Bench Press vs Close Grip Bench Press

Overall comparison

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

Metric Bench Press Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Daily count 11,372 80 ↑11,292 ↑14115%
Total lifts entered 13,354,162 85,277 ↑13,268,885 ↑15560%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Bench Press Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 213.9 lb 206 lb ↑7.9 lb ↑4%
Elite lift 368.7 lb 341.2 lb ↑27.5 lb ↑8%
Average bodyweight 176.6 lb 180.4 lb ↓3.8 lb ↓2%
Lifts analysed 2,469,102 20,692 ↑2,448,410 ↑11833%

Female comparison

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

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

Metric Bench Press Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 110.4 lb 106 lb ↑4.4 lb ↑4%
Elite lift 219.5 lb 194.1 lb ↑25.4 lb ↑13%
Average bodyweight 145.8 lb 146.2 lb ↓0.4 lb ↓0%
Lifts analysed 335,632 1,256 ↑334,376 ↑26622%