Military Press vs Bench Press

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 166 11,372 ↓11,206 ↓99%
Total lifts entered 321,890 13,354,162 ↓13,032,272 ↓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 141.9 lb 213.9 lb ↓71.9 lb ↓34%
Elite lift 239.7 lb 368.7 lb ↓129 lb ↓35%
Average bodyweight 178.2 lb 176.6 lb ↑1.6 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 106,867 2,469,102 ↓2,362,235 ↓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 76 lb 110.4 lb ↓34.4 lb ↓31%
Elite lift 141.2 lb 219.5 lb ↓78.3 lb ↓36%
Average bodyweight 143.5 lb 145.8 lb ↓2.3 lb ↓2%
Lifts analysed 7,513 335,632 ↓328,119 ↓98%