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Deadlift vs Bench Press

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Overall comparison

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

Metric Deadlift Bench Press Difference Percent
Daily count 6,634 12,652 ↓6,018 ↓48%
Total lifts entered 5,545,186 9,283,566 ↓3,738,380 ↓40%

Male comparison

The average deadlift entered by men on Strength Level is heavier than the average bench press.

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

Metric Deadlift Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 335 lb 216.4 lb ↑118.6 lb ↑55%
Elite lift 549.3 lb 371.1 lb ↑178.2 lb ↑48%
Average bodyweight 177.8 lb 176.4 lb ↑1.3 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 1,250,249 1,916,260 ↓666,011 ↓35%

Female comparison

The average deadlift entered by women on Strength Level is heavier than the average bench press.

The bodyweight of women entering deadlift lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering bench press lifts.

Metric Deadlift Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 190.5 lb 110 lb ↑80.6 lb ↑73%
Elite lift 342.5 lb 219.8 lb ↑122.7 lb ↑56%
Average bodyweight 144.3 lb 145.5 lb ↓1.2 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 294,252 276,273 ↑17,979 ↑7%

More comparisons

Compare deadlift versus one of the following exercises:

Bench Press Squat Shoulder Press Barbell Curl Military Press Front Squat Incline Bench Press Bent Over Row Hex Bar Deadlift Sumo Deadlift Hip Thrust Romanian Deadlift Close Grip Bench Press Pendlay Row Preacher Curl Box Squat Rack Pull Tricep Extension Barbell Shrug Stiff Legged Deadlift Decline Bench Press T-Bar Row Lying Tricep Extension Floor Press Upright Row Bulgarian Split Squat Barbell Lunge Zercher Squat Good Morning Wrist Curl Split Squat Landmine Squat Reverse Wrist Curl

See also

Bench Press vs Deadlift Deadlift Standards Bench Press Standards