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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 662 630 ↑32 ↑5%
Total lifts entered 108,722 710,411 ↓601,689 ↓85%

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 103.6 lb ↑41.1 lb ↑40%
Elite lift 243.4 lb 201.4 lb ↑42 lb ↑21%
Average bodyweight 178.6 lb 172.1 lb ↑6.5 lb ↑4%
Lifts analysed 33,435 247,682 ↓214,247 ↓87%

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 77.4 lb 53.8 lb ↑23.6 lb ↑44%
Elite lift 150.2 lb 118.2 lb ↑32 lb ↑27%
Average bodyweight 144.1 lb 142.4 lb ↑1.7 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 2,279 27,192 ↓24,913 ↓92%

More comparisons

Compare military press versus one of the following exercises:

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

See also

Barbell Curl vs Military Press Military Press Standards Barbell Curl Standards