Close Grip Bench Press vs Barbell Curl

Overall comparison

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Daily count 80 523 ↓443 ↓85%
Total lifts entered 85,277 916,536 ↓831,259 ↓91%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 206 lb 101.7 lb ↑104.3 lb ↑102%
Elite lift 341.2 lb 197.3 lb ↑143.9 lb ↑73%
Average bodyweight 180.4 lb 172.1 lb ↑8.3 lb ↑5%
Lifts analysed 20,692 249,915 ↓229,223 ↓92%

Female comparison

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

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 106 lb 53.7 lb ↑52.3 lb ↑97%
Elite lift 194.1 lb 118.2 lb ↑75.9 lb ↑64%
Average bodyweight 146.2 lb 142.5 lb ↑3.7 lb ↑3%
Lifts analysed 1,256 27,250 ↓25,994 ↓95%