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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 550 4,857 ↓4,307 ↓89%
Total lifts entered 746,947 5,945,796 ↓5,198,849 ↓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 103.6 lb 286.1 lb ↓182.6 lb ↓64%
Elite lift 201.1 lb 482.4 lb ↓281.3 lb ↓58%
Average bodyweight 172 lb 176.8 lb ↓4.7 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 259,898 1,414,106 ↓1,154,208 ↓82%

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 53.9 lb 159.7 lb ↓105.8 lb ↓66%
Elite lift 118.5 lb 298.3 lb ↓179.8 lb ↓60%
Average bodyweight 142.4 lb 141.4 lb ↑1.1 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 28,230 333,970 ↓305,740 ↓92%

More comparisons

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See also

Squat vs Barbell Curl Barbell Curl Standards Squat Standards