Seated Shoulder Press vs Paused Bench Press

Overall comparison

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

Metric Seated Shoulder Press Paused Bench Press Difference Percent
Daily count 85 32 ↑53 ↑166%
Total lifts entered 44,960 32 ↑44,928 ↑140400%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Seated Shoulder Press Paused Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 156.5 lb 237.5 lb ↓81 lb ↓34%
Elite lift 294.7 lb 372.8 lb ↓78.1 lb ↓21%
Average bodyweight 182.3 lb 181 lb ↑1.2 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 7,157 579 ↑6,578 ↑1136%

Female comparison

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

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

Metric Seated Shoulder Press Paused Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 68.9 lb 103.4 lb ↓34.5 lb ↓33%
Elite lift 149.6 lb 210.8 lb ↓61.1 lb ↓29%
Average bodyweight 143.1 lb 146.8 lb ↓3.7 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 515 0 ↑515 ↑-