Inverted, negative accenutated DB Curls with the index and middle fingers of the opposite hand crossed to maximize cross nerual activation of the arms while simulataneously breathing through 1 nostril.
Your post made me smile, and recall some of the crazy things I believed worked in the quest to get big. Those muslce magazines really had me screwed up on what works when I started lifting.
While the powerlifters and football players where growing like weeds using the formula "Lift Big.Eat big. Repeat" I was trying spider curls to maximize my peak. Sometimes it takes a long journey to find simple answers.