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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 578 1,295 ↓717 ↓55%
Total lifts entered 751,464 1,521,171 ↓769,707 ↓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 103.5 lb 142.4 lb ↓38.9 lb ↓27%
Elite lift 201.1 lb 248.2 lb ↓47.2 lb ↓19%
Average bodyweight 172 lb 176.8 lb ↓4.8 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 260,831 498,548 ↓237,717 ↓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 lb 74.2 lb ↓20.3 lb ↓27%
Elite lift 118.6 lb 142.5 lb ↓24 lb ↓17%
Average bodyweight 142.4 lb 144.3 lb ↓1.8 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 28,298 72,014 ↓43,716 ↓61%

More comparisons

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See also

Shoulder Press vs Barbell Curl Barbell Curl Standards Shoulder Press Standards