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Squat vs Bench Press

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Overall comparison

The daily number of squat lifts entered on Strength Level is less than the daily number of bench press lifts.

Metric Squat Bench Press Difference Percent
Daily count 3,941 7,976 ↓4,035 ↓51%
Total lifts entered 7,645,181 13,342,790 ↓5,697,609 ↓43%

Male comparison

The average squat entered by men on Strength Level is heavier than the average bench press.

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

Metric Squat Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 284.3 lb 213.9 lb ↑70.5 lb ↑33%
Elite lift 481.1 lb 368.7 lb ↑112.4 lb ↑30%
Average bodyweight 176.7 lb 176.6 lb ↑0.1 lb ↑0%
Lifts analysed 1,704,549 2,469,102 ↓764,553 ↓31%

Female comparison

The average squat entered by women on Strength Level is heavier than the average bench press.

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

Metric Squat Bench Press Difference Percent
Average lift 161.4 lb 110.4 lb ↑51.1 lb ↑46%
Elite lift 299.5 lb 219.5 lb ↑80 lb ↑36%
Average bodyweight 141.7 lb 145.8 lb ↓4.1 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 363,018 335,632 ↑27,386 ↑8%

More comparisons

Compare squat versus one of the following exercises:

Bench Press Deadlift Shoulder Press Barbell Curl Military Press Bent Over Row Incline Bench Press Front Squat Hex Bar Deadlift Sumo Deadlift Hip Thrust EZ Bar Curl Romanian Deadlift Close Grip Bench Press Barbell Shrug Lying Tricep Extension Seated Shoulder Press Pendlay Row Stiff Legged Deadlift Floor Press Decline Bench Press Rack Pull Barbell Lunge Tricep Extension Good Morning Split Squat T-Bar Row Preacher Curl Box Squat Bulgarian Split Squat Zercher Squat Reverse Barbell Curl Upright Row Landmine Squat Reverse Wrist Curl Wrist Curl Reverse Grip Bench Press

See also

Bench Press vs Squat Squat Standards Bench Press Standards