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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 37 342 ↓305 ↓89%
Total lifts entered 36,412 878,004 ↓841,592 ↓96%

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 127.3 lb 103.3 lb ↑24 lb ↑23%
Elite lift 363.2 lb 200.6 lb ↑162.7 lb ↑81%
Average bodyweight 170.1 lb 172 lb ↓1.9 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 5,043 295,837 ↓290,794 ↓98%

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 83.1 lb 54.4 lb ↑28.7 lb ↑53%
Elite lift 325.5 lb 120.5 lb ↑205 lb ↑170%
Average bodyweight 148.4 lb 142.6 lb ↑5.8 lb ↑4%
Lifts analysed 250 31,525 ↓31,275 ↓99.2%

More comparisons

Compare wrist curl versus one of the following exercises:

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

See also

Barbell Curl vs Wrist Curl Wrist Curl Standards Barbell Curl Standards