Barbell Curl vs Bench Press

Overall comparison

The daily number of barbell curl lifts entered on Strength Level is less than the daily number of bench press lifts.

Metric Barbell Curl Bench Press Difference Percent
Daily count 498 7,976 ↓7,478 ↓94%
Total lifts entered 916,013 13,342,790 ↓12,426,777 ↓93%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Barbell Curl Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 101.7 lb 213.9 lb ↓112.1 lb ↓52%
Elite lift 197.3 lb 368.7 lb ↓171.4 lb ↓46%
Average bodyweight 172.1 lb 176.6 lb ↓4.5 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 249,915 2,469,102 ↓2,219,187 ↓90%

Female comparison

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

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

Metric Barbell Curl Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 53.7 lb 110.4 lb ↓56.6 lb ↓51%
Elite lift 118.2 lb 219.5 lb ↓101.3 lb ↓46%
Average bodyweight 142.5 lb 145.8 lb ↓3.3 lb ↓2%
Lifts analysed 27,250 335,632 ↓308,382 ↓92%