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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 7,538 13,411 ↓5,873 ↓44%
Total lifts entered 4,945,044 8,246,279 ↓3,301,235 ↓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 334.6 lb 216.2 lb ↑118.3 lb ↑55%
Elite lift 548.2 lb 371.1 lb ↑177.1 lb ↑48%
Average bodyweight 177.8 lb 176.5 lb ↑1.3 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 1,155,211 1,771,269 ↓616,058 ↓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 lb 109.7 lb ↑80.3 lb ↑73%
Elite lift 341.8 lb 219.6 lb ↑122.2 lb ↑56%
Average bodyweight 144.3 lb 145.5 lb ↓1.2 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 275,168 259,346 ↑15,822 ↑6%

More comparisons

Compare deadlift versus one of the following exercises:

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

See also

Bench Press vs Deadlift Deadlift Standards Bench Press Standards