Bracing for tricep movements

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  • #18765
    Ben Rutledge
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    Hey everyone. Along the lines of bracing being optimal for movements, would it be advantageous to do skull crusher type movements with pronated/neutral grip lying on a bench, with a bar setup across, when leaning back, rest your elbow pits on the bar,  as a way to keep your upper arm still..? Know what im trying to describe..?

    would it at least be good enough to gain strength at the movement untill your upper arms stop moving..?

     

    thanks.

    #18769
    BryceBahm
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    I’m honestly having a hard time picturing this. For skull crushers in general, I see more issues with alignment than bracing. Shoulder, elbow, and wrist ideally need to be aligned with each other. That would be the perfect scenario. If you’re looking for upper arm bracing, having something stable to drive your bicep into is what would be most suitable.

    #18985
    Ben Rutledge
    Participant

    Yes! Thats sorta what i was trying to describe, driving the bicep into something. Sometimes it makes sense in my head but i dont communicate it well.

    ill have a play around, see if i can post a pic

    thanks for your consideration.

    #19029
    Joe
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    Yes! Thats sorta what i was trying to describe, driving the bicep into something. Somes it makes sense in my head but i dont communicate it well.

    ill have a play around, see if i can post a pic

    thanks for your consideration.

    I know what you mean. And the answer is yes, IF***it actually works semantically, and isn’t a pain in the ass for set up. And if the bar doesn’t get in your way. I’ve messed around with it a bit and I’ve seen the best set up don’t by Tom Purvis with cuffs on a machine, and even that is too much of a pain in the ass for me. (Generally what works best is one arm at a time, opposite – non working hand – on your biceps of the working arm)

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