At a recent fitness competition, one of our OPEX EC Global clients scored a number of reps less in her bench press when compared to her power clean. Both of these movements were done with a 2 min time cap and with the same load.
In the sport of fitness, OPEX has observed that the 1RM ratio between the power clean and close grip bench press are quite indicative of structural balance in the sport.
At the fitness competition, males were almost identical in their rep ratios while most females were significantly below in their bench press when compared to their power clean. The athlete we are discussing was a female with 35 reps for her power clean and 24 reps for her bench press in each of those 2 minutes.