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Barbell Curl vs Front Squat

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Overall comparison

The daily number of barbell curl lifts entered on Strength Level is greater than the daily number of front squat lifts.

Metric Barbell Curl Front Squat Difference Percent
Daily count 502 333 ↑169 ↑51%
Total lifts entered 821,645 544,766 ↑276,879 ↑51%

Male comparison

The average barbell curl entered by men on Strength Level is less heavy than the average front squat.

The bodyweight of men entering barbell curl lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering front squat lifts.

Metric Barbell Curl Front Squat Difference Percent
Average lift 103.5 lb 231.4 lb ↓127.9 lb ↓55%
Elite lift 200.9 lb 379 lb ↓178.1 lb ↓47%
Average bodyweight 172 lb 177.8 lb ↓5.8 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 276,288 182,747 ↑93,541 ↑51%

Female comparison

The average barbell curl entered by women on Strength Level is less heavy than the average front squat.

The bodyweight of women entering barbell curl lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering front squat lifts.

Metric Barbell Curl Front Squat Difference Percent
Average lift 54.2 lb 137 lb ↓82.8 lb ↓60%
Elite lift 118.9 lb 231.8 lb ↓112.9 lb ↓49%
Average bodyweight 142.5 lb 142.9 lb ↓0.4 lb ↓0%
Lifts analysed 29,717 54,203 ↓24,486 ↓45%

More comparisons

Compare barbell curl versus one of the following exercises:

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

See also

Front Squat vs Barbell Curl Barbell Curl Standards Front Squat Standards