The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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Thread: skull crushers?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Saskatoon, SK, Canada

    skull crushers?

    what exactly is this exercise, I cant find it on the net. I switched over to WBB2 so theres a few new exercises I dont really know... any help?

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    is numero uno Saint Patrick's Avatar
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  4. #3
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    Feb 2004
    San Jose, CA
    Damn I usually bring it straight down to my forehead instead of behind my head, been doing them wrong all this time
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  5. #4
    Just one last rep!
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    Feb 2004
    Northeast Kansas
    It also kind of depends on what you want to do. The video is a great demo. Bringing it down to your forehead you can actually bend the arm to a smaller angle because you're not moving your upper arm. Strict form is very important.

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  6. #5
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    Jun 2002
    Central Illinois
    With the amount of weight I use I would have to call them "skull bruisers".


  7. #6
    *unsheathes sword* Strider2's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    I personally find bringing it down to the forehead more effective for working the triceps. Theres more shoulder rotation bringing it behind the head and I think it becomes more of a pullover.
    Last edited by Strider2; 03-25-2004 at 03:16 AM.
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  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    on the short bus
    Where you bring the bar down to matters less than keeping the upper arm locked in position and not letting it drift back and forward during the movement. I actually prefer locking my arms in a position where the bar comes down to my scalp. If I try to bring it down to my forehead, it puts excessive stress on my elbow joints. That's just me though, depends on the individual.
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