper arm. It is performed by lying on a flat bench with a dumbbell in each hand, extending the arms straight up above the chest, and then lowering the dumbbells towards the forehead while keeping the upper arms stationary.
To perform the dumbbell skull crusher:
- Start by lying on a flat bench with a dumbbell in each hand. Hold the dumbbells above your chest with your palms facing each other and your arms extended.
- Keeping your upper arms stationary, lower the dumbbells towards your forehead by bending your elbows.
- Once the dumbbells are close to your forehead, extend your arms back to the starting position by straightening your elbows.
- Repeat for the desired number of reps.
It’s important to keep good form while performing the dumbbell skull crusher to avoid injury. Make sure to keep your upper arms stationary and your elbows in close to your head throughout the exercise. You should also use a moderate weight that allows you to complete the exercise with good form and without straining.
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