Decline Bench Press vs Seated Shoulder Press

Overall comparison

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

Metric Decline Bench Press Seated Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Daily count 44 85 ↓41 ↓48%
Total lifts entered 97,141 44,960 ↑52,181 ↑116%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Decline Bench Press Seated Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Average lift 231.4 lb 156.5 lb ↑74.8 lb ↑48%
Elite lift 396.8 lb 294.7 lb ↑102.1 lb ↑35%
Average bodyweight 177.7 lb 182.3 lb ↓4.5 lb ↓2%
Lifts analysed 25,444 7,157 ↑18,287 ↑256%

Female comparison

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

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

Metric Decline Bench Press Seated Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Average lift 119.2 lb 68.9 lb ↑50.3 lb ↑73%
Elite lift 244.7 lb 149.6 lb ↑95.1 lb ↑64%
Average bodyweight 148.1 lb 143.1 lb ↑5.1 lb ↑4%
Lifts analysed 1,567 515 ↑1,052 ↑204%