13 Skull Crusher Alternative Exercises
Now you know what a skull crusher is and how it works your tricep muscles. So it’s time to jump into some skull crusher alternative exercises.
To make this list easier to digest, I’ve broken it into sections based on the type of equipment needed. This segmentation also allows you to jump to a particular exercise based on your gym setup.
Cable Skull Crusher Alternative
First, here are some skull crusher alternatives you can do on the cable apparatus at your gym.
1. Cable Tricep Pressdown (V-Bar)
The tricep pressdown is a versatile exercise that you can adjust to replicate several other tricep exercises, including skull crushers.
However, the key is using the correct body position and proper form. And most people get this wrong!
The first mistake is standing too close to the cable. And the second mistake is using your body weight to generate momentum at the start of the movement.
Instead, step back and lean forward until your arms are in front of your body. This arm position is closer to the skull crusher and keeps tension on the tricep when your arms are bent.