Barbell Curl vs Incline 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 incline bench press lifts.

Metric Barbell Curl Incline Bench Press Difference Percent
Daily count 721 510 ↑211 ↑41%
Total lifts entered 594,950 180,687 ↑414,263 ↑229%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Barbell Curl Incline Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 103.8 lb 194.9 lb ↓91.1 lb ↓47%
Elite lift 202.1 lb 329.5 lb ↓127.4 lb ↓39%
Average bodyweight 172.1 lb 176.8 lb ↓4.7 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 208,532 67,890 ↑140,642 ↑207%

Female comparison

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

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

Metric Barbell Curl Incline Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 53.4 lb 95.5 lb ↓42.1 lb ↓44%
Elite lift 117.4 lb 205.9 lb ↓88.5 lb ↓43%
Average bodyweight 142.3 lb 146.9 lb ↓4.6 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 23,592 4,067 ↑19,525 ↑480%

More comparisons

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See also

Incline Bench Press vs Barbell Curl Barbell Curl Standards Incline Bench Press Standards