Shoulder Press vs Close Grip Bench Press

Overall comparison

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

Metric Shoulder Press Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Daily count 974 98 ↑876 ↑894%
Total lifts entered 1,914,003 85,197 ↑1,828,806 ↑2147%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Shoulder Press Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 139.4 lb 206 lb ↓66.6 lb ↓32%
Elite lift 241.9 lb 341.2 lb ↓99.3 lb ↓29%
Average bodyweight 177.2 lb 180.4 lb ↓3.2 lb ↓2%
Lifts analysed 559,341 20,692 ↑538,649 ↑2603%

Female comparison

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

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

Metric Shoulder Press Close Grip Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 73.9 lb 106 lb ↓32.1 lb ↓30%
Elite lift 139.5 lb 194.1 lb ↓54.5 lb ↓28%
Average bodyweight 144.4 lb 146.2 lb ↓1.8 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 77,471 1,256 ↑76,215 ↑6068%