Decline Close Grip Bench to Skull Crusher

This exercise combines a close grip bench press with triceps extension.


  1. Lay with your back on a flat bench.
  2. Grip a barbell with a close grip 8-12 inches apart.
  3. Keeping your arms close to your sides lower the bar so it touches your chest, approximately an inch below your nipples.
  4. Slowly return to starting position, concentrating on your triceps.
  5. At the top of the exercise bend your arms down towards your head.
  6. Raise the bar back up over your chest and repeat.

Exercise images by Everkinetic.