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 Difference Percent
Daily count 7,538 12,030 ↓4,492 ↓37%
Total lifts entered 4,502,053 7,500,338 ↓2,998,285 ↓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 Difference Percent
Average lift 334.2 lb 216.1 lb ↑118.1 lb ↑55%
Elite lift 547.2 lb 370.8 lb ↑176.5 lb ↑48%
Average bodyweight 177.7 lb 176.4 lb ↑1.3 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 1,052,697 1,606,548 ↓553,851 ↓34%

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 Difference Percent
Average lift 189.7 lb 109.5 lb ↑80.2 lb ↑73%
Elite lift 341.3 lb 219.2 lb ↑122 lb ↑56%
Average bodyweight 144.2 lb 145.4 lb ↓1.1 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 254,678 239,880 ↑14,798 ↑6%

More comparisons

Compare deadlift versus one of the following exercises:

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

See also

Bench Press vs Deadlift Deadlift Standards Bench Press Standards