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: front of distal humerus
coronoid process of ulna
major forearm ﬂexor / synergist with biceps brachii / flexion at elbow joint. Only pure flexor of the elbow.
The hammer curl and reverse curl are examples of such exercises that target the brachioradialis.
The first exercise involves the same movement pattern as the aforementioned isometric exercise, but you flex and
extend your elbows continuously and repeatedly. The reverse curl requires the same movement pattern as well,
but you start with your hands in front of your thighs with your palms facing your body. Perform the exercises two
to three times per week, starting with one set of 15 repetitions for a week, then two sets of 15 repetitions for a week,
and finally three sets of 15 repetitions. Thereafter, increase the amount of resistance and decrease the number of repetitions
every two to three weeks.
Rest your affected arm for 48 to 72 hours immediately after suffering the injury to initiate the healing process.
Apply ice to the painful area in 20-minute intervals every one to two hours to minimize swelling. Use an elastic
compression wrap as well if the swelling is severe. Elevate your injured arm when possible to reduce any internal
bleeding. You also can take pain-relieving medications, if desired, at your doctor's direction.
Interesting Fun Fact:
Hockey, baseball, golf athletes have large brachioradialis muscles due to the nature
of their sport however, the largest belongs to tennis or badminton players due to the
extensive usage of the muscle.
The brachioradalis is responsible for flexing the forearm at the elbow.
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