Finding out that your bicep tendon has been torn or severed can put all your fitness goals to a screeching halt. Let’s face it; the biceps are the hooks of the body. This means if you sustain an injury you are pretty much left useless as far as the upper body is concerned. So In this article I will discuss what a bicep tendon injury is and why they are so important to avoid in your training.
The bicep has three tendons in all. One tendon stretches to the elbow and the other two extend to the shoulders. The bicep tendons that connect with the shoulder are the most fragile. And they are responsible for 89 to 96 percent of all bicep tendon ruptures.
How do you know when and if your bicep tendons have snapped off?
You will know hen the bicep tendon has detached or snapped off because there will be a popping sound and your will be in excruciating pain. The bicep tendon injury usually occurs when at the weakest point of the biceps when the bicep is extended
The bicep is a part of a multitude of functional movements for your upper body. The two bicep tendon that are attached to our shoulder have also deep attachments to the scapula which is in charge of timing and coordination of shoulder movements. So when one of these bicep tendons gets ruptured it puts to much unnecessary stress on your shoulder
So what happens when you injure your bicep tendon? Well simply the shoulder affected with the tendon injury looses a lot of muscle strength and power. Bicep tendon injuries usually occur in people 45 to 65 of age. By then the tendon would be worn out and susceptible to injury
If you are an active bodybuilder who has sustained an injury then it is absolutely essential that you avoid such an injury in the first place. If you have already received an injury then it is crucial that you fix the torn bicep tendon. If you get such an injury you will not be able to perform any workouts or upper body physical activities with optimal efficiency for a very long time. So it is wise to repair it as soon as possible.
If you are over 40 and can complete everyday jobs easily then the choice of fixing it is yours.. You can probably complete everyday jobs easily with the bicep tendon so the choice is yours but it is best to fix a problem if the problem is there. Your quality of life will always be better
The only permanent solution to repairing a bicep tendon injury is to go for surgery. You will also need lots of recover time to repair the damage and then build bigger and stronger muscles. Surgery is expensive and painful. So if you can proceed without it by all means do
If you want to avoid a bicep tendon injury then you are better off warming up and using good form when you weight train.