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Barbell Curl vs Close Grip Bench Press

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Overall comparison

The daily number of barbell curl lifts entered on Strength Level is greater than the daily number of close grip bench press lifts.

Metric Barbell Curl Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Daily count 645 129 ↑516 ↑400%
Total lifts entered 676,746 15,598 ↑661,148 ↑4239%

Male comparison

The average barbell curl entered by men on Strength Level is less heavy than the average close grip bench press.

The bodyweight of men entering barbell curl lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering close grip bench press lifts.

Metric Barbell Curl Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 103.7 lb 205.9 lb ↓102.2 lb ↓50%
Elite lift 201.6 lb 342.9 lb ↓141.3 lb ↓41%
Average bodyweight 172.1 lb 180.3 lb ↓8.2 lb ↓5%
Lifts analysed 235,835 7,418 ↑228,417 ↑3079%

Female comparison

The average barbell curl entered by women on Strength Level is less heavy than the average close grip bench press.

The bodyweight of women entering barbell curl lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering close grip bench press lifts.

Metric Barbell Curl Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 53.7 lb 104.1 lb ↓50.4 lb ↓48%
Elite lift 118 lb 198 lb ↓80 lb ↓40%
Average bodyweight 142.4 lb 146.7 lb ↓4.3 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 26,127 448 ↑25,679 ↑5732%

More comparisons

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See also

Close Grip Bench Press vs Barbell Curl Barbell Curl Standards Close Grip Bench Press Standards