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Front Squat vs Barbell Curl

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Overall comparison

The daily number of front squat lifts entered on Strength Level is less than the daily number of barbell curl lifts.

Metric Front Squat Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Daily count 483 630 ↓147 ↓23%
Total lifts entered 480,857 710,411 ↓229,554 ↓32%

Male comparison

The average front squat entered by men on Strength Level is heavier than the average barbell curl.

The bodyweight of men entering front squat lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering barbell curl lifts.

Metric Front Squat Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 104.9 kg 47 kg ↑57.9 kg ↑123%
Elite lift 171.7 kg 91.3 kg ↑80.4 kg ↑88%
Average bodyweight 80.7 kg 78.1 kg ↑2.6 kg ↑3%
Lifts analysed 162,488 247,682 ↓85,194 ↓34%

Female comparison

The average front squat entered by women on Strength Level is heavier than the average barbell curl.

The bodyweight of women entering front squat lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering barbell curl lifts.

Metric Front Squat Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 62 kg 24.4 kg ↑37.5 kg ↑154%
Elite lift 105.1 kg 53.6 kg ↑51.4 kg ↑96%
Average bodyweight 64.8 kg 64.6 kg ↑0.2 kg ↑0%
Lifts analysed 48,693 27,192 ↑21,501 ↑79%

More comparisons

Compare front squat versus one of the following exercises:

Bench Press Squat Deadlift Shoulder Press Military Press Barbell Curl Incline Bench Press Bent Over Row Hex Bar Deadlift Sumo Deadlift Romanian Deadlift Hip Thrust Close Grip Bench Press T-Bar Row Barbell Shrug Tricep Extension Rack Pull Pendlay Row Lying Tricep Extension Preacher Curl Decline Bench Press Stiff Legged Deadlift Wrist Curl Box Squat Upright Row Barbell Lunge Floor Press Zercher Squat Bulgarian Split Squat Reverse Wrist Curl Split Squat Good Morning Landmine Squat

See also

Barbell Curl vs Front Squat Front Squat Standards Barbell Curl Standards