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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 88 806 ↓718 ↓89%
Total lifts entered 63,935 709,781 ↓645,846 ↓91%

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 291.8 lb 103.7 lb ↑188.1 lb ↑181%
Elite lift 570.9 lb 201.6 lb ↑369.3 lb ↑183%
Average bodyweight 178.3 lb 172.1 lb ↑6.2 lb ↑4%
Lifts analysed 28,100 235,835 ↓207,735 ↓88%

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 144.1 lb 53.7 lb ↑90.4 lb ↑168%
Elite lift 334.7 lb 118 lb ↑216.7 lb ↑184%
Average bodyweight 146.3 lb 142.4 lb ↑3.9 lb ↑3%
Lifts analysed 1,407 26,127 ↓24,720 ↓95%

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 Hip Thrust Romanian Deadlift Close Grip Bench Press T-Bar Row Preacher Curl Rack Pull Pendlay Row Stiff Legged Deadlift Box Squat Tricep Extension Decline Bench Press Bulgarian Split Squat Good Morning Upright Row Lying Tricep Extension Floor Press Barbell Lunge Landmine Squat Wrist Curl Split Squat Reverse Wrist Curl Zercher Squat

See also

Barbell Curl vs Barbell Shrug Barbell Shrug Standards Barbell Curl Standards