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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 564 76 ↑488 ↑642%
Total lifts entered 710,975 18,262 ↑692,713 ↑3793%

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 103.6 lb 414.9 lb ↓311.3 lb ↓75%
Elite lift 201.4 lb 706.6 lb ↓505.2 lb ↓71%
Average bodyweight 172.1 lb 181 lb ↓8.9 lb ↓5%
Lifts analysed 247,682 5,214 ↑242,468 ↑4650%

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 53.8 lb 244.4 lb ↓190.6 lb ↓78%
Elite lift 118.2 lb 425 lb ↓306.8 lb ↓72%
Average bodyweight 142.4 lb 149.9 lb ↓7.4 lb ↓5%
Lifts analysed 27,192 606 ↑26,586 ↑4387%

More comparisons

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See also

Rack Pull vs Barbell Curl Barbell Curl Standards Rack Pull Standards