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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 265 117 ↑148 ↑126%
Total lifts entered 26,306 11,955 ↑14,351 ↑120%

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 92.3 kg 76.4 kg ↑15.9 kg ↑21%
Elite lift 177.9 kg 155.9 kg ↑22 kg ↑14%
Average bodyweight 78.4 kg 79.2 kg ↓0.8 kg ↓1%
Lifts analysed 8,366 4,216 ↑4,150 ↑98%

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 39.2 kg 32.9 kg ↑6.3 kg ↑19%
Elite lift 86.4 kg 76.7 kg ↑9.6 kg ↑13%
Average bodyweight 66.5 kg 66.8 kg ↓0.2 kg ↓0%
Lifts analysed 1,129 573 ↑556 ↑97%

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See also

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