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Barbell Curl vs Rack Pull

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Overall comparison

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

Metric Barbell Curl Rack Pull Difference Percent
Daily count 499 58 ↑441 ↑760%
Total lifts entered 673,476 12,023 ↑661,453 ↑5502%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Barbell Curl Rack Pull Difference Percent
Average lift 103.7 lb 415.1 lb ↓311.4 lb ↓75%
Elite lift 201.7 lb 706.4 lb ↓504.8 lb ↓71%
Average bodyweight 172.1 lb 181 lb ↓8.9 lb ↓5%
Lifts analysed 235,051 5,074 ↑229,977 ↑4532%

Female comparison

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

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

Metric Barbell Curl Rack Pull Difference Percent
Average lift 53.7 lb 244.9 lb ↓191.2 lb ↓78%
Elite lift 118 lb 425.5 lb ↓307.5 lb ↓72%
Average bodyweight 142.4 lb 149.7 lb ↓7.4 lb ↓5%
Lifts analysed 26,065 588 ↑25,477 ↑4333%

More comparisons

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See also

Rack Pull vs Barbell Curl Barbell Curl Standards Rack Pull Standards