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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 429 574 ↓145 ↓25%
Total lifts entered 486,356 764,457 ↓278,101 ↓36%

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 188 lb 103.6 lb ↑84.4 lb ↑82%
Elite lift 323 lb 201.1 lb ↑121.9 lb ↑61%
Average bodyweight 175.6 lb 172 lb ↑3.6 lb ↑2%
Lifts analysed 184,687 264,259 ↓79,572 ↓30%

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 89.8 lb 54 lb ↑35.8 lb ↑66%
Elite lift 173.5 lb 118.8 lb ↑54.7 lb ↑46%
Average bodyweight 142.9 lb 142.5 lb ↑0.4 lb ↑0%
Lifts analysed 28,118 28,633 ↓515 ↓2%

More comparisons

Compare bent over row versus one of the following exercises:

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

See also

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