Ez-Bar Skullcrusher

This arms exercise will work on the muscle groups of your arm: biceps brachii. Don’t hesitate to have a look on my other article “The main muscle groups of your body” if you don’t remember where these muscles are located.

How to perform the “Ez-Bar Skullcrusher”:




Start by ..

Choosing a flat bench and an Ez-Bar;  hook the appropriate weight to the bar.

Lift the Ez-Bar and hold it with your palms fascing the ceiling (with a pronated grip).


Your arms should be perpendicular to the ground.


Keeping your upper arms stationary, slowly lower the bar with your forearms by allowing the elbows to flex.

Inhale as you lower the bar.

Make a stop once the bar is directly above the forehead.

Then, lift the bar back to the starting position (arms perpendiculary to the ground) by extending the elbow and exhaling.

Always make sure to maintain a proper body positioning and overall posture, with a straight back against the bench. Don’t forget to lock your elbows while lowering the bar.

If it is the first time that you are doing this exercise, I would recommend you to get used to the movements by doing Ez-Bar Skullcrusher firstly with the minimum weight.


The “Ez-Bar Skullcrusher 45 degree” variation:


In this variation, your upper arms are angled back toward your head about 45 degrees and locked in that position. This allows the bar to clear the top of your head, and there’s no resting spot at the top. Meaning that the 45 ° variation is harder. Your triceps will be more under pressure and will work more, than by adopting a perpendicularly arms position to the ground.



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Picture sources:

  1. http://www.sevfit.com/blog/fitness-product-review/ez-curl-bar
  2. https://gymjunkies.com/skull-crushers/
  3. https://www.bodybuilding.com/content/your-complete-guide-to-skullcrushers.html

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