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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 515 781 ↓266 ↓34%
Total lifts entered 315,432 532,359 ↓216,927 ↓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 32.4 kg 23.8 kg ↑8.6 kg ↑36%
Elite lift 60.4 kg 52.6 kg ↑7.7 kg ↑15%
Average bodyweight 78.2 kg 76.4 kg ↑1.8 kg ↑2%
Lifts analysed 106,715 163,539 ↓56,824 ↓35%

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 15.5 kg 13.6 kg ↑1.9 kg ↑14%
Elite lift 30.4 kg 30.3 kg ↑0.2 kg ↑1%
Average bodyweight 63.9 kg 64.2 kg ↓0.3 kg ↓0%
Lifts analysed 14,004 22,031 ↓8,027 ↓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 Goblet Squat Dumbbell Fly Dumbbell Tricep Extension Dumbbell Shrug Dumbbell Bulgarian Split Squat Arnold Press Dumbbell Concentration Curl Dumbbell Lunge Incline Dumbbell Curl Dumbbell Front Raise Dumbbell Pullover Dumbbell Reverse Fly 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