Close Grip Bench Press vs Pendlay Row

Overall comparison

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Pendlay Row Difference Percent
Daily count 80 40 ↑40 ↑100%
Total lifts entered 85,277 82,540 ↑2,737 ↑3%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Pendlay Row Difference Percent
Average lift 206 lb 198.7 lb ↑7.3 lb ↑4%
Elite lift 341.2 lb 325.1 lb ↑16.1 lb ↑5%
Average bodyweight 180.4 lb 177.9 lb ↑2.5 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 20,692 21,547 ↓855 ↓4%

Female comparison

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

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Pendlay Row Difference Percent
Average lift 106 lb 111.9 lb ↓5.9 lb ↓5%
Elite lift 194.1 lb 191.9 lb ↑2.1 lb ↑1%
Average bodyweight 146.2 lb 143.4 lb ↑2.8 lb ↑2%
Lifts analysed 1,256 1,631 ↓375 ↓23%