Military Press vs Close Grip Bench Press

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 166 80 ↑86 ↑108%
Total lifts entered 321,890 85,277 ↑236,613 ↑277%

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%