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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 550 50 ↑500 ↑1000%
Total lifts entered 746,947 22,213 ↑724,734 ↑3263%

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 103.6 lb 106.5 lb ↓2.9 lb ↓3%
Elite lift 201.1 lb 217.7 lb ↓16.6 lb ↓8%
Average bodyweight 172 lb 177.1 lb ↓5.1 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 259,898 10,541 ↑249,357 ↑2366%

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 53.9 lb 57 lb ↓3.1 lb ↓5%
Elite lift 118.5 lb 128.8 lb ↓10.3 lb ↓8%
Average bodyweight 142.4 lb 147.3 lb ↓4.9 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 28,230 552 ↑27,678 ↑5014%

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See also

Preacher Curl vs Barbell Curl Barbell Curl Standards Preacher Curl Standards