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Barbell Curl vs Bench Press

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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 720 16,944 ↓16,224 ↓96%
Total lifts entered 785,164 11,013,283 ↓10,228,119 ↓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 103.6 lb 216.6 lb ↓113.1 lb ↓52%
Elite lift 201.1 lb 371.6 lb ↓170.5 lb ↓46%
Average bodyweight 172 lb 176.4 lb ↓4.4 lb ↓2%
Lifts analysed 264,259 2,355,642 ↓2,091,383 ↓89%

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 54 lb 110.7 lb ↓56.6 lb ↓51%
Elite lift 118.8 lb 220.9 lb ↓102.1 lb ↓46%
Average bodyweight 142.5 lb 145.7 lb ↓3.2 lb ↓2%
Lifts analysed 28,633 322,037 ↓293,404 ↓91%

More comparisons

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Bench Press Squat Deadlift Shoulder Press Military Press Front Squat Incline Bench Press Hex Bar Deadlift Bent Over Row Sumo Deadlift Hip Thrust Romanian Deadlift EZ Bar Curl Close Grip Bench Press Decline Bench Press Preacher Curl Floor Press T-Bar Row Box Squat Seated Shoulder Press Rack Pull Pendlay Row Barbell Shrug Lying Tricep Extension Stiff Legged Deadlift Tricep Extension Reverse Barbell Curl Barbell Lunge Bulgarian Split Squat Good Morning Zercher Squat Reverse Wrist Curl Split Squat Upright Row Wrist Curl Reverse Grip Bench Press Landmine Squat

See also

Bench Press vs Barbell Curl Barbell Curl Standards Bench Press Standards