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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 439 722 ↓283 ↓39%
Total lifts entered 456,269 674,198 ↓217,929 ↓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 ↑57.8 kg ↑123%
Elite lift 171.6 kg 91.5 kg ↑80.1 kg ↑88%
Average bodyweight 80.7 kg 78.1 kg ↑2.6 kg ↑3%
Lifts analysed 153,982 235,051 ↓81,069 ↓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 61.9 kg 24.4 kg ↑37.6 kg ↑154%
Elite lift 105.1 kg 53.5 kg ↑51.6 kg ↑96%
Average bodyweight 64.8 kg 64.6 kg ↑0.2 kg ↑0%
Lifts analysed 46,512 26,065 ↑20,447 ↑78%

More comparisons

Compare front squat versus one of the following exercises:

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

See also

Barbell Curl vs Front Squat Front Squat Standards Barbell Curl Standards