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Pullover/Skull Crusher Exercise

Essential Exercise

Multi-Part Exercise

This exercise works several upper-body muscle groups at the same time. It strengthens the arms, shoulders and triceps.

Please note however; do not do this exercise if you have any problems and/or injuries with your shoulders. If you experience pain in your shoulder's doing this exercise, stop.

The following description is one repetition.

How to perform The Pullover/Skull Crusher Exercise:

  1. Grab a pair of dumbbells and lie on your back on a bench. Hold the weights overhead, with your elbows bent slightly and palms facing forward.
  2. Lower the weights behind your head as far as you can. Be careful not to arch your back excessively.
  3. Pull the weights back to the starting position.
  4. Now turn your palms toward each other and bend at the elbows to lower the dumbbells to your forehead. Straighten your arms.

Pullover/Skull Crusher Exercise

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