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Barbell Curl vs Bent Over Row

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Overall comparison

The daily number of barbell curl lifts entered on Strength Level is greater than the daily number of bent over row lifts.

Metric Barbell Curl Bent Over Row Difference Percent
Daily count 722 401 ↑321 ↑80%
Total lifts entered 674,198 425,573 ↑248,625 ↑58%

Male comparison

The average barbell curl entered by men on Strength Level is less heavy than the average bent over row.

The bodyweight of men entering barbell curl lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering bent over row lifts.

Metric Barbell Curl Bent Over Row Difference Percent
Average lift 103.7 lb 187.8 lb ↓84.1 lb ↓45%
Elite lift 201.7 lb 322.9 lb ↓121.3 lb ↓38%
Average bodyweight 172.1 lb 175.6 lb ↓3.5 lb ↓2%
Lifts analysed 235,051 162,941 ↑72,110 ↑44%

Female comparison

The average barbell curl entered by women on Strength Level is less heavy than the average bent over row.

The bodyweight of women entering barbell curl lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering bent over row lifts.

Metric Barbell Curl Bent Over Row Difference Percent
Average lift 53.7 lb 89.1 lb ↓35.5 lb ↓40%
Elite lift 118 lb 172.7 lb ↓54.7 lb ↓32%
Average bodyweight 142.4 lb 143 lb ↓0.6 lb ↓0%
Lifts analysed 26,065 25,522 ↑543 ↑2%

More comparisons

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See also

Bent Over Row vs Barbell Curl Barbell Curl Standards Bent Over Row Standards