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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 436 529 ↓93 ↓18%
Total lifts entered 313,600 906,246 ↓592,646 ↓65%

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 141.9 lb 101.7 lb ↑40.2 lb ↑39%
Elite lift 239.7 lb 197.4 lb ↑42.4 lb ↑21%
Average bodyweight 178.2 lb 172.1 lb ↑6.1 lb ↑4%
Lifts analysed 104,618 247,891 ↓143,273 ↓58%

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 75.9 lb 53.7 lb ↑22.2 lb ↑41%
Elite lift 141.2 lb 118.1 lb ↑23.2 lb ↑20%
Average bodyweight 143.5 lb 142.5 lb ↑1 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 7,363 27,100 ↓19,737 ↓73%

More comparisons

Compare military press versus one of the following exercises:

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

See also

Barbell Curl vs Military Press Military Press Standards Barbell Curl Standards