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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 406 498 ↓92 ↓18%
Total lifts entered 321,724 916,013 ↓594,289 ↓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 64.4 kg 46.1 kg ↑18.2 kg ↑40%
Elite lift 108.7 kg 89.5 kg ↑19.2 kg ↑21%
Average bodyweight 80.8 kg 78.1 kg ↑2.8 kg ↑4%
Lifts analysed 106,867 249,915 ↓143,048 ↓57%

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 34.5 kg 24.4 kg ↑10.1 kg ↑41%
Elite lift 64 kg 53.6 kg ↑10.4 kg ↑19%
Average bodyweight 65.1 kg 64.6 kg ↑0.5 kg ↑1%
Lifts analysed 7,513 27,250 ↓19,737 ↓72%

More comparisons

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

See also

Barbell Curl vs Military Press Military Press Standards Barbell Curl Standards