Bench Press vs Barbell Curl

Overall comparison

The daily number of bench press lifts entered on Strength Level is greater than the daily number of barbell curl lifts.

Metric Bench Press Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Daily count 11,372 523 ↑10,849 ↑2074%
Total lifts entered 13,354,162 916,536 ↑12,437,626 ↑1357%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Bench Press Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 213.9 lb 101.7 lb ↑112.1 lb ↑110%
Elite lift 368.7 lb 197.3 lb ↑171.4 lb ↑87%
Average bodyweight 176.6 lb 172.1 lb ↑4.5 lb ↑3%
Lifts analysed 2,469,102 249,915 ↑2,219,187 ↑888%

Female comparison

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

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

Metric Bench Press Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 110.4 lb 53.7 lb ↑56.6 lb ↑105%
Elite lift 219.5 lb 118.2 lb ↑101.3 lb ↑86%
Average bodyweight 145.8 lb 142.5 lb ↑3.3 lb ↑2%
Lifts analysed 335,632 27,250 ↑308,382 ↑1132%