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Barbell Curl vs Preacher Curl

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Overall comparison

The daily number of barbell curl lifts entered on Strength Level is greater than the daily number of preacher curl lifts.

Metric Barbell Curl Preacher Curl Difference Percent
Daily count 669 76 ↑593 ↑780%
Total lifts entered 708,300 17,137 ↑691,163 ↑4033%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Barbell Curl Preacher Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 103.7 lb 106.8 lb ↓3.1 lb ↓3%
Elite lift 201.6 lb 214.1 lb ↓12.5 lb ↓6%
Average bodyweight 172.1 lb 177.6 lb ↓5.5 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 235,835 6,456 ↑229,379 ↑3553%

Female comparison

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

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

Metric Barbell Curl Preacher Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 53.7 lb 56.5 lb ↓2.8 lb ↓5%
Elite lift 118 lb 129.7 lb ↓11.7 lb ↓9%
Average bodyweight 142.4 lb 147.1 lb ↓4.7 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 26,127 341 ↑25,786 ↑7562%

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See also

Preacher Curl vs Barbell Curl Barbell Curl Standards Preacher Curl Standards