Close Grip Bench Press vs Decline Bench Press

Overall comparison

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Decline Bench Press Difference Percent
Daily count 80 44 ↑36 ↑82%
Total lifts entered 85,277 97,141 ↓11,864 ↓12%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Decline Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 206 lb 231.4 lb ↓25.4 lb ↓11%
Elite lift 341.2 lb 396.8 lb ↓55.6 lb ↓14%
Average bodyweight 180.4 lb 177.7 lb ↑2.7 lb ↑2%
Lifts analysed 20,692 25,444 ↓4,752 ↓19%

Female comparison

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

The bodyweight of women entering close grip bench press lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering decline bench press lifts.

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Decline Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 106 lb 119.2 lb ↓13.2 lb ↓11%
Elite lift 194.1 lb 244.7 lb ↓50.7 lb ↓21%
Average bodyweight 146.2 lb 148.1 lb ↓2 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 1,256 1,567 ↓311 ↓20%