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EZ Bar California Skullcrusher

Exercise Profile

Body PartUpper Arms
EquipmentEZ Barbell
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles
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Introduction to the EZ Bar California Skullcrusher

The EZ Bar California Skullcrusher is a highly effective strength training exercise designed to target and build the triceps muscles. It is suitable for individuals at all fitness levels, from beginners to advanced, who are looking to improve upper body strength and muscle definition. This exercise is particularly beneficial for those seeking to enhance their performance in sports or activities that require strong arm muscles, or for individuals aiming to achieve a more toned and sculpted physique.

Performing the: A Step-by-Step Tutorial EZ Bar California Skullcrusher

  • Bend at the elbows to lower the bar down towards your forehead, ensuring your upper arms remain stationary and only your forearms move.
  • Once the bar is close to your forehead, pause for a moment.
  • Then, use your triceps to push the bar back to the starting position, ensuring to keep your elbows in the same place.
  • Repeat this movement for the desired number of repetitions, ensuring to keep your movements slow and controlled.

Tips for Performing EZ Bar California Skullcrusher

  • Control the Weight: Avoid using a weight that is too heavy for you to control. This is a common mistake that can lead to injury. Start with a lighter weight and gradually increase as you get stronger. Remember, the goal is to perform the exercise with perfect form, not to lift as heavy as possible.
  • Keep Elbows In: Another common mistake is flaring out the elbows during the exercise. Always keep your elbows in towards your head. This will ensure you're

EZ Bar California Skullcrusher FAQs

Can beginners do the EZ Bar California Skullcrusher?

Yes, beginners can perform the EZ Bar California Skullcrusher exercise. However, it is important to start with a lighter weight to ensure proper form and prevent injury. It is also recommended to have a spotter or professional trainer present, especially for beginners, to ensure the exercise is being performed correctly.

What are common variations of the EZ Bar California Skullcrusher?

  • The Incline Bench EZ Bar Skullcrusher is performed on an incline bench, which changes the angle of the exercise and targets different parts of the triceps.
  • The Close-Grip EZ Bar Skullcrusher involves adjusting your grip to be closer together on the bar, which can help to further isolate the triceps.
  • The Decline Bench EZ Bar Skullcrusher is done on a decline bench, which changes the angle of the movement and places more emphasis on the lower part of the triceps.
  • The Single-Arm EZ Bar Skullcrusher involves performing the exercise with one arm at a time, which can help to address any imbalances in strength between your arms.

What are good complementing exercises for the EZ Bar California Skullcrusher?

  • Close-Grip Bench Press is another excellent addition as it not only strengthens the triceps like the EZ Bar California Skullcrusher, but also engages the chest and shoulders, providing a more comprehensive upper body workout.
  • Overhead Tricep Extensions can also complement the EZ Bar California Skullcrusher because while the latter focuses on the lateral and medial heads of the triceps, the overhead extension targets the often neglected long head of the triceps, ensuring a well-rounded tricep workout.

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