Isometric Biceps Exercise

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Isometric biceps contractions (isometric elbow flexion) start to strengthen the biceps muscle and are really useful in the early stages of rehabilitation after an injury.

Aim:

To begin to strengthen the biceps muscle after an injury.

Technique:

  • The athlete provides resistance with the other hand as they attempt to bend the elbow.
  • Ensure that the upper arm is stabilised by the side.
  • This may be performed with the palm up, palm down and the hand sideways on to work all associated muscles as well as at different angles.
  • Hold for a few seconds then release.

Muscles worked:

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