Spray elbow area with adhesive spray. Have athlete flex elbow to 90 degrees, flex bicep and flex wrist. Have the athlete make a tight fist so that forearm muscles are fully flexed.
Spray elbow area generously with adhesive spray. Pre-wrap from just above the belly of the bicep to just above the wrist.
Using 3” elastic tape, place anchor strips around the entire bicep muscle (you may want to anchor to the skin to ensure the tape job doesn’t slide down) to the mid-forearm.
Using 2” white athletic tape, place 3 stirrups perpendicular to elbow crease from the top anchor strip to the bottom anchor strip. Then, place 3-5 X strips: inside bicep to outside forearm; outside bicep to inside forearm.
Using 3” elastic tape, cover entire area. Be sure not to make the tape too tight. Be sure athlete continues to have bicep, wrist and fist fully flexed to avoid circulation issues.
NEVER USE STANDARD WHITE ATHLETIC TAPE TO GO AROUND MUSCLE.
Without the elasticity, muscle cell dies and strength is significantly reduced.