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Old 04-08-2014, 11:25 AM   #1
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Skull crushers or pushdowns?

Thought it'd be a good discussion.
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Both, alternating every other week.

That's how I like to do them.
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I haven't done skullcrushers in a while. Tricep pushdowns definitely come to party.

Definitely the top 2 "isolation" tricep exercises IMO. CGBP and Dips being "compound"
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There must be a good reason JB has me doing band pushdowns quite often.
I think it's because he's weak.
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Both, alternating every other week.

That's how I like to do them.
Interesting.

I thought of doing that but didn't know if it'd work. Now I know I'll go with that.
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Yeah CGBP's far superior than both in my opinion, with it being a compound allowing you to move the most weight.

Just thought it'd be interesting to compare the two most common isolation lifts for the triceps for a change.
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I find that both work for me. I usually do SC first, and follow with TE. Since my body weight has gone up(330ish) I find it harder to do dips because it really makes the shoulders sore afterwards. Eventually as my strength comes back I'll try dips again...someday.
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I haven't done skullcrushers in a while. Tricep pushdowns definitely come to party.

Definitely the top 2 "isolation" tricep exercises IMO. CGBP and Dips being "compound"
I feel the same, I love CGBP, and those two have always been my favorite iso's when I do them.
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