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Bent Over Row vs Barbell Curl

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Overall comparison

The daily number of bent over row lifts entered on Strength Level is less than the daily number of barbell curl lifts.

Metric Bent Over Row Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Daily count 355 469 ↓114 ↓24%
Total lifts entered 598,354 907,295 ↓308,941 ↓34%

Male comparison

The average bent over row entered by men on Strength Level is heavier than the average barbell curl.

The bodyweight of men entering bent over row lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering barbell curl lifts.

Metric Bent Over Row Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 187.3 lb 101.7 lb ↑85.6 lb ↑84%
Elite lift 321.7 lb 197.4 lb ↑124.4 lb ↑63%
Average bodyweight 175.6 lb 172.1 lb ↑3.6 lb ↑2%
Lifts analysed 204,138 247,891 ↓43,753 ↓18%

Female comparison

The average bent over row entered by women on Strength Level is heavier than the average barbell curl.

The bodyweight of women entering bent over row lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering barbell curl lifts.

Metric Bent Over Row Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 90.9 lb 53.7 lb ↑37.2 lb ↑69%
Elite lift 173 lb 118.1 lb ↑55 lb ↑47%
Average bodyweight 142.7 lb 142.5 lb ↑0.2 lb ↑0%
Lifts analysed 30,283 27,100 ↑3,183 ↑12%

More comparisons

Compare bent over row versus one of the following exercises:

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

See also

Barbell Curl vs Bent Over Row Bent Over Row Standards Barbell Curl Standards