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Barbell Curl vs Shoulder Press

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Overall comparison

The daily number of barbell curl lifts entered on Strength Level is less than the daily number of shoulder press lifts.

Metric Barbell Curl Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Daily count 630 1,430 ↓800 ↓56%
Total lifts entered 710,411 1,436,926 ↓726,515 ↓51%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Barbell Curl Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Average lift 103.6 lb 142.6 lb ↓39 lb ↓27%
Elite lift 201.4 lb 248.6 lb ↓47.2 lb ↓19%
Average bodyweight 172.1 lb 176.8 lb ↓4.8 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 247,682 471,369 ↓223,687 ↓47%

Female comparison

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

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

Metric Barbell Curl Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Average lift 53.8 lb 74.1 lb ↓20.3 lb ↓27%
Elite lift 118.2 lb 142.2 lb ↓24 lb ↓17%
Average bodyweight 142.4 lb 144.2 lb ↓1.8 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 27,192 68,609 ↓41,417 ↓60%

More comparisons

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See also

Shoulder Press vs Barbell Curl Barbell Curl Standards Shoulder Press Standards