Barbell Curl vs Barbell Shrug

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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 721 117 ↑604 ↑516%
Total lifts entered 594,950 48,317 ↑546,633 ↑1131%

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 103.8 lb 291.4 lb ↓187.6 lb ↓64%
Elite lift 202.1 lb 569.9 lb ↓367.8 lb ↓65%
Average bodyweight 172.1 lb 177.9 lb ↓5.8 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 208,532 22,574 ↑185,958 ↑824%

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 53.4 lb 144.7 lb ↓91.2 lb ↓63%
Elite lift 117.4 lb 340 lb ↓222.6 lb ↓65%
Average bodyweight 142.3 lb 146.4 lb ↓4.1 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 23,592 1,162 ↑22,430 ↑1930%

More comparisons

Compare barbell curl versus one of the following exercises:

Bench Squat Deadlift Shoulder Press Incline Bench Press Front Squat Bent Over Row Hex Bar Deadlift Sumo Deadlift Romanian Deadlift Hip Thrust Close Grip Bench Press Barbell Shrug Preacher Curl Pendlay Row Rack Pull T-Bar Row Decline Bench Press Lying Tricep Extension Tricep Extension Box Squat Upright Row Bulgarian Split Squat Good Morning

See also

Barbell Shrug vs Barbell Curl Barbell Curl Standards Barbell Shrug Standards