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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 143 57 ↑86 ↑151%
Total lifts entered 102,349 69,532 ↑32,817 ↑47%

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 290 lb 147.8 lb ↑142.2 lb ↑96%
Elite lift 567.6 lb 295.7 lb ↑271.9 lb ↑92%
Average bodyweight 178.3 lb 176.5 lb ↑1.8 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 37,892 20,224 ↑17,668 ↑87%

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 145.7 lb 76 lb ↑69.7 lb ↑92%
Elite lift 338.3 lb 153.6 lb ↑184.8 lb ↑120%
Average bodyweight 145.7 lb 142.2 lb ↑3.5 lb ↑2%
Lifts analysed 1,842 3,612 ↓1,770 ↓49%

More comparisons

Compare barbell shrug versus one of the following exercises:

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

See also

Upright Row vs Barbell Shrug Barbell Shrug Standards Upright Row Standards