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Machine Shoulder Press vs Chest Press

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Overall comparison

The daily number of machine shoulder press lifts entered on Strength Level is less than the daily number of chest press lifts.

Metric Machine Shoulder Press Chest Press Difference Percent
Daily count 110 248 ↓138 ↓56%
Total lifts entered 21,065 47,218 ↓26,153 ↓55%

Male comparison

The average machine shoulder press entered by men on Strength Level is less heavy than the average chest press.

The bodyweight of men entering machine shoulder press lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering chest press lifts.

Metric Machine Shoulder Press Chest Press Difference Percent
Average lift 169.5 lb 201.4 lb ↓31.9 lb ↓16%
Elite lift 353.9 lb 388.9 lb ↓35 lb ↓9%
Average bodyweight 175.2 lb 172.4 lb ↑2.7 lb ↑2%
Lifts analysed 9,028 17,616 ↓8,588 ↓49%

Female comparison

The average machine shoulder press entered by women on Strength Level is less heavy than the average chest press.

The bodyweight of women entering machine shoulder press lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering chest press lifts.

Metric Machine Shoulder Press Chest Press Difference Percent
Average lift 73.5 lb 85.4 lb ↓11.9 lb ↓14%
Elite lift 173.4 lb 189 lb ↓15.5 lb ↓8%
Average bodyweight 148.1 lb 147.6 lb ↑0.5 lb ↑0%
Lifts analysed 1,189 2,399 ↓1,210 ↓50%

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See also

Chest Press vs Machine Shoulder Press Machine Shoulder Press Standards Chest Press Standards