Close Grip Bench Press vs Paused Bench Press

Overall comparison

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Paused Bench Press Difference Percent
Daily count 80 32 ↑48 ↑150%
Total lifts entered 85,277 32 ↑85,245 ↑266391%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Paused Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 206 lb 237.5 lb ↓31.5 lb ↓13%
Elite lift 341.2 lb 372.8 lb ↓31.6 lb ↓8%
Average bodyweight 180.4 lb 181 lb ↓0.6 lb ↓0%
Lifts analysed 20,692 579 ↑20,113 ↑3474%

Female comparison

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

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Paused Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 106 lb 103.4 lb ↑2.6 lb ↑2%
Elite lift 194.1 lb 210.8 lb ↓16.7 lb ↓8%
Average bodyweight 146.2 lb 146.8 lb ↓0.6 lb ↓0%
Lifts analysed 1,256 0 ↑1,256 ↑-