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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 526 872 ↓346 ↓40%
Total lifts entered 331,927 555,736 ↓223,809 ↓40%

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 71.3 lb 52.4 lb ↑19 lb ↑36%
Elite lift 133 lb 115.8 lb ↑17.3 lb ↑15%
Average bodyweight 172.4 lb 168.4 lb ↑4 lb ↑2%
Lifts analysed 111,359 169,892 ↓58,533 ↓34%

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 34.2 lb 30 lb ↑4.2 lb ↑14%
Elite lift 67.1 lb 67 lb ↑0.1 lb ↑0%
Average bodyweight 141 lb 141.6 lb ↓0.7 lb ↓0%
Lifts analysed 14,535 22,779 ↓8,244 ↓36%

More comparisons

Compare dumbbell shoulder press versus one of the following exercises:

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