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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 722 439 ↑283 ↑64%
Total lifts entered 674,198 456,269 ↑217,929 ↑48%

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 103.7 lb 231.2 lb ↓127.5 lb ↓55%
Elite lift 201.7 lb 378.3 lb ↓176.7 lb ↓47%
Average bodyweight 172.1 lb 177.9 lb ↓5.8 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 235,051 153,982 ↑81,069 ↑53%

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 53.7 lb 136.5 lb ↓82.8 lb ↓61%
Elite lift 118 lb 231.7 lb ↓113.7 lb ↓49%
Average bodyweight 142.4 lb 142.9 lb ↓0.5 lb ↓0%
Lifts analysed 26,065 46,512 ↓20,447 ↓44%

More comparisons

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See also

Front Squat vs Barbell Curl Barbell Curl Standards Front Squat Standards