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Military Press vs Seated Shoulder 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 seated shoulder press lifts.

Metric Military Press Seated Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Daily count 436 60 ↑376 ↑627%
Total lifts entered 313,600 43,524 ↑270,076 ↑621%

Male comparison

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

The bodyweight of men entering military press lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering seated shoulder press lifts.

Metric Military Press Seated Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Average lift 141.9 lb 155.6 lb ↓13.7 lb ↓9%
Elite lift 239.7 lb 294.4 lb ↓54.6 lb ↓19%
Average bodyweight 178.2 lb 181.7 lb ↓3.5 lb ↓2%
Lifts analysed 104,618 5,948 ↑98,670 ↑1659%

Female comparison

The average military press entered by women on Strength Level is heavier than the average seated shoulder press.

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

Metric Military Press Seated Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Average lift 75.9 lb 67.5 lb ↑8.4 lb ↑13%
Elite lift 141.2 lb 150.7 lb ↓9.5 lb ↓6%
Average bodyweight 143.5 lb 143.5 lb ↓0.1 lb ↓0%
Lifts analysed 7,363 433 ↑6,930 ↑1600%

More comparisons

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See also

Seated Shoulder Press vs Military Press Military Press Standards Seated Shoulder Press Standards