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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 603 86 ↑517 ↑601%
Total lifts entered 672,977 59,245 ↑613,732 ↑1036%

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 103.7 lb 291.8 lb ↓188.1 lb ↓64%
Elite lift 201.7 lb 571 lb ↓369.3 lb ↓65%
Average bodyweight 172.1 lb 178.3 lb ↓6.2 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 235,051 27,964 ↑207,087 ↑741%

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 144.1 lb ↓90.5 lb ↓63%
Elite lift 118 lb 335.4 lb ↓217.4 lb ↓65%
Average bodyweight 142.4 lb 146.2 lb ↓3.8 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 26,065 1,395 ↑24,670 ↑1768%

More comparisons

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See also

Barbell Shrug vs Barbell Curl Barbell Curl Standards Barbell Shrug Standards