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    Skull Crushers vs CG Bench

    Although I have 19" arms I feel sometimes they kinda look funny. Not having good mass in the bicep I have great strenght in my arms due to exceptionally lg triceps. Since my biceps don't want to develope like i want, i'm going to go for even more mass in the tricep area. Which one of the two exercises do you feel adds more mass? Skull Crushers vs CG Bench

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    CGs I feel are better, no matter how you do a skull crusher it always places more strain in the elbow. Its also how Dorian tore his tricep if it matters to you.

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    mudge, try the skull crushers how arnold suggests, have your head hanging out of the bench so your arms are at an angle and you have a bigger ROM.. i always thought it put too much strain when doing it "the right way" but when i tried the other way, i REALLY felt my triceps being worked

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    reverse grip BP is another good one for the triceps...
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    skullcrusher = more long head (inner head) work
    CG bench = more lateral head (outer head) work

    both are very good mass builder, for skullcrusher you can reduce the amount of pressure on your elbows by bringing the bar low behind your head, it also gives your triceps a better stretch and puts more stress on the long head. it protects your elbows in the long term.
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    Thanks motality, i'll give yours a try.

    At 52 and an ex lifter 20 years ago i do have some pretty f-ckin ugly big knotted elbows. Even after this return now into my 4th month there starting there sh-t again. Hurt like hell when doing skulls

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tough Old Man
    Thanks motality, i'll give yours a try.

    At 52 and an ex lifter 20 years ago i do have some pretty f-ckin ugly big knotted elbows. Even after this return now into my 4th month there starting there sh-t again. Hurt like hell when doing skulls
    If you're having problems with your elbows now, I would skip skullcrushers and do plenty of CG benches. Try both flat and decline versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumpthatiron
    mudge, try the skull crushers how arnold suggests, have your head hanging out of the bench so your arms are at an angle and you have a bigger ROM.. i always thought it put too much strain when doing it "the right way" but when i tried the other way, i REALLY felt my triceps being worked
    You can angle them on an incline bench as well, I enjoy them to a degree, but they still hit my elbows. I dropped them from my routine last week after I smashed my left elbow into a wall, because I knew the strain they would place would ruin my workout and possibly take 2 or 3 weeks of progress away from me.

    I could also have beer with my chicken as Arnold suggests.

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    Currently I am using a lever machine for triceps. It is pretty isolated and makes less use of abs musles than tricep push down. CG is a pretty good one except that it also uses chest musles to some extent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moon
    Currently I am using a lever machine for triceps. It is pretty isolated and makes less use of abs musles than tricep push down. CG is a pretty good one except that it also uses chest musles to some extent.
    You dont need to go all the way down, I stop about 2-3 inches short of hitting the chest. Very little chest is used.

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