Close Grip Bench Press vs Military Press

Overall comparison

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Military Press Difference Percent
Daily count 80 166 ↓86 ↓52%
Total lifts entered 85,277 321,890 ↓236,613 ↓74%

Male comparison

The average close grip bench press entered by men on Strength Level is heavier than the average military press.

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Military Press Difference Percent
Average lift 206 lb 141.9 lb ↑64.1 lb ↑45%
Elite lift 341.2 lb 239.7 lb ↑101.5 lb ↑42%
Average bodyweight 180.4 lb 178.2 lb ↑2.2 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 20,692 106,867 ↓86,175 ↓81%

Female comparison

The average close grip bench press entered by women on Strength Level is heavier than the average military press.

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Military Press Difference Percent
Average lift 106 lb 76 lb ↑30 lb ↑40%
Elite lift 194.1 lb 141.2 lb ↑52.9 lb ↑37%
Average bodyweight 146.2 lb 143.5 lb ↑2.6 lb ↑2%
Lifts analysed 1,256 7,513 ↓6,257 ↓83%