are you serious man?
What do you mean kill your elbows? do you have a joint problem or do you just not accept the fact that there will be pain if you work out intensely?
skullcrushers and dips i LOVE for triceps. hell, i strap over 100 lbs on me while im dippin’.
if your joints hurt, get more fats. [/quote] That doesn’t necessarily fix the issue. [quote]
but if you still end up not doing those (WHICH YOU SHOULD)[/quote] Why? Honestly, you may like them, but they suck for many. CGP allow for better progression/more weight with no elbow trouble when done right… PJR’s allow for decent weight, better stretch, no elbow issues. Rolling DB/EZ Extensions = more weight, elbow friendly by comparison… [quote], you can do pyramid pushups, elbows in pushups(both with weight on back), [/quote]
Many can’t do skullcrushers at all without severe elbow pain, I fall into that group, pX too… And we have no elbow tendonitis or anything. I think it has something to do with the tricep belly length maybe…
In any event, you can simply bring the bar down behind the head with a curl-width grip and the problem is solved.
If you like skullcrushers, cool. Even better if they don’t give you any issues.
But I don’t think that they are a great exercise for most. If you don’t have elbow issues now… Many end up with tendonitis/osis after years of heavy skull-crushers.
Many elbow-friendly alternatives out there, just saying.
I don’t see any reason to do an exercise that flat out hurts me in the wrong way.