Close Grip Bench Press vs Barbell Shrug

Overall comparison

The daily number of close grip bench press lifts entered on Strength Level is greater than the daily number of barbell shrug lifts.

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Barbell Shrug Difference Percent
Daily count 80 71 ↑9 ↑13%
Total lifts entered 85,277 110,032 ↓24,755 ↓22%

Male comparison

The average close grip bench press entered by men on Strength Level is less heavy than the average barbell shrug.

The bodyweight of men entering close grip bench press lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering barbell shrug lifts.

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Barbell Shrug Difference Percent
Average lift 206 lb 290 lb ↓84 lb ↓29%
Elite lift 341.2 lb 572 lb ↓230.8 lb ↓40%
Average bodyweight 180.4 lb 178.2 lb ↑2.2 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 20,692 35,345 ↓14,653 ↓41%

Female comparison

The average close grip bench press entered by women on Strength Level is less heavy than the average barbell shrug.

The bodyweight of women entering close grip bench press lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering barbell shrug lifts.

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Barbell Shrug Difference Percent
Average lift 106 lb 145.9 lb ↓39.9 lb ↓27%
Elite lift 194.1 lb 335 lb ↓141 lb ↓42%
Average bodyweight 146.2 lb 146 lb ↑0.2 lb ↑0%
Lifts analysed 1,256 1,768 ↓512 ↓29%