I wanted to start a thread on the lying barbell tricep extension exercise, aka, "skullcrushers"
At one time they were a staple movememnt in just about every bodybuilder and most powerlifters routine. Larry Pacifio once said that he trained them like a 4th powerlift.
I think that the popularity of them has fallen off somewhat, especially in powerlifting as lifters are doing a lot of Westside stuff such as board presses, floor presses, etc.
I have never quite been able to make it "click" Sometimes when you get an exercise that is not quite an isolation movement, but is also not quite a pure strength movement, there is a tendancy to have your technique be a bit vague.
I like doing them on a decline bench and also like using a low pulley cable.I have also had some success with doing them from a deadstop/bottom position off the pins in the power rack.
I would love to hear everyones thoughts, opinions, comments and tips on this exercise.