If you’re like me, you’re always in search for that actually work. My favorite tricep exercise as of late is Skull Crushers with a 20 pound weight.
Here’s what I do. I like to call it, Bianca’s Skull Crusher.
Sit on the bench, laying flat on your back.
Extend arms above your head, keeping the bar aligned directly above your head.
Bend arms towards your head at a 90 degree angle.
Do these while counting 4 seconds down and 3 seconds up.
I like to do 15 reps, 3 times.
I know that this is just one of many tricep exercises out there, but I really feel like this one works the best. That being said I can’t just do this exercise, every couple days, because my muscles get used to it. So in turn I’ve been hardly doing tricep exercises which is not a good idea if I want my arms to tone up. So I searched for a modified version of a Skull Crusher and I found a tricep exercises that you can do at the gym and at home!
Skull Crushers with a band!!!
This is perfect. Free weights are great, but resistance is always better! All you need is to securely place the band at the base of the bench and you’re set. I know sometimes the benches at the gym can be different sizes and not the easiest to add to, but this tricep exercise works on any bench. I tried it at my gym and at my home gym. Here’s my one tip:
Tie the band in a knot, it’s easier to hold on to and a faster way to get it around the bench.
Don’t want to do this exercise at the gym? I feel you, sometimes I just want to use the tricep machines and leave. Check out this youtube video. It shows you how to do this exercise off a chair! If you don’t have a chair it would work on a coffee table. See for yourselves.