How To: Do cable rope overhead skull crushers for your arms

Do cable rope overhead skull crushers for your arms

Learn how to do cable rope power overhead skull crushers. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life.

Benefits
This exercise forces you to keep tension in the cables throughout the range of motion, engaging your triceps from start to finish. Use a cable machine and a double-handled rope attachment to work both triceps at once in a power set.

Muscles Worked
Triceps

Starting Position
Attach a double-handled rope attachment to the high setting on a cable machine. Take the handles in each hand and take them overhead as you turn around, so that you end up with your back to the machine and the rope handles in each hand behind your neck. Stand tall with your elbows bent but held high, and your hands together.

Exercise
1. From the starting position, straighten your elbows to bring your hands straight up into the air, ending with your arms fully extended above you and slightly in front of vertical. Your motion should be controlled but swift and powerful, as though you were throwing the handles toward the ceiling; focus on engaging your triceps.
2. Bend your elbows to return your hands to the starting position, letting your triceps stretch at the bottom of your movement. Repeat the exercise for a total of 12 repetitions.

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