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Barbell Curl vs Incline Bench Press

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Overall comparison

The daily number of barbell curl lifts entered on Strength Level is less than the daily number of incline bench press lifts.

Metric Barbell Curl Incline Bench Press Difference Percent
Daily count 700 724 ↓24 ↓3%
Total lifts entered 636,975 214,090 ↑422,885 ↑198%

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 195.2 lb ↓91.5 lb ↓47%
Elite lift 201.9 lb 328.8 lb ↓126.9 lb ↓39%
Average bodyweight 172.1 lb 177 lb ↓4.8 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 222,518 81,346 ↑141,172 ↑174%

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 53.6 lb 95.8 lb ↓42.2 lb ↓44%
Elite lift 117.8 lb 204.8 lb ↓87 lb ↓42%
Average bodyweight 142.3 lb 147 lb ↓4.6 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 24,986 4,712 ↑20,274 ↑430%

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See also

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