Biceps Stretch

Upper Body Stretches

The biceps stretch is the first of several upper body stretches in this fitness video series.

Before beginning any stretching, you want to ensure you warm up the muscles first.

Stretching cold and unprepared muscles can cause small tears and injury.

The biceps brachhi are the muscles located in the upper front part of the arm. These are the ones you see when flexing and showing off the "big guns".

The two heads consist of the long and short head and work together as a flexor of the arm at the elbow.

They also act as a supinator, or rotator of the forearm.

The biceps are the opposing muscles to your triceps. Whenever doing stretching or strengthening exercises, you want to work the opposing muscles.

So once you are done with this stretch, be sure to do the next one for your tricep muscles.

Stretch #1 - Biceps Stretch

You need to use a wall for this stretch so be sure to have the proper place in your home or at the gym for this one. 
  1. Place your right hand on the wall and face sideways so that your arm is stretched out to your side.
  2. Make sure your palm is palm flat against the surface of the wall.
  3. Now slowly turn your body away from the wall until you feel the stretch in the bicep muscle.
  4. As you turn away from the wall, keep your arm straight.
  5. Hold this stretch for 20 - 30 seconds.
  6. Repeat for the other arm.

Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move correctly. 

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