Barbell Curl vs Barbell Shrug

Overall comparison

The daily number of barbell curl lifts entered on Strength Level is greater than the daily number of barbell shrug lifts.

Metric Barbell Curl Barbell Shrug Difference Percent
Daily count 498 93 ↑405 ↑435%
Total lifts entered 916,013 109,961 ↑806,052 ↑733%

Male comparison

The average barbell curl entered by men on Strength Level is less heavy than the average barbell shrug.

The bodyweight of men entering barbell curl lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering barbell shrug lifts.

Metric Barbell Curl Barbell Shrug Difference Percent
Average lift 101.7 lb 290 lb ↓188.3 lb ↓65%
Elite lift 197.3 lb 572 lb ↓374.7 lb ↓66%
Average bodyweight 172.1 lb 178.2 lb ↓6.1 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 249,915 35,345 ↑214,570 ↑607%

Female comparison

The average barbell curl entered by women on Strength Level is less heavy than the average barbell shrug.

The bodyweight of women entering barbell curl lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering barbell shrug lifts.

Metric Barbell Curl Barbell Shrug Difference Percent
Average lift 53.7 lb 145.9 lb ↓92.2 lb ↓63%
Elite lift 118.2 lb 335 lb ↓216.9 lb ↓65%
Average bodyweight 142.5 lb 146 lb ↓3.5 lb ↓2%
Lifts analysed 27,250 1,768 ↑25,482 ↑1441%