In terms of poundage, the average person should be able to lift around 5-10% more weight with the push press compared to the strict press. Again, this has to do with the multiple muscle groups and ballistic force generation.
However, we can also determine your total power output with each rep. To calculate weightlifting power, we need to know the weight lifted (mass), the distance it moved (displacement), and how long it took (time).
For example, let’s say you can lift 100 lbs (45 kg) on the overhead press and 110 lbs (50 kg) on the push press. It’s also important to note that lowering the bar at the start of the push press results in about a 30% increase in total displacement.
In addition, we know the average time required to perform on rep is 1.28 seconds for the push press and 1.96 seconds for the strict press. Therefore, we can solve the equation and determine the power output for each exercise.
The table below shows how the power output for each repetition of the push press is more than double that of the strict press.