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Barbell Shrug vs Close Grip Bench Press

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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 58 93 ↓35 ↓38%
Total lifts entered 108,435 83,231 ↑25,204 ↑30%

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 290.3 lb 206 lb ↑84.3 lb ↑41%
Elite lift 572.5 lb 341.2 lb ↑231.3 lb ↑68%
Average bodyweight 178.2 lb 180.4 lb ↓2.2 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 34,856 20,063 ↑14,793 ↑74%

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 145.4 lb 105.5 lb ↑39.9 lb ↑38%
Elite lift 334.3 lb 192.3 lb ↑142.1 lb ↑74%
Average bodyweight 146 lb 146.1 lb ↓0.1 lb ↓0%
Lifts analysed 1,751 1,224 ↑527 ↑43%

More comparisons

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See also

Close Grip Bench Press vs Barbell Shrug Barbell Shrug Standards Close Grip Bench Press Standards