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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 603 523 ↑80 ↑15%
Total lifts entered 672,977 71,568 ↑601,409 ↑840%

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 103.7 lb 144.8 lb ↓41.1 lb ↓28%
Elite lift 201.7 lb 243.6 lb ↓41.9 lb ↓17%
Average bodyweight 172.1 lb 178.7 lb ↓6.6 lb ↓4%
Lifts analysed 235,051 31,431 ↑203,620 ↑648%

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 77.1 lb ↓23.4 lb ↓30%
Elite lift 118 lb 149.4 lb ↓31.4 lb ↓21%
Average bodyweight 142.4 lb 144 lb ↓1.7 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 26,065 2,127 ↑23,938 ↑1125%

More comparisons

Compare barbell curl versus one of the following exercises:

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See also

Military Press vs Barbell Curl Barbell Curl Standards Military Press Standards