Best Long Head Tricep Exercises
Now that you know the targeting techniques, let’s look at some specific long head tricep exercises. Again, I’ve divided this list into barbell, dumbbell, cable, and machine exercises.
Barbell Long Head Tricep Exercises
First, let’s look at exercises you can do using various barbells.
1. Flat Bench Skull Crushers
Skull crushers are a fundamental tricep exercise where you lay on a bench and lower the bar to your forehead. The proximity of the weight to your head is how this exercise got its name. But don’t worry, it’s relatively safe!
Start with your feet on the floor and lean back with your upper body lying flat on the bench. Then push the bar up so your arms are straight out in front of you.
Next, lower the weight by bending your elbows. Once the bar reaches the top of your head, extend your arms back up to the starting position.
Generally, it’s best to keep your upper arms stationary during this exercise. But for targeting the long head, you can use your upper arms to a small extent since they are also involved in shoulder stabilization.