fixed bar triceps extensions

Muscle Groups

arms lower triceps
Fixed bar triceps extensions, also known as the lying triceps extension or skull crushers, is an isolation exercise that targets the triceps muscles located at the back of the upper arms. The exercise is performed lying on a flat bench with a fixed weight bar and an overhand grip, with the arms extended above the chest. The bar is then slowly lowered towards the forehead by bending at the elbows, while keeping the upper arms stationary. The bar is lowered to just above the forehead, and then raised back to the starting position by extending the elbow. This completes one repetition. Fixed bar triceps extensions are an effective exercise for building and strengthening the triceps muscle. They allow for a greater range of motion than other triceps exercises that use dumbbells, and the use of a fixed bar ensures that the weight is evenly distributed. They can be performed with varying levels of resistance, making them suitable for both beginners and advanced lifters. However, it is important to use proper form to avoid injury to the elbow joints and to prevent the bar from falling onto the face or chest. It is also recommended to warm-up the triceps muscle before performing the exercise.