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Barbell Curl vs Military 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 military press lifts.

Metric Barbell Curl Military Press Difference Percent
Daily count 498 406 ↑92 ↑23%
Total lifts entered 916,013 321,724 ↑594,289 ↑185%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Barbell Curl Military Press Difference Percent
Average lift 101.7 lb 141.9 lb ↓40.2 lb ↓28%
Elite lift 197.3 lb 239.7 lb ↓42.4 lb ↓18%
Average bodyweight 172.1 lb 178.2 lb ↓6.1 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 249,915 106,867 ↑143,048 ↑134%

Female comparison

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

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

Metric Barbell Curl Military Press Difference Percent
Average lift 53.7 lb 76 lb ↓22.2 lb ↓29%
Elite lift 118.2 lb 141.2 lb ↓23 lb ↓16%
Average bodyweight 142.5 lb 143.5 lb ↓1.1 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 27,250 7,513 ↑19,737 ↑263%

More comparisons

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See also

Military Press vs Barbell Curl Barbell Curl Standards Military Press Standards