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Chest Press vs Machine Shoulder Press

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Overall comparison

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

Metric Chest Press Machine Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Daily count 112 73 ↑39 ↑53%
Total lifts entered 20,831 9,505 ↑11,326 ↑119%

Male comparison

The average chest press entered by men on Strength Level is heavier than the average machine shoulder press.

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

Metric Chest Press Machine Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Average lift 203.3 lb 168.5 lb ↑34.7 lb ↑21%
Elite lift 392.9 lb 343.6 lb ↑49.3 lb ↑14%
Average bodyweight 173 lb 174.7 lb ↓1.8 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 8,060 4,085 ↑3,975 ↑97%

Female comparison

The average chest press entered by women on Strength Level is heavier than the average machine shoulder press.

The bodyweight of women entering chest press lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering machine shoulder press lifts.

Metric Chest Press Machine Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Average lift 86 lb 72.4 lb ↑13.6 lb ↑19%
Elite lift 185.9 lb 168.7 lb ↑17.2 lb ↑10%
Average bodyweight 146.9 lb 147 lb ↓0.1 lb ↓0%
Lifts analysed 1,100 558 ↑542 ↑97%

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See also

Machine Shoulder Press vs Chest Press Chest Press Standards Machine Shoulder Press Standards