Band Skull Crushers

Exercise Summary
Primary Muscle(s) Triceps
Secondary Muscle(s)
Equipment Bands
Emphasis Isolation
Type Push

Band Skull Crushers Instructions

  • Secure a band towards the bottom of a fixed object, such as a rack or cable machine.
  • Place a bench in front on the band and lie down.
  • With the band behind you, grab it and elevate your elbows so your triceps are perpendicular to the floor. 
    • Make sure there is tension in the band
    • Elbows are not flared internally or externally
  • Activate your tricep to extend your arm to bring your hands overhead. 
  • Don't let your elbows drift forward to complete the exercise.
  • Return slowly to the starting position, controlling the eccentric portion of the movement. 
  • Let the elbows track behind your slightly to increase the range-of-motion. 


  • Keep tension in the band at all times.
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