Tip: Single-Arm Machine Curl

Start your biceps work with hammer curls, then a preacher curl variation like the one here. For safety, finish with heavy barbell curls when you're biceps are fully pumped.

Preacher curls have always been the favorite of all time greats like Larry Scott, the king of full, long biceps. I never like to start with these though. This is an exercise that's simply "meant" to be done with a pumped arm. Any variation, like the single-arm machine curl shown here, should be done after hammer curls or other bicep exercises.