I had no idea Benedikt ‘Benni’ Magnússon injured his bicep. You hear it all the time, lifters tearing up there biceps from deadlifts. So how do we prevent this from happening? Many great lifters say if you tense your triceps in the deadlift you will bulletproof your biceps and prevent this injury.
I believe this to be mostly true. However, there is one thing that is missing in this solution. The deadlift itself obviously puts a lot of strain directly on the bicep. Obviously. Because of this OVERTRAINING the bicep is super easy. You can have the best form on planet earth but if you are over-training you will still get injured.
Instead of tensing the tricep during the lift I have been simply avoiding overtraining the bicep with stupid curls. I do light hammer curls sometimes but that is about it. I rather use the deadlift to train my biceps with the deadlift rather then taking them out of the deadlift. In the future I may change my mind but for now this is working fantastic for me. Injury prevention is the one thing you will hear me preach about most on this website. Smart lifters are lifters that last and continue to lift heavy until the day they graduate to Valhalla!