Find out what functions your muscles perform and how they work
Click on each muscle group below to receive a detailed explanation, its exact location, functions and common activities that the muscle is used for, including the best strength training exercises for that muscle.
Learn what your muscles look like inside you and where they are in your body
Exercises that work the Biceps (Biceps Brachii, short head and long head)
The Biceps Brachii is attached to the forearm bone called the radius and originates at the scapula in two places (the Bicep gets it's name from these two heads - called the short head and the long head).
Maintain your ideal body weight. The more you weigh, the more stress you are putting on your joints, especially your hips, knees, back and feet.
Move your body. Exercise protects joints by strengthening the muscles around them. Strong muscles keep your joints from rubbing against one another, wearing down cartilage. We can help you get started on an exercise program that works for you.
Stand up straight. Good posture protects the joints in your neck, back, hips and knees.
Pace yourself. Alternate periods of heavy activity with periods of rest. Repetitive stress on joints for long periods of time can accelerate the wear and tear that causes osteoarthritis.
Listen to your body. If you are in pain, don't ignore it. Pain after activity or exercise can be an indication that you have overstressed your joints.
Don't be static. Changing positions regularly will decrease the stiffness in your muscles and joints.
Forget the weekend warrior. Don't engage in activities your body for which your body isn't prepared. Start new activities slowly and safely until you know how your body will react to them. This will reduce the chance of injury.
Wear proper safety equipment. Don't leave helmets and wrist pads at home. Make sure you get safety gear that is comfortable and fits appropriately.
Ask for help. Don't try to do a job that is too big for you to handle. Get another pair of hands to help out.