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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 369 633 ↓264 ↓42%
Total lifts entered 485,873 781,375 ↓295,502 ↓38%

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 68.3 lb 49.3 lb ↑19 lb ↑38%
Elite lift 127.3 lb 109 lb ↑18.3 lb ↑17%
Average bodyweight 172 lb 168.2 lb ↑3.8 lb ↑2%
Lifts analysed 122,360 171,607 ↓49,247 ↓29%

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 33.4 lb 29.2 lb ↑4.2 lb ↑14%
Elite lift 65.5 lb 65.7 lb ↓0.2 lb ↓0%
Average bodyweight 140.8 lb 141.9 lb ↓1 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 16,532 24,154 ↓7,622 ↓32%

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 Tricep Extension Goblet Squat Dumbbell Hammer Curl Dumbbell Lunge Dumbbell Bulgarian Split Squat Dumbbell Shrug Dumbbell Floor Press Dumbbell Fly Dumbbell Concentration Curl Dumbbell Romanian Deadlift Dumbbell Front Raise Dumbbell Reverse Fly Arnold Press Dumbbell Tricep Kickback Dumbbell Pullover Chest Supported Dumbbell Row Incline Dumbbell Curl Lying Dumbbell Tricep Extension Incline Dumbbell Fly Decline Dumbbell Bench Press

See also

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