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Military Press vs Close Grip Bench Press

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Overall comparison

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

Metric Military Press Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Daily count 406 98 ↑308 ↑314%
Total lifts entered 321,724 85,197 ↑236,527 ↑278%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Military Press Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 141.9 lb 206 lb ↓64.1 lb ↓31%
Elite lift 239.7 lb 341.2 lb ↓101.5 lb ↓30%
Average bodyweight 178.2 lb 180.4 lb ↓2.2 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 106,867 20,692 ↑86,175 ↑416%

Female comparison

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

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

Metric Military Press Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 76 lb 106 lb ↓30 lb ↓28%
Elite lift 141.2 lb 194.1 lb ↓52.9 lb ↓27%
Average bodyweight 143.5 lb 146.2 lb ↓2.6 lb ↓2%
Lifts analysed 7,513 1,256 ↑6,257 ↑498%

More comparisons

Compare military press versus one of the following exercises:

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

See also

Close Grip Bench Press vs Military Press Military Press Standards Close Grip Bench Press Standards