How to use Bicep in a sentence
She absently traced a hand down his shoulder and large bicep to the roped muscles of his forearm.
Deidre's gaze fell to his shapely shoulder, thick bicep and roped forearm as he extended one arm high enough for Katie to walk under.
She made out the shape of the bottom of a tattoo on his bicep, what looked like a half-sun.
One bicep filled the hollow of her neck while his other arm was tight around her midsection.
The popular bicep flex exercise is also known as the bicep curl.Advertisement
The image on his bicep was the same she wore around her neck.
On his left bicep, there are also two tattoos - one that is an inverted triangle, and a heart name tattoo that reads "Betty Sue" (his mother's name).
They were commonly etched into a forearm or bicep, unflinchingly announcing the wearer's experiences and thrilling encounters that were worthy of commemoration.
You may not even think of them as bicep exercises, honestly, because the biceps may be helping muscles rather than the target of the exercise.
It's technically not a part of the bicep, but it is closely related and -- perhaps more importantly for cosmetic purposes -- it "props up" the overlying biceps to dramatic effect if you manage to grow it.Advertisement
He pushed his sleeve up farther, revealing the bottom of a thick bicep with a partially visible tattoo.
You can do the traditional bicep curl with dumbbells (simultaneously or you can switch the weight from arm to arm after each set) or with a barbell.
That will focus on the outer bicep and then the inner bicep, respectively.
However, by lifting your body weight to touch the bottom of your chin to that bar, you're getting a bicep workout.
Pull the band up in front of you, utilizing the bicep muscles.Advertisement
Contracting the muscle, i.e. lifting the barbell in a bicep curl, should take about two seconds, while the descent should be about three seconds.
For example, when doing a bicep curl it should take about two seconds to curl up and three seconds to let the weight descend again.
Negative training - You're a lot stronger in the negative phase of the rep, i.e. the part where you control the weight on its way back down in a bicep curl.
Concentrate on contracting your bicep muscles as you lift the weight.
The right bicep exercises can make a big difference in overall arm development.Advertisement
True, triceps make up a bigger portion of the upper arm total volume, but the peaked bicep flex remains the classic definition of strength in the minds of most.
The bicep has two distinct parts, one outer and one inner head.
There's also a little helper muscle tucked under the bicep called Brachialis.
These four bicep exercises will cover all these aspects.
This bicep exercise specifically targets the outer head of the biceps.Advertisement
Now it's time for the mirror image of the narrow grip curls; it's very similar, but targets the inner head of the bicep.
This bicep exercise can be done with a straight or cambered bar, depending on your preference.
For variation, you can do this bicep exercise with or without the aforementioned twist.
This is one of the bicep exercises that pull double-duty in terms of targeting that helper muscle Brachialis mentioned earlier.
When performing the bicep flex, the biceps are in charge of the bending movement, whereas the triceps, which are the opposing muscle group, control the straightening or return movement.Advertisement
Many people use the bicep flex to show their friends that they have been working out with weights.
As such, it should come as no surprise that the bicep flex is a mandatory pose in bodybuilding competitions.
In order to prepare for a competition, professional bodybuilders will spend countless hours performing bicep flex exercises.
They do this so that they can perfect the most important pose of the competition -- the front double bicep pose.
This is the only way that the judges can determine your bicep flex.Advertisement
The front double bicep is the first pose that the competition judges will observe.
If you have an excellent bicep peak, some judges suggest that you turn your head and focus on your bicep -- this draws attention to your great accomplishment.
The rear double bicep pose is also designed to show off your back muscles.
When performing the lat pulldown exercise, pay special attention to the bicep flex movement, which occurs as you pull the bar down towards your chest.
To make your biceps look big and proportionate, your bicep flex routine must include exercises for stimulating the two biceps heads, as well as the brachialis.Advertisement
The standing bicep curl is the primary compound movement for training the biceps.
This is an important movement for building overall bicep mass.
While performing bicep exercises will enhance bicep size and definition, remember that health and muscular symmetry come from total body workouts.
The more you exercise it, the more efficient it gets just like a bicep muscle gets stronger from weekly bicep curls.
Some bicep toning exercise machines have a pad that you can rest your elbows on while performing the exercise.Advertisement
Both bicep curls and triceps extensions originate from the elbow joint.
Weight trainers can perform weightless squats, bicep curls and rowing moves as a warm up.
You can do a set of 15 bicep curls with soup cans.
Bicep workout routines are an excellent way to get in concentrated strength training that will tone and strengthen your arms.
One of the simplest and best known bicep exercises is using barbells to do the bicep curl.Advertisement
A variation on the standing bicep curl, this seated move can be done in the comfort of your living room.
Meaning, the harder you pull, the more resistance, or "weight," you are putting on your bicep.
He rolled up his sleeve, staring in wonder at the tattoo on his bicep.
His arm fell away, and she repositioned her neck over his bicep.
This is a heart and lung exercise and will increase your heart rate and breathing. 1 set 15 reps of bicep curls.
As one of the more effective alarm clocks for deep sleepers, this product forces you to do thirty bicep curls of its dumbbell shaped body before the alarm is turned off.
One popular pose is to have the model flex his arms and take a close-up picture of the bulging bicep muscle.
The follow's left hand rests midway up the bicep of the lead.
The follow's left hand is resting midway up the bicep of the lead, and both of them are facing each other head on.
The follow's left hand should rest on the lead's arm just above the bicep muscle.
The follow usually rests a hand lightly on the lead's bicep.
A sexy tattoo of a scantily clad evil fairy is perfect on a biker's bicep or back.
Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder were engaged in the early 1990's and he had a double banner tattoo added to his right bicep to match the one on the left which contains the tattoo dedicated to his mother.
Religious stars tend to be placed on the shoulder blade, outer bicep or on the chest.
Having a hard time visualizing a bicep workout?
Shape Fit has a phenomenal bicep exercise section.
This article takes a look at four proven effective bicep exercises every weight lifter should keep in his or her arsenal.
The rear double bicep pose gives the bodybuilding competitor another chance to show off his or her amazing bicep flex.
Much like barbells, these jars work well as individual hand weights that create a small amount of resistance for a perfect bicep curl.
Do three to four sets several times weekly to maximize the effect of your bicep workout routines.
Alternately, you can perform compound movements that target both upper body and lower body muscles in conjunction, like performing bicep curls while doing lunges.