When thinking about how to best build a big pair of biceps, the prescription seems rather simple: Do some curls with a barbell, a pair of DB’s and maybe even a cable a couple of days per week, and presto – you’re ready for the “gun show.”

It may be that easy for genetic freaks like Phil Heath or Kai Greene, but for the rest of us, more thought and care must be put into every biceps blasting session. The fact is that most trainees do not fail at the quest to manifest bigger bi’s for lack of passion or effort, but because of issues with their approach.

The following mistakes are often made while training biceps. Perhaps one or more will hit home for you and allow for some changes to your own program that will yield better results for your hard work.