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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 greater than the daily number of barbell curl lifts.

Metric Military Press Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Daily count 581 550 ↑31 ↑6%
Total lifts entered 146,516 746,947 ↓600,431 ↓80%

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 ↑41.2 lb ↑40%
Elite lift 245.1 lb 201.1 lb ↑44 lb ↑22%
Average bodyweight 178.2 lb 172 lb ↑6.2 lb ↑4%
Lifts analysed 62,204 259,898 ↓197,694 ↓76%

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 76.9 lb 53.9 lb ↑23 lb ↑43%
Elite lift 144.3 lb 118.5 lb ↑25.8 lb ↑22%
Average bodyweight 143.8 lb 142.4 lb ↑1.4 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 4,310 28,230 ↓23,920 ↓85%

More comparisons

Compare military press versus one of the following exercises:

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

See also

Barbell Curl vs Military Press Military Press Standards Barbell Curl Standards