In the WBB program 1 one of the exercises is a french press. I looked on both exrx.net and bodybuilding.com for the exercise explanation and video and I could not find it. After googling french press I found a video on some site and it looked almost exactly, or exactly like a skull crusher?
Are they the same?? Just two different names?
They are the same exercise, yes.
"The only easy day was yesterday."
That is funny how they are the same exercise...but totally different names.
French press makes it sound pretty...and then there's SKULLCRUSHER!:evillaugh
5'6", 145 lbs.
Thanks for the clarification...maybe one name was the first, then the other name is a newer one.
I don't know.
But thanks for the answer!
They aren't the same.
French Press: Sitting, back upright, hands above head extended
Skull Crushers: Lying on back, arms perpendicular to torso extended.
I prefer skull crushers since French press puts a lot of strain on my delts.
Last edited by Progress; 12-18-2006 at 10:07 PM.