Close Grip Bench Press vs Seated Shoulder Press

Overall comparison

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Seated Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Daily count 80 85 ↓5 ↓6%
Total lifts entered 85,277 44,960 ↑40,317 ↑90%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Seated Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Average lift 206 lb 156.5 lb ↑49.5 lb ↑32%
Elite lift 341.2 lb 294.7 lb ↑46.5 lb ↑16%
Average bodyweight 180.4 lb 182.3 lb ↓1.9 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 20,692 7,157 ↑13,535 ↑189%

Female comparison

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

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Seated Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Average lift 106 lb 68.9 lb ↑37.1 lb ↑54%
Elite lift 194.1 lb 149.6 lb ↑44.4 lb ↑30%
Average bodyweight 146.2 lb 143.1 lb ↑3.1 lb ↑2%
Lifts analysed 1,256 515 ↑741 ↑144%