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Military Press vs Shoulder 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 shoulder press lifts.

Metric Military Press Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Daily count 606 1,057 ↓451 ↓43%
Total lifts entered 164,998 1,547,754 ↓1,382,756 ↓89%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Military Press Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Average lift 144.7 lb 142.4 lb ↑2.3 lb ↑2%
Elite lift 245.2 lb 248.2 lb ↓3 lb ↓1%
Average bodyweight 178.1 lb 176.8 lb ↑1.3 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 67,816 503,730 ↓435,914 ↓87%

Female comparison

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

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

Metric Military Press Shoulder Press Difference Percent
Average lift 77.1 lb 74.3 lb ↑2.8 lb ↑4%
Elite lift 147.5 lb 142.7 lb ↑4.8 lb ↑3%
Average bodyweight 143.7 lb 144.3 lb ↓0.6 lb ↓0%
Lifts analysed 4,658 72,624 ↓67,966 ↓94%

More comparisons

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See also

Shoulder Press vs Military Press Military Press Standards Shoulder Press Standards