Chest Press vs Machine Shoulder Press

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 109 39 ↑70 ↑179%
Total lifts entered 117,104 64,007 ↑53,097 ↑83%

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 199.8 lb 168.3 lb ↑31.5 lb ↑19%
Elite lift 388.7 lb 350.1 lb ↑38.6 lb ↑11%
Average bodyweight 172.3 lb 175.8 lb ↓3.5 lb ↓2%
Lifts analysed 26,014 13,443 ↑12,571 ↑94%

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 83.5 lb 74.1 lb ↑9.5 lb ↑13%
Elite lift 188.1 lb 174.4 lb ↑13.8 lb ↑8%
Average bodyweight 147.3 lb 148.2 lb ↓0.9 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 3,785 1,866 ↑1,919 ↑103%