Decline Bench Press vs Close Grip Bench Press

Overall comparison

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

Metric Decline Bench Press Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Daily count 44 80 ↓36 ↓45%
Total lifts entered 97,141 85,277 ↑11,864 ↑14%

Male comparison

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

The bodyweight of men entering decline bench press lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering close grip bench press lifts.

Metric Decline Bench Press Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 231.4 lb 206 lb ↑25.4 lb ↑12%
Elite lift 396.8 lb 341.2 lb ↑55.6 lb ↑16%
Average bodyweight 177.7 lb 180.4 lb ↓2.7 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 25,444 20,692 ↑4,752 ↑23%

Female comparison

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

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

Metric Decline Bench Press Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 119.2 lb 106 lb ↑13.2 lb ↑12%
Elite lift 244.7 lb 194.1 lb ↑50.7 lb ↑26%
Average bodyweight 148.1 lb 146.2 lb ↑2 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 1,567 1,256 ↑311 ↑25%