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Tricep Extension vs Barbell Curl

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Overall comparison

The daily number of tricep extension lifts entered on Strength Level is less than the daily number of barbell curl lifts.

Metric Tricep Extension Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Daily count 33 498 ↓465 ↓93%
Total lifts entered 73,704 916,013 ↓842,309 ↓92%

Male comparison

The average tricep extension entered by men on Strength Level is heavier than the average barbell curl.

The bodyweight of men entering tricep extension lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering barbell curl lifts.

Metric Tricep Extension Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 112.8 lb 101.7 lb ↑11 lb ↑11%
Elite lift 253.3 lb 197.3 lb ↑56 lb ↑28%
Average bodyweight 174 lb 172.1 lb ↑1.9 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 23,525 249,915 ↓226,390 ↓91%

Female comparison

The average tricep extension entered by women on Strength Level is less heavy than the average barbell curl.

The bodyweight of women entering tricep extension lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering barbell curl lifts.

Metric Tricep Extension Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 50.7 lb 53.7 lb ↓3 lb ↓6%
Elite lift 125.7 lb 118.2 lb ↑7.5 lb ↑6%
Average bodyweight 142.5 lb 142.5 lb ↑0 lb ↑0%
Lifts analysed 2,533 27,250 ↓24,717 ↓91%

More comparisons

Compare tricep extension versus one of the following exercises:

Bench Press Squat Deadlift Shoulder Press Barbell Curl Military Press 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 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 Tricep Extension Tricep Extension Standards Barbell Curl Standards