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Barbell Shrug vs Upright Row

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Overall comparison

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

Metric Barbell Shrug Upright Row Difference Percent
Daily count 88 42 ↑46 ↑110%
Total lifts entered 63,935 38,296 ↑25,639 ↑67%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Barbell Shrug Upright Row Difference Percent
Average lift 291.8 lb 149.3 lb ↑142.5 lb ↑95%
Elite lift 570.9 lb 298 lb ↑272.9 lb ↑92%
Average bodyweight 178.3 lb 176.5 lb ↑1.8 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 28,100 15,992 ↑12,108 ↑76%

Female comparison

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

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

Metric Barbell Shrug Upright Row Difference Percent
Average lift 144.1 lb 77 lb ↑67.1 lb ↑87%
Elite lift 334.7 lb 154.4 lb ↑180.3 lb ↑117%
Average bodyweight 146.3 lb 141.9 lb ↑4.3 lb ↑3%
Lifts analysed 1,407 2,894 ↓1,487 ↓51%

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

Upright Row vs Barbell Shrug Barbell Shrug Standards Upright Row Standards