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Barbell Shrug vs Barbell Curl

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Overall comparison

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

Metric Barbell Shrug Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Daily count 58 596 ↓538 ↓90%
Total lifts entered 108,435 905,717 ↓797,282 ↓88%

Male comparison

The average barbell shrug entered by men on Strength Level is heavier than the average barbell curl.

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

Metric Barbell Shrug Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 290.3 lb 101.7 lb ↑188.5 lb ↑185%
Elite lift 572.5 lb 197.4 lb ↑375.1 lb ↑190%
Average bodyweight 178.2 lb 172.1 lb ↑6.1 lb ↑4%
Lifts analysed 34,856 247,265 ↓212,409 ↓86%

Female comparison

The average barbell shrug entered by women on Strength Level is heavier than the average barbell curl.

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

Metric Barbell Shrug Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 145.4 lb 53.7 lb ↑91.7 lb ↑171%
Elite lift 334.3 lb 118 lb ↑216.4 lb ↑183%
Average bodyweight 146 lb 142.5 lb ↑3.5 lb ↑2%
Lifts analysed 1,751 27,043 ↓25,292 ↓94%

More comparisons

Compare barbell shrug versus one of the following exercises:

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

See also

Barbell Curl vs Barbell Shrug Barbell Shrug Standards Barbell Curl Standards