Close Grip Bench Press vs Rack Pull

Overall Comparison

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Rack Pull Difference Percent
Daily count 120 94 ↑26 ↑28%
Total lifts entered 201,385 143,381 ↑58,004 ↑40%

Male Comparison

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

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Rack Pull Difference Percent
Average lift 205.6 lb 419.9 lb ↓214.3 lb ↓51%
Elite lift 341.9 lb 712.1 lb ↓370.2 lb ↓52%
Average bodyweight 179.5 lb 182.6 lb ↓3.2 lb ↓2%
Lifts analysed 36,031 22,377 ↑13,654 ↑61%

Female Comparison

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

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Rack Pull Difference Percent
Average lift 108.9 lb 255.5 lb ↓146.6 lb ↓57%
Elite lift 201.5 lb 452.2 lb ↓250.6 lb ↓55%
Average bodyweight 147.1 lb 149 lb ↓1.8 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 1,982 3,029 ↓1,047 ↓35%