Cable skull crushers


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Cable Skull Crushers

This Tricep Exercise is one of our Cable Exercises and a Triceps Extensions Variatios

Welcome to our Cable Skull Crushers Exercise Instruction Guide! 

On this page you’ll learn how to do this version of Triceps Extensions using the correct technique. Below you’ll find pictures, exercise instructions, and tips on how to get the most out of this and other Tricep Exercises so you can immediately add to your Arm Workouts.

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Exercise Summary

Exercise Name: Cable Skull Crushers
Main Muscle: Triceps
Secondary Muscle(s): N/A
Exercise Type: Push, Isolation
Equipment Required: Cable

Exercise Description and Instruction:

This Weight Training Exercise is a variation of Skull Crushers and is done using a cable pulley rather than a barbell or EZ Curl Bar while lying on a flat bench. It is very similar to the Low Triceps Extensions.

To Perform This Exercise:

  1. Position a flat bench with the end towards a weight stack at a cable pulley.
  2. Attach a short straight bar to the pulley and lower the pulley to the bottom of the stack.
  3. Lie face up on the bench and grasp the bar with a narrow overhand grip.
  4. Starting with your arms extended, lower the bar towards the stack by bending your elbows.
  5. While keeping your elbows in a locked position, slowly extend your arms upright until your arms are fully extended above you.
  6. Return to the starting position and repeat.


  1. Keep your elbows level throughout the exercise.
  2. Start with a very light amount of weight to get comfortable with the range of motion

Additional Tricep Exercises and Variations:

Check out some of our other popular Arm Exercises and Variations:

  • Close Grip Bench Press
  • Skull Crushers
  • Tricep Pushdown
  • Tricep Kickback
  • Triceps Extension
  • Tricep Dips

Now that you’ve seen Cable Skull Crushers, check out all of our different Tricep Exercises. 

Final Related Pages:

Or, check out these other pages of interest:

  • Weight Training Exercises Main Page
  • Tricep Exercises Main Page 
  • Tricep Workouts and Bicep Workouts
  • Best Tricep Exercises
  • Barbell Exercises / Body Weight Exercises / Cable Exercises / Dumbbell Exercises

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