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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 662 1,077 ↓415 ↓39%
Total lifts entered 297,080 503,465 ↓206,385 ↓41%

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 133.3 lb 117.6 lb ↑15.7 lb ↑13%
Average bodyweight 172.5 lb 168.6 lb ↑3.9 lb ↑2%
Lifts analysed 91,664 142,620 ↓50,956 ↓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 ↑13%
Elite lift 66.7 lb 66.9 lb ↓0.2 lb ↓0%
Average bodyweight 141 lb 141.6 lb ↓0.6 lb ↓0%
Lifts analysed 12,226 19,356 ↓7,130 ↓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 Fly Incline Dumbbell Curl Dumbbell Shrug Dumbbell Tricep Extension Dumbbell Lunge Arnold Press Dumbbell Concentration Curl Dumbbell Front Raise Lying Dumbbell Tricep Extension Dumbbell Bulgarian Split Squat Dumbbell Pullover Dumbbell Reverse Fly Incline Dumbbell Fly Decline Dumbbell Bench Press

See also

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