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Deadlift vs Barbell Curl

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Overall comparison

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

Metric Deadlift Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Daily count 7,832 595 ↑7,237 ↑1216%
Total lifts entered 7,006,852 845,392 ↑6,161,460 ↑729%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Deadlift Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 335.5 lb 103.4 lb ↑232.1 lb ↑225%
Elite lift 551.2 lb 200.7 lb ↑350.5 lb ↑175%
Average bodyweight 177.7 lb 172 lb ↑5.7 lb ↑3%
Lifts analysed 1,609,360 284,867 ↑1,324,493 ↑465%

Female comparison

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

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

Metric Deadlift Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 192.2 lb 54.3 lb ↑137.9 lb ↑254%
Elite lift 344.7 lb 120.5 lb ↑224.2 lb ↑186%
Average bodyweight 144.4 lb 142.5 lb ↑1.9 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 363,539 30,559 ↑332,980 ↑1090%

More comparisons

Compare deadlift versus one of the following exercises:

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

See also

Barbell Curl vs Deadlift Deadlift Standards Barbell Curl Standards