Thick-bar training has been gaining popularity over the past few years and rightfully so as it will increase grip and overall strength in short order. To create a wide or open grip you can use training tools such as the TylerGrip, Fat Gripz, EZ Grips, or the new Grips FEAR attachments, or you can use kettlebells but not in the traditional manner. Instead of using the handles, grasp the cannon part of the ‘bell and curl away. You can only perform supinated (palms up) curls with this method, but what a great feel! Try them standing, seated, lying in an incline position, or stationed on a preacher bench. Any way you go about it, I think you’ll agree that “cannonbell curls” are a great alternative!