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Key Points Direct tensile loading of the biceps tendon is relatively minimal within the major powerlifting movements. Excessive stress, leading to biceps tendinopathy, is probably due to compression of the tendon against the surrounding soft tissue and bony structures. It is best to simply reduce stress along the involved tendon by manipulating training variables, allow […]
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