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Dumbbell Shoulder Press vs Dumbbell Curl

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Overall comparison

The daily number of dumbbell shoulder press lifts entered on Strength Level is less than the daily number of dumbbell curl lifts.

Metric Dumbbell Shoulder Press Dumbbell Curl Difference Percent
Daily count 375 614 ↓239 ↓39%
Total lifts entered 266,287 458,369 ↓192,082 ↓42%

Male comparison

The average dumbbell shoulder press entered by men on Strength Level is heavier than the average dumbbell curl.

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

Metric Dumbbell Shoulder Press Dumbbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 71.7 lb 53 lb ↑18.7 lb ↑35%
Elite lift 133.1 lb 117.6 lb ↑15.5 lb ↑13%
Average bodyweight 172.5 lb 168.6 lb ↑3.9 lb ↑2%
Lifts analysed 91,039 141,758 ↓50,719 ↓36%

Female comparison

The average dumbbell shoulder press entered by women on Strength Level is heavier than the average dumbbell curl.

The bodyweight of women entering dumbbell shoulder press lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering dumbbell curl lifts.

Metric Dumbbell Shoulder Press Dumbbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 34.1 lb 30.1 lb ↑4.1 lb ↑14%
Elite lift 66.8 lb 67 lb ↓0.2 lb ↓0%
Average bodyweight 140.9 lb 141.6 lb ↓0.6 lb ↓0%
Lifts analysed 12,162 19,234 ↓7,072 ↓37%

More comparisons

Compare dumbbell shoulder press versus one of the following exercises:

Dumbbell Bench Press Dumbbell Curl Incline Dumbbell Bench Press Dumbbell Row Dumbbell Lateral Raise Dumbbell Hammer Curl Goblet Squat Dumbbell Shrug Dumbbell Fly Dumbbell Bulgarian Split Squat Dumbbell Tricep Extension Incline Dumbbell Curl Lying Dumbbell Tricep Extension Dumbbell Lunge Arnold Press Dumbbell Front Raise Dumbbell Pullover Dumbbell Concentration Curl Incline Dumbbell Fly Dumbbell Reverse Fly Decline Dumbbell Bench Press

See also

Dumbbell Curl vs Dumbbell Shoulder Press Dumbbell Shoulder Press Standards Dumbbell Curl Standards