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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 117 265 ↓148 ↓56%
Total lifts entered 11,955 26,306 ↓14,351 ↓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 168.5 lb 203.5 lb ↓35 lb ↓17%
Elite lift 343.7 lb 392.2 lb ↓48.5 lb ↓12%
Average bodyweight 174.6 lb 172.9 lb ↑1.7 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 4,216 8,366 ↓4,150 ↓50%

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 72.5 lb 86.3 lb ↓13.8 lb ↓16%
Elite lift 169.1 lb 190.4 lb ↓21.3 lb ↓11%
Average bodyweight 147.2 lb 146.7 lb ↑0.5 lb ↑0%
Lifts analysed 573 1,129 ↓556 ↓49%

More comparisons

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See also

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