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Barbell Curl vs Squat

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Overall comparison

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

Metric Barbell Curl Squat Difference Percent
Daily count 499 4,387 ↓3,888 ↓89%
Total lifts entered 673,476 5,237,543 ↓4,564,067 ↓87%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Barbell Curl Squat Difference Percent
Average lift 103.7 lb 286 lb ↓182.3 lb ↓64%
Elite lift 201.7 lb 482 lb ↓280.3 lb ↓58%
Average bodyweight 172.1 lb 176.8 lb ↓4.7 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 235,051 1,243,291 ↓1,008,240 ↓81%

Female comparison

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

The bodyweight of women entering barbell curl lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering squat lifts.

Metric Barbell Curl Squat Difference Percent
Average lift 53.7 lb 159.1 lb ↓105.4 lb ↓66%
Elite lift 118 lb 297.8 lb ↓179.8 lb ↓60%
Average bodyweight 142.4 lb 141.3 lb ↑1.1 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 26,065 300,702 ↓274,637 ↓91%

More comparisons

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See also

Squat vs Barbell Curl Barbell Curl Standards Squat Standards