* Puts on fire-proof suit* The much maligned bicep curl is about to get a boost of support here. Please listen to what I am saying before you slay away. I am not talking about alternating bicep curls using 15lb dumbbells and focusing on the peaks of your bi's. I am also not talking about concentration or preacher curls or any other Muscle and Fitness douchebag bodybuilding movment. I am talking about straight curls using an Olympic bar using moderate to heavy weight ( 6-12 reps). I have found that adding these following pulls or hanging rows is really good for increasing strength. I find a lot of people who have weak pulls are weak through the upper back, serratus, and....the biceps. The biceps are a prime mover for pulls and increasing strength through the biceps does help for movments like pull-ups and hanging rows. Note, I will not do the curls before pulls, they are added after pulls are done to failure. I have also noticed that adding them, has helped both my clients and myself increase pull-up strength.