Pendlay Row vs Close Grip Bench Press

Overall comparison

The daily number of pendlay row lifts entered on Strength Level is less than the daily number of close grip bench press lifts.

Metric Pendlay Row Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Daily count 40 80 ↓40 ↓50%
Total lifts entered 82,540 85,277 ↓2,737 ↓3%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Pendlay Row Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 198.7 lb 206 lb ↓7.3 lb ↓4%
Elite lift 325.1 lb 341.2 lb ↓16.1 lb ↓5%
Average bodyweight 177.9 lb 180.4 lb ↓2.5 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 21,547 20,692 ↑855 ↑4%

Female comparison

The average pendlay row entered by women on Strength Level is heavier than the average close grip bench press.

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

Metric Pendlay Row Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 111.9 lb 106 lb ↑5.9 lb ↑6%
Elite lift 191.9 lb 194.1 lb ↓2.1 lb ↓1%
Average bodyweight 143.4 lb 146.2 lb ↓2.8 lb ↓2%
Lifts analysed 1,631 1,256 ↑375 ↑30%