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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 806 88 ↑718 ↑816%
Total lifts entered 709,781 63,935 ↑645,846 ↑1010%

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 201.6 lb 570.9 lb ↓369.3 lb ↓65%
Average bodyweight 172.1 lb 178.3 lb ↓6.2 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 235,835 28,100 ↑207,735 ↑739%

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 ↓90.4 lb ↓63%
Elite lift 118 lb 334.7 lb ↓216.7 lb ↓65%
Average bodyweight 142.4 lb 146.3 lb ↓3.9 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 26,127 1,407 ↑24,720 ↑1757%

More comparisons

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See also

Barbell Shrug vs Barbell Curl Barbell Curl Standards Barbell Shrug Standards