Chin Ups Standards (lb)

These chin ups strength standards allow you to grade your one-rep max performance and compare it with other lifters at your bodyweight. We have standards for men and women.

Our chin ups standards are based on 5,000 lifts collected from users of Strength Level.

The Strength Level Calculator can show your exact level of strength at any bodyweight.

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Male Chin Ups Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
120 < 1 -11 lb 7 +22 lb 16 +61 lb 27 +104 lb 38 +150 lb
130 < 1 -9 lb 7 +25 lb 16 +65 lb 26 +110 lb 37 +158 lb
140 < 1 -8 lb 7 +27 lb 15 +69 lb 25 +116 lb 36 +165 lb
150 < 1 -8 lb 7 +29 lb 15 +73 lb 25 +121 lb 35 +171 lb
160 < 1 -7 lb 7 +31 lb 15 +76 lb 24 +125 lb 34 +176 lb
170 < 1 -7 lb 7 +32 lb 14 +78 lb 23 +129 lb 32 +181 lb
180 < 1 -7 lb 7 +33 lb 14 +80 lb 22 +132 lb 31 +186 lb
190 < 1 -8 lb 7 +34 lb 13 +82 lb 22 +135 lb 30 +189 lb
200 < 1 -8 lb 7 +34 lb 13 +83 lb 21 +137 lb 29 +193 lb
210 < 1 -9 lb 7 +34 lb 13 +84 lb 20 +139 lb 28 +196 lb
220 < 1 -10 lb 6 +34 lb 12 +85 lb 20 +141 lb 28 +198 lb
230 < 1 -12 lb 6 +33 lb 12 +85 lb 19 +142 lb 27 +200 lb
240 < 1 -13 lb 6 +33 lb 11 +86 lb 18 +143 lb 26 +202 lb
250 < 1 -15 lb 6 +32 lb 11 +85 lb 18 +144 lb 25 +204 lb
260 < 1 -17 lb 5 +31 lb 10 +85 lb 17 +144 lb 24 +205 lb
270 < 1 -19 lb 5 +29 lb 10 +84 lb 17 +144 lb 23 +206 lb
280 < 1 -22 lb 5 +28 lb 10 +83 lb 16 +144 lb 23 +206 lb
290 < 1 -24 lb 4 +26 lb 9 +82 lb 15 +144 lb 22 +206 lb
300 < 1 -27 lb 4 +24 lb 9 +81 lb 15 +143 lb 21 +207 lb
310 < 1 -29 lb 4 +22 lb 9 +80 lb 14 +142 lb 20 +206 lb

These male standards are based on 2,000 filtered lifts.

Female Chin Ups Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
100 < 1 -21 lb < 1 -3 lb 7 +18 lb 13 +42 lb 20 +66 lb
110 < 1 -21 lb 1 -2 lb 7 +20 lb 13 +45 lb 20 +70 lb
120 < 1 -22 lb 1 -1 lb 7 +22 lb 12 +47 lb 19 +74 lb
130 < 1 -23 lb 1 -1 lb 7 +23 lb 12 +50 lb 18 +77 lb
140 < 1 -24 lb 1 -1 lb 7 +24 lb 11 +51 lb 17 +79 lb
150 < 1 -25 lb 1 -2 lb 6 +24 lb 11 +52 lb 17 +81 lb
160 < 1 -26 lb 1 -3 lb 6 +24 lb 10 +53 lb 16 +82 lb
170 < 1 -28 lb 1 -4 lb 6 +24 lb 10 +53 lb 15 +83 lb
180 < 1 -30 lb < 1 -5 lb 6 +23 lb 10 +53 lb 14 +84 lb
190 < 1 -33 lb < 1 -7 lb 5 +22 lb 9 +53 lb 14 +84 lb
200 < 1 -35 lb < 1 -9 lb 5 +20 lb 9 +52 lb 13 +84 lb
210 < 1 -38 lb < 1 -11 lb 4 +19 lb 9 +51 lb 12 +83 lb
220 < 1 -41 lb < 1 -14 lb 4 +17 lb 8 +50 lb 12 +83 lb
230 < 1 -44 lb < 1 -16 lb 4 +15 lb 8 +48 lb 11 +82 lb
240 < 1 -47 lb < 1 -19 lb 3 +13 lb 7 +46 lb 11 +80 lb
250 < 1 -51 lb < 1 -22 lb 3 +10 lb 7 +44 lb 10 +79 lb
260 < 1 -54 lb < 1 -25 lb 2 +7 lb 6 +42 lb 10 +77 lb

These female standards are based on 319 filtered lifts.

What do the strength standards mean?

Beginner
Stronger than 5% of lifters. A beginner lifter can perform the movement correctly and has practiced it for at least a month.
Novice
Stronger than 20% of lifters. A novice lifter has trained regularly in the technique for at least six months.
Intermediate
Stronger than 50% of lifters. An intermediate lifter has trained regularly in the technique for at least two years.
Advanced
Stronger than 80% of lifters. An advanced lifter has progressed for over five years.
Elite
Stronger than 95% of lifters. An elite lifter has dedicated over five years to become competitive at strength sports.

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