Close Grip Bench Press vs Shoulder Press

Overall comparison

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Daily count 80 1,783 ↓1,703 ↓96%
Total lifts entered 85,277 1,915,786 ↓1,830,509 ↓96%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Average lift 206 lb 139.4 lb ↑66.6 lb ↑48%
Elite lift 341.2 lb 241.9 lb ↑99.3 lb ↑41%
Average bodyweight 180.4 lb 177.2 lb ↑3.2 lb ↑2%
Lifts analysed 20,692 559,341 ↓538,649 ↓96%

Female comparison

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

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

Metric Close Grip Bench Press Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Average lift 106 lb 73.9 lb ↑32.1 lb ↑44%
Elite lift 194.1 lb 139.5 lb ↑54.5 lb ↑39%
Average bodyweight 146.2 lb 144.4 lb ↑1.8 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 1,256 77,471 ↓76,215 ↓98%