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Barbell Shrug vs Rack Pull

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Overall comparison

The daily number of barbell shrug lifts entered on Strength Level is greater than the daily number of rack pull lifts.

Metric Barbell Shrug Rack Pull Difference Percent
Daily count 58 30 ↑28 ↑93%
Total lifts entered 108,435 67,500 ↑40,935 ↑61%

Male comparison

The average barbell shrug entered by men on Strength Level is less heavy than the average rack pull.

The bodyweight of men entering barbell shrug lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering rack pull lifts.

Metric Barbell Shrug Rack Pull Difference Percent
Average lift 290.3 lb 415.4 lb ↓125.2 lb ↓30%
Elite lift 572.5 lb 714.1 lb ↓141.6 lb ↓20%
Average bodyweight 178.2 lb 182.5 lb ↓4.3 lb ↓2%
Lifts analysed 34,856 13,836 ↑21,020 ↑152%

Female comparison

The average barbell shrug entered by women on Strength Level is less heavy than the average rack pull.

The bodyweight of women entering barbell shrug lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering rack pull lifts.

Metric Barbell Shrug Rack Pull Difference Percent
Average lift 145.4 lb 250.8 lb ↓105.4 lb ↓42%
Elite lift 334.3 lb 447.6 lb ↓113.3 lb ↓25%
Average bodyweight 146 lb 150.6 lb ↓4.7 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 1,751 1,697 ↑54 ↑3%

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

Rack Pull vs Barbell Shrug Barbell Shrug Standards Rack Pull Standards