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Wrist Curl vs Barbell Curl

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Overall comparison

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

Metric Wrist Curl Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Daily count 37 599 ↓562 ↓94%
Total lifts entered 6,689 729,600 ↓722,911 ↓99.1%

Male comparison

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

The bodyweight of men entering wrist curl lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering barbell curl lifts.

Metric Wrist Curl Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 124.6 lb 103.6 lb ↑21 lb ↑20%
Elite lift 357.3 lb 201.2 lb ↑156.1 lb ↑78%
Average bodyweight 168.8 lb 172.1 lb ↓3.3 lb ↓2%
Lifts analysed 2,557 253,973 ↓251,416 ↓99%

Female comparison

The average wrist curl entered by women on Strength Level is heavier than the average barbell curl.

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

Metric Wrist Curl Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 65.1 lb 53.9 lb ↑11.3 lb ↑21%
Elite lift 318.2 lb 118.4 lb ↑199.9 lb ↑169%
Average bodyweight 145 lb 142.4 lb ↑2.6 lb ↑2%
Lifts analysed 105 27,740 ↓27,635 ↓99.6%

More comparisons

Compare wrist curl versus one of the following exercises:

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

See also

Barbell Curl vs Wrist Curl Wrist Curl Standards Barbell Curl Standards