Barbell Shrug vs Close Grip Bench Press

Overall Comparison

The daily number of barbell shrug lifts entered on Strength Level is less than the daily number of close grip bench press lifts.

Metric Barbell Shrug Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Daily count 81 86 ↓5 ↓6%
Total lifts entered 194,646 174,556 ↑20,090 ↑12%

Male Comparison

The average barbell shrug entered by men on Strength Level is heavier than the average close grip bench press.

The bodyweight of men entering barbell shrug lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering close grip bench press lifts.

Metric Barbell Shrug Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 290 lb 206 lb ↑84 lb ↑41%
Elite lift 572 lb 341.2 lb ↑230.8 lb ↑68%
Average bodyweight 178.2 lb 180.4 lb ↓2.2 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 35,345 20,692 ↑14,653 ↑71%

Female Comparison

The average barbell shrug entered by women on Strength Level is heavier than the average close grip bench press.

The bodyweight of women entering barbell shrug lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering close grip bench press lifts.

Metric Barbell Shrug Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 145.9 lb 106 lb ↑39.9 lb ↑38%
Elite lift 335 lb 194.1 lb ↑141 lb ↑73%
Average bodyweight 146 lb 146.2 lb ↓0.2 lb ↓0%
Lifts analysed 1,768 1,256 ↑512 ↑41%