Shoulder Press vs Military Press

Overall comparison

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

Metric Shoulder Press Military Press Difference Percent
Daily count 974 406 ↑568 ↑140%
Total lifts entered 1,914,003 321,724 ↑1,592,279 ↑495%

Male comparison

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

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

Metric Shoulder Press Military Press Difference Percent
Average lift 139.4 lb 141.9 lb ↓2.5 lb ↓2%
Elite lift 241.9 lb 239.7 lb ↑2.2 lb ↑1%
Average bodyweight 177.2 lb 178.2 lb ↓1 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 559,341 106,867 ↑452,474 ↑423%

Female comparison

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

The bodyweight of women entering shoulder press lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering military press lifts.

Metric Shoulder Press Military Press Difference Percent
Average lift 73.9 lb 76 lb ↓2.1 lb ↓3%
Elite lift 139.5 lb 141.2 lb ↓1.6 lb ↓1%
Average bodyweight 144.4 lb 143.5 lb ↑0.8 lb ↑1%
Lifts analysed 77,471 7,513 ↑69,958 ↑931%