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 80 30 ↑50 ↑167%
Total lifts entered 85,277 68,314 ↑16,963 ↑25%

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 206 lb 415.7 lb ↓209.7 lb ↓50%
Elite lift 341.2 lb 714.9 lb ↓373.7 lb ↓52%
Average bodyweight 180.4 lb 182.6 lb ↓2.2 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 20,692 14,090 ↑6,602 ↑47%

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 106 lb 251.2 lb ↓145.2 lb ↓58%
Elite lift 194.1 lb 448.9 lb ↓254.9 lb ↓57%
Average bodyweight 146.2 lb 150.9 lb ↓4.7 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 1,256 1,726 ↓470 ↓27%