Dumbbell Skull Crusher

See how to do a dumbbell skull crusher with SHOCK Personal Trainer Ashley Steele!

How to Dumbbell Skull Crusher

Primary Muscles: Upper Body,  Triceps

Exercise Families: Arms

Equipment: Dumbbell

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Lie on a bench, holding dumbbells above your shoulders with your arms straight and palms facing out. Bend your legs and place your feet on the edge of the bench.

  2. Bend the elbows to lower the weights toward the shoulders. Pause briefly, straighten both arms to extend the elbows and return to the starting position. Pause, and repeat for the specified amount of time or repetitions.

  3. You should feel this exercise challenging the back of the arms and triceps.

Alternative Exercises:

Barbell Skull Crusher  Tricep Extension

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