Shoulder Press vs Barbell Shrug

Overall comparison

The daily number of shoulder press lifts entered on Strength Level is greater than the daily number of barbell shrug lifts.

Metric Shoulder Press Barbell Shrug Difference Percent
Daily count 1,783 71 ↑1,712 ↑2411%
Total lifts entered 1,915,786 110,032 ↑1,805,754 ↑1641%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Shoulder Press Barbell Shrug Difference Percent
Average lift 139.4 lb 290 lb ↓150.6 lb ↓52%
Elite lift 241.9 lb 572 lb ↓330.1 lb ↓58%
Average bodyweight 177.2 lb 178.2 lb ↓1 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 559,341 35,345 ↑523,996 ↑1483%

Female comparison

The average shoulder press entered by women on Strength Level is less heavy than the average barbell shrug.

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

Metric Shoulder Press Barbell Shrug Difference Percent
Average lift 73.9 lb 145.9 lb ↓72 lb ↓49%
Elite lift 139.5 lb 335 lb ↓195.5 lb ↓58%
Average bodyweight 144.4 lb 146 lb ↓1.6 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 77,471 1,768 ↑75,703 ↑4282%