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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 499 7,547 ↓7,048 ↓93%
Total lifts entered 673,476 8,896,831 ↓8,223,355 ↓92%

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 103.7 lb 216.4 lb ↓112.7 lb ↓52%
Elite lift 201.7 lb 371.1 lb ↓169.5 lb ↓46%
Average bodyweight 172.1 lb 176.5 lb ↓4.4 lb ↓2%
Lifts analysed 235,051 1,899,301 ↓1,664,250 ↓88%

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 109.9 lb ↓56.2 lb ↓51%
Elite lift 118 lb 219.8 lb ↓101.8 lb ↓46%
Average bodyweight 142.4 lb 145.5 lb ↓3.1 lb ↓2%
Lifts analysed 26,065 274,420 ↓248,355 ↓91%

More comparisons

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See also

Bench Press vs Barbell Curl Barbell Curl Standards Bench Press Standards