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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 578 440 ↑138 ↑31%
Total lifts entered 751,464 477,083 ↑274,381 ↑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 103.5 lb 187.9 lb ↓84.4 lb ↓45%
Elite lift 201 lb 323 lb ↓122 lb ↓38%
Average bodyweight 172 lb 175.6 lb ↓3.6 lb ↓2%
Lifts analysed 261,745 182,757 ↑78,988 ↑43%

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 lb 89.7 lb ↓35.7 lb ↓40%
Elite lift 118.7 lb 173.2 lb ↓54.5 lb ↓31%
Average bodyweight 142.5 lb 142.9 lb ↓0.4 lb ↓0%
Lifts analysed 28,375 27,873 ↑502 ↑2%

More comparisons

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See also

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