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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 476 1,332 ↓856 ↓64%
Total lifts entered 848,779 1,773,301 ↓924,522 ↓52%

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 103.4 lb 142.1 lb ↓38.8 lb ↓27%
Elite lift 200.6 lb 247.7 lb ↓47 lb ↓19%
Average bodyweight 172 lb 176.9 lb ↓4.9 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 285,821 549,801 ↓263,980 ↓48%

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 54.3 lb 74.5 lb ↓20.2 lb ↓27%
Elite lift 120.5 lb 143.1 lb ↓22.7 lb ↓16%
Average bodyweight 142.5 lb 144.3 lb ↓1.8 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 30,662 78,308 ↓47,646 ↓61%

More comparisons

Compare barbell curl versus one of the following exercises:

Bench Press Squat Deadlift Shoulder Press Military Press Incline Bench Press Front Squat Hex Bar Deadlift Bent Over Row Sumo Deadlift Hip Thrust Romanian Deadlift EZ Bar Curl Close Grip Bench Press Pendlay Row Box Squat Rack Pull Lying Tricep Extension Barbell Shrug T-Bar Row Decline Bench Press Seated Shoulder Press Stiff Legged Deadlift Tricep Extension Zercher Squat Preacher Curl Floor Press Wrist Curl Bulgarian Split Squat Upright Row Barbell Lunge Good Morning Split Squat Reverse Barbell Curl Reverse Grip Bench Press Reverse Wrist Curl Landmine Squat

See also

Shoulder Press vs Barbell Curl Barbell Curl Standards Shoulder Press Standards