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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 227 108 ↑119 ↑110%
Total lifts entered 32,451 14,611 ↑17,840 ↑122%

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 203.5 lb 168.5 lb ↑35 lb ↑21%
Elite lift 392.2 lb 348.9 lb ↑43.3 lb ↑12%
Average bodyweight 172.9 lb 174.8 lb ↓1.8 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 8,366 6,408 ↑1,958 ↑31%

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 86.3 lb 73.4 lb ↑12.9 lb ↑18%
Elite lift 190.4 lb 171.7 lb ↑18.7 lb ↑11%
Average bodyweight 146.7 lb 147 lb ↓0.3 lb ↓0%
Lifts analysed 1,129 830 ↑299 ↑36%

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See also

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