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Muscular System - Bicep Muscles

About Your Bicep Muscles

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).

The Biceps runs down the anterior or front side of the humerus and makes up approximated 1/3 of the muscle mass of the upper arm..

The Biceps are among the most famous muscles in the body. When somebody asks you to "make a muscle", they aren't asking you to flex your hamstrings. They want to see your biceps!

Bicep MusclesBiceps Muscle Functions

The primary function of the Bicep muscle is to move the forearm towards the shoulder (elbow flexion).

The secondary function of the Bicep is supination of the forearm. This means turning the hand from a palms-down position to a palms-up position.

Biceps Muscle Exercises

Hammer Curls
Standing Two-Armed Cable Curls
Cross Body One-Armed Cable Curls
Dumbbell Preacher Curls
Alternate Incline Dumbbell Curls
Incline Dumbbell Curl
Concentration Curls
Cross Body Dumbbell Hammer Curl
EZ-Bar Bicep Curl
Two-Armed Dumbbell Preacher Curls
Close Grip Chin Up

Shoulder Muscles

The muscle anatomy descriptions and picture on this page were provided courtesy of Nick Nilsson.


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