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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 649 199 ↑450 ↑226%
Total lifts entered 731,791 25,811 ↑705,980 ↑2735%

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 103.6 lb 206.1 lb ↓102.5 lb ↓50%
Elite lift 201.2 lb 344.8 lb ↓143.6 lb ↓42%
Average bodyweight 172.1 lb 180.5 lb ↓8.4 lb ↓5%
Lifts analysed 254,867 11,659 ↑243,208 ↑2086%

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 53.9 lb 103.9 lb ↓50 lb ↓48%
Elite lift 118.4 lb 197.1 lb ↓78.8 lb ↓40%
Average bodyweight 142.4 lb 146.7 lb ↓4.3 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 27,820 707 ↑27,113 ↑3835%

More comparisons

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Bench Press Squat Deadlift Shoulder Press Military Press Incline Bench Press Front Squat Bent Over Row Sumo Deadlift Hex Bar Deadlift Hip Thrust Close Grip Bench Press Romanian Deadlift Decline Bench Press Rack Pull Preacher Curl Barbell Shrug Pendlay Row Stiff Legged Deadlift T-Bar Row Tricep Extension Floor Press Box Squat Barbell Lunge Bulgarian Split Squat Upright Row Lying Tricep Extension Good Morning Zercher Squat Split Squat Wrist Curl Landmine Squat Reverse Wrist Curl

See also

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