Some exercises are so similar that they get mistaken for one another. Two of those commonly mixed-up exercises are the skull crusher and the french press. At first glance they may appear to be the same thing, but look a little closer and you'll see they are not. The differences are what make these two exercises work. So let's break it down.
Skull crushers are done lying on your back and involve bringing the bar either to your chin or over your head. The french press is done from a upright seated position or standing and is only executed by lifting the bar over your head. These are the primary differences between the two.
Should You Do Both?
Although they are different exercises, skull crushers and the french press both work the same muscles. They both work the triceps. For this reason there's no need to do both in the same workout, however for varieties sake you can switch between the two. Use skull crushers for one days workout and french press on another day. Also consider your personal preference when deciding if you should do both or stick to one. You may prefer one over the other or if you find yourself in a crowded gym and you don't want to wait for a bench to open up you have the french press to pull out of your back pocket in it's place.
Steve Demonstrates Each Below
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