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Military Press vs Bench Press

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Overall comparison

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

Metric Military Press Bench Press Difference Percent
Daily count 678 14,779 ↓14,101 ↓95%
Total lifts entered 219,520 11,361,400 ↓11,141,880 ↓98%

Male comparison

The average military press entered by men on Strength Level is less heavy than the average bench press.

The bodyweight of men entering military press lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering bench press lifts.

Metric Military Press Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 144.5 lb 216.7 lb ↓72.1 lb ↓33%
Elite lift 244.4 lb 371.6 lb ↓127.2 lb ↓34%
Average bodyweight 178 lb 176.4 lb ↑1.6 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 85,939 2,409,742 ↓2,323,803 ↓96%

Female comparison

The average military press entered by women on Strength Level is less heavy than the average bench press.

The bodyweight of women entering military press lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering bench press lifts.

Metric Military Press Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 77.2 lb 110.8 lb ↓33.7 lb ↓30%
Elite lift 146 lb 221.2 lb ↓75.2 lb ↓34%
Average bodyweight 143.6 lb 145.7 lb ↓2.1 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 5,877 327,822 ↓321,945 ↓98%

More comparisons

Compare military press versus one of the following exercises:

Bench Press Squat Deadlift Shoulder Press Barbell Curl Front Squat Incline Bench Press Bent Over Row Hex Bar Deadlift Sumo Deadlift Hip Thrust Romanian Deadlift Close Grip Bench Press Rack Pull EZ Bar Curl Seated Shoulder Press Lying Tricep Extension T-Bar Row Preacher Curl Barbell Shrug Decline Bench Press Tricep Extension Box Squat Barbell Lunge Bulgarian Split Squat Pendlay Row Floor Press Stiff Legged Deadlift Upright Row Reverse Barbell Curl Zercher Squat Wrist Curl Good Morning Split Squat Reverse Wrist Curl Reverse Grip Bench Press Landmine Squat

See also

Bench Press vs Military Press Military Press Standards Bench Press Standards