Seated Shoulder Press vs Close Grip Bench Press

Overall comparison

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

Metric Seated Shoulder Press Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Daily count 85 80 ↑5 ↑6%
Total lifts entered 44,960 85,277 ↓40,317 ↓47%

Male comparison

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

The bodyweight of men entering seated shoulder press lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering close grip bench press lifts.

Metric Seated Shoulder Press Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 156.5 lb 206 lb ↓49.5 lb ↓24%
Elite lift 294.7 lb 341.2 lb ↓46.5 lb ↓14%
Average bodyweight 182.3 lb 180.4 lb ↑1.9 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 7,157 20,692 ↓13,535 ↓65%

Female comparison

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

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

Metric Seated Shoulder Press Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 68.9 lb 106 lb ↓37.1 lb ↓35%
Elite lift 149.6 lb 194.1 lb ↓44.4 lb ↓23%
Average bodyweight 143.1 lb 146.2 lb ↓3.1 lb ↓2%
Lifts analysed 515 1,256 ↓741 ↓59%