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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 31 476 ↓445 ↓93%
Total lifts entered 11,078 848,779 ↓837,701 ↓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 125.9 lb 103.4 lb ↑22.5 lb ↑22%
Elite lift 359.4 lb 200.6 lb ↑158.8 lb ↑79%
Average bodyweight 169.8 lb 172 lb ↓2.2 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 4,436 285,821 ↓281,385 ↓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 76.6 lb 54.3 lb ↑22.2 lb ↑41%
Elite lift 311.1 lb 120.5 lb ↑190.7 lb ↑158%
Average bodyweight 148 lb 142.5 lb ↑5.5 lb ↑4%
Lifts analysed 209 30,662 ↓30,453 ↓99.3%

More comparisons

Compare wrist curl versus one of the following exercises:

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

See also

Barbell Curl vs Wrist Curl Wrist Curl Standards Barbell Curl Standards