The biceps is the muscle most people probably know the name of. When someone wants to show their strength through a gesture, the majority of the time they will raise their elbow to shoulder height and flex their arm, tensing their biceps.
Hardly any muscle is trained with more dedication and time. Much is known about the biceps. I've already written 2 articles about bicep training from a different angle with the YPSI Arm Vacation and "5 Bicep Exercises You've Never Doed Before" .
Here are 3 more things you probably don't know about biceps:
1. The biceps is the namesake for all other muscles - The biceps brachii muscle is the muscle that gave all other muscles their superordinate name. In Latin, musculus means "little mouse" because the strained biceps look like a mouse lying under skin in the imagination of the namesake. The Greeks also have the word μῦς (mȳs) , which means both "mouse" and "muscle".
2. The biceps are NOT the primary elbow flexors - Contrary to popular belief, the primary elbow flexors are not the biceps, but the brachialis. The biceps are the primary supinator of the forearm and assist in flexing the elbow when the forearm is supinated.
3. Leonardo da Vinci was one of the early pioneers of the biceps - The famous polymath Leonardo da Vinci expressed the original idea of the biceps acting as a supinator in his annotated drawings between 1505-1510. In these drawings, the principle of the biceps has been conceived as both a supinator and an elbow flexor. These functions remained hidden from the medical community because Leonardo da Vinci was not considered a scholar of anatomy and his discoveries were not published.
New knowledge always broadens the horizon. In this case the bicep horizon.
Good luck with bicep training!
Picture: The longstanding YPSI customer and YPSI B license trainer Bastian Jörißen with 75° incline bench KH curls.