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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 3,786 7,976 ↓4,190 ↓53%
Total lifts entered 7,719,563 13,342,790 ↓5,623,227 ↓42%

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 334.3 lb 213.9 lb ↑120.4 lb ↑56%
Elite lift 552.1 lb 368.7 lb ↑183.4 lb ↑50%
Average bodyweight 177.5 lb 176.6 lb ↑0.9 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 1,647,946 2,469,102 ↓821,156 ↓33%

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 193.8 lb 110.4 lb ↑83.4 lb ↑76%
Elite lift 347.2 lb 219.5 lb ↑127.7 lb ↑58%
Average bodyweight 144.3 lb 145.8 lb ↓1.6 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 354,394 335,632 ↑18,762 ↑6%

More comparisons

Compare deadlift versus one of the following exercises:

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

See also

Bench Press vs Deadlift Deadlift Standards Bench Press Standards