Shoulder Pain Long Head Biceps Strain – Eccentric Push Backs

Shoulder Pain Long Head Biceps Strain – Eccentric Push Backs


This is another eccentric contraction motion
of the long head part of the biceps muscle group lengthening under load. Secure a resistance band onto something sturdy
like the leg of your bed or couch behind you. Wrap the other end of the band around your
hand with the tension taken up with the elbow straight. Use your opposite hand to actively take up
all the load to bring the left arm and shoulder up to ninety degrees. Release with your opposite hand and slowly
lower the shoulder and arm down while straightening your elbow. Repeat this for 10 repetitions doing 3 sets
on each side. Although the disadvantage with this eccentric
exercise is that the resistance becomes easier as you lower the arm and shoulder back down
with a straight elbow, it’s still effective in eccentrically strengthening the long head
portion of the biceps. 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.

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