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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 33 670 ↓637 ↓95%
Total lifts entered 9,858 822,315 ↓812,457 ↓99%

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 125.4 lb 103.5 lb ↑21.9 lb ↑21%
Elite lift 356.4 lb 200.9 lb ↑155.5 lb ↑77%
Average bodyweight 169.5 lb 172 lb ↓2.5 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 3,887 276,288 ↓272,401 ↓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 73.2 lb 54.2 lb ↑19 lb ↑35%
Elite lift 315.3 lb 118.9 lb ↑196.4 lb ↑165%
Average bodyweight 146.5 lb 142.5 lb ↑4.1 lb ↑3%
Lifts analysed 172 29,717 ↓29,545 ↓99.4%

More comparisons

Compare wrist curl versus one of the following exercises:

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

See also

Barbell Curl vs Wrist Curl Wrist Curl Standards Barbell Curl Standards