Shoulder Pain Biceps Injury – Eccentric Front Jabs
An eccentric contraction is the motion of an active muscle while it is lengthening under load. To strengthen the biceps eccentrically, start by securing a resisted band at shoulder height. Then wrap the band around your hand and straighten your elbow out to have the slack taken up with a low level of resistance.
With your opposite hand pull the resistance band even more into your body allowing the right elbow to bend to 90 degrees towards the side of your body. Then release with your opposite hand and slowly straighten your right elbow straight again. Repeat this for 10 repetitions doing 3 sets daily.
This exercise is great for returning to sports or activities that require strength using your arm at shoulder height for any duration. If you’re unsure about the exercise or have any uncertainty about where you’re at with the recovery of your shoulder pain or biceps injury, book an appointment and have one of our Physiotherapists at either our North Burnaby or Vancouver locations to check things out.