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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 458 645 ↓187 ↓29%
Total lifts entered 458,178 676,746 ↓218,568 ↓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 231.2 lb 103.7 lb ↑127.5 lb ↑123%
Elite lift 378.4 lb 201.6 lb ↑176.8 lb ↑88%
Average bodyweight 177.9 lb 172.1 lb ↑5.8 lb ↑3%
Lifts analysed 154,506 235,835 ↓81,329 ↓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 136.5 lb 53.7 lb ↑82.8 lb ↑154%
Elite lift 231.6 lb 118 lb ↑113.6 lb ↑96%
Average bodyweight 142.8 lb 142.4 lb ↑0.5 lb ↑0%
Lifts analysed 46,647 26,127 ↑20,520 ↑79%

More comparisons

Compare front squat versus one of the following exercises:

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See also

Barbell Curl vs Front Squat Front Squat Standards Barbell Curl Standards