This video shows how to strengthen the biceps or the muscles on the front of the upper arm. Biceps are important to lift a glass to your mouth for a drink, brush your teeth, pick something up from the floor to pulling a door such as when you are closing it. These muscles are engaged any time you bend your elbow and the stronger they are; the more tasks you will be able to handle.  Biceps are small muscles but develop quickly. Make sure that you pay close attention to the tempo of your arm curl. Lift and lower at the same pace to stimulate the muscle correctly and protect your joints.

Important note on resistance band strength training: Resistance bands are widely used for full body strengthening, postural improvement, rehabilitation and conditioning. They are portable, versatile and easy to use. The bands we suggest are the only resistance bands endorsed by the American Physical Therapy Association called Therabands. These 6-inch wide latex bands come in different, color-coded resistance levels and are also distinguished by the band’s thickness. The progressive resistance system makes it easy to measure progress
in achieving fitness or therapy goals. You start out with a band of comfortable resistance. As you use the band, your muscle strength and endurance improve, and exercises become easier to do. When you are ready for more challenge, you move to a more resistant band to increase exercise intensity.

You can purchase Thera-band Resistance Bands by clicking this link.

*As always, please consult with your doctor before starting any exercise routine, especially if you are recovering from surgery. Always go at your own pace and stop if you are experiencing pain or discomfort.