Bench Press vs Seated Shoulder Press

Overall comparison

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

Metric Bench Press Seated Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Daily count 11,372 85 ↑11,287 ↑13279%
Total lifts entered 13,354,162 44,960 ↑13,309,202 ↑29602%

Male comparison

The average bench press entered by men on Strength Level is heavier than the average seated shoulder press.

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

Metric Bench Press Seated Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Average lift 213.9 lb 156.5 lb ↑57.3 lb ↑37%
Elite lift 368.7 lb 294.7 lb ↑74 lb ↑25%
Average bodyweight 176.6 lb 182.3 lb ↓5.7 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 2,469,102 7,157 ↑2,461,945 ↑34399%

Female comparison

The average bench press entered by women on Strength Level is heavier than the average seated shoulder press.

The bodyweight of women entering bench press lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering seated shoulder press lifts.

Metric Bench Press Seated Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Average lift 110.4 lb 68.9 lb ↑41.5 lb ↑60%
Elite lift 219.5 lb 149.6 lb ↑69.9 lb ↑47%
Average bodyweight 145.8 lb 143.1 lb ↑2.8 lb ↑2%
Lifts analysed 335,632 515 ↑335,117 ↑65071%