Torn Bicep Muscle


For those of you who have had a torn bicep muscle you'll know it's a painful bicep injury! A torn bicep muscle occurs when you your bicep muscle is (usually) fully extended and under too much pressure. Weight lifters often get a torn bicep muscle when doing the preacher curl. The preacher curl really strains the bicep muscle, and can lead to a torn bicep muscle if you are lifting too heavy and have not warmed up correctly.

In this section we'll discuss how to prevent a torn bicep muscle, how to recognize you have a torn bicep muscle and what to do if you get a torn bicep muscle injury. Ok, let's start by looking at how to prevent yourself from over getting a torn bicep muscle injury.

Result of bicep muscle tearing

How to recognize a torn bicep muscle


So how do you know if you have a torn bicep muscle? Most torn bicep muscle injuries occur when the arm is fully extended and the lifter is just about to pull the weight back up. When you get a torn bicep muscle you will feel an immediate sharp pain in your bicep near your elbow, followed by bicep muscle weakness and stiffness and eventaully bruising.

A torn bicep muscle can also occur at the top of the bicep. This type of torn bicep muscle is rare, and is often caused by arthritic changes in your body, not from straining your bicep muscle in training. You are more likely to get s torn bicep muscle in the lower part of your bicep.

Torn bicep muscle prevention


Preventing a torn bicep muscle is quite simple. Warm up your bicep muscle fully before training, use strict form in all your bicep training exercises and know your limits. If you don't warm up your biceps fully and then lift heavy weights, you will get a torn bicep muscle! You should get blood to your bicep muscles by warming up using a row machine the do about 40 curls with an empty bar. When you're working out, don't overdo it. Keep strict form to prevent a torn bicep muscle.

What to do if you have a torn bicep muscle


A torn bicep muscle can be very serious and may require surgery. If you think you have a torn bicep muscle, stop training immediately and see a sports doctor. Never keep training if you think you may have a torn bicep muscle, you can cause yourself serious permanent damage. If you are not 100% sure you have a torn bicep muscle, see a doctor anyway! It's not worth the risk of permanent bicep damage.

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