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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 670 446 ↑224 ↑50%
Total lifts entered 822,315 535,316 ↑286,999 ↑54%

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 103.5 lb 188.1 lb ↓84.6 lb ↓45%
Elite lift 200.9 lb 323.2 lb ↓122.3 lb ↓38%
Average bodyweight 172 lb 175.6 lb ↓3.6 lb ↓2%
Lifts analysed 276,288 194,444 ↑81,844 ↑42%

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 54.2 lb 90.1 lb ↓35.9 lb ↓40%
Elite lift 118.9 lb 173.8 lb ↓54.9 lb ↓32%
Average bodyweight 142.5 lb 142.8 lb ↓0.4 lb ↓0%
Lifts analysed 29,717 29,229 ↑488 ↑2%

More comparisons

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See also

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