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    Default Replacing Skullcrushers with ...

    I was thinking of replacing skullcrushers with cable pushdowns, but I don't know if I'm working the same tricep head that skullcrushers do. I'm on Doug's 4 day split.

    So, what do you guys think? if not which exercise can I replace it with? It's just that my wrists hurt really bad when I do skullcrushers.

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    Try using an ez bar first then if it still hurts rope push downs or close grip push downs would be fine
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    Try them using dumbells or, as stated, using an ez-bar for better wrist support.
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    If it were me I would try to find a way to comfortably perform skullcrushers, rather than subsituting something in there place. Try using an ez bar or dumbells.

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    you mean that skullcrushers are naturally done on a straight bar

    ive always used the EZ bar, feels much better and does not hurt my wrists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graeme666 View Post
    you mean that skullcrushers are naturally done on a straight bar

    ive always used the EZ bar, feels much better and does not hurt my wrists.
    Thats how I have always done them also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbaker352 View Post
    Try them using dumbells or, as stated, using an ez-bar for better wrist support.
    Dumbbells all the way. IMHO dumbbells are better than using the bar anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damien View Post
    Dumbbells all the way. IMHO dumbbells are better than using the bar anyway
    I was thinking I should do that. Thank you!

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    i use dumbbells too. the benefit is u can use one arm to hold still your other arm to prevent your shoulder doing all the work. but just wondering, if ur using them in a neutral grip, then would this still work the same tricep head as the normal palms-up grip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aKKi View Post
    i use dumbbells too. the benefit is u can use one arm to hold still your other arm to prevent your shoulder doing all the work. but just wondering, if ur using them in a neutral grip, then would this still work the same tricep head as the normal palms-up grip?
    I do hope that your upper arm doesnt move at all when performing skull crushers..

    I prefer the version where the arms are inclined backwards to approx 45 degrees,
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