By Josh Boggs
This has become a theme with the throwers I’ve been working with in-house at Prime Performance and is a very common question I receive on twitter. I’ve had several athletes tell me bicep pain is the worst pain they ever have when throwing. So, I shall try to some potential reasons why, from a movement and mechanical perspective, your bicep hurts and potential ways to correct the issue.
Why Bicep Pain Is Bad
Plain and simple: it HURTS. BAD. It also is a likely precursor to bigger issues, namely in the elbow and shoulder. Because the bicep is a muscle, it’s highly likely the bicep isn’t going to be what eventually tears or breaks. Eventually it’ll likely be either a UCL tear from the poor deceleration pattern that’s likely an issue or, because of where the bicep tendon attaches in the shoulder, it becomes a labrum issue. Needless to say, not something you want. Simply put, bicep pain is something to address, not put off.