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Military Press vs Barbell Curl

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Overall comparison

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

Metric Military Press Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Daily count 609 630 ↓21 ↓3%
Total lifts entered 188,180 783,272 ↓595,092 ↓76%

Male comparison

The average military press entered by men on Strength Level is heavier than the average barbell curl.

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

Metric Military Press Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 144.7 lb 103.6 lb ↑41.1 lb ↑40%
Elite lift 245.2 lb 201.1 lb ↑44.1 lb ↑22%
Average bodyweight 178.1 lb 172 lb ↑6.1 lb ↑4%
Lifts analysed 67,816 264,259 ↓196,443 ↓74%

Female comparison

The average military press entered by women on Strength Level is heavier than the average barbell curl.

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

Metric Military Press Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 77.1 lb 54 lb ↑23.1 lb ↑43%
Elite lift 147.5 lb 118.8 lb ↑28.7 lb ↑24%
Average bodyweight 143.7 lb 142.5 lb ↑1.2 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 4,658 28,633 ↓23,975 ↓84%

More comparisons

Compare military press versus one of the following exercises:

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

See also

Barbell Curl vs Military Press Military Press Standards Barbell Curl Standards