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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 437 499 ↓62 ↓12%
Total lifts entered 72,005 673,476 ↓601,471 ↓89%

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 144.8 lb 103.7 lb ↑41.1 lb ↑40%
Elite lift 243.6 lb 201.7 lb ↑42 lb ↑21%
Average bodyweight 178.7 lb 172.1 lb ↑6.6 lb ↑4%
Lifts analysed 32,364 235,051 ↓202,687 ↓86%

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 77.2 lb 53.7 lb ↑23.6 lb ↑44%
Elite lift 149.5 lb 118 lb ↑31.5 lb ↑27%
Average bodyweight 144 lb 142.4 lb ↑1.7 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 2,192 26,065 ↓23,873 ↓92%

More comparisons

Compare military press versus one of the following exercises:

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

See also

Barbell Curl vs Military Press Military Press Standards Barbell Curl Standards