Dumbbell Curl Standards (lb)

Dumbbell curl strength standards help you to compare your one-rep max lift with other lifters at your bodyweight.

Our dumbbell curl standards are based on 83,000 lifts by Strength Level users.

Dumbbell strength standards are based on the weight of each dumbbell, not the weight of two added together. For example, if you bicep curl 20 lb dumbbells in each arm that would count as 20 lb not the total 40 lb.

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Male Dumbbell Curl Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
120 10 x0.08 22 x0.19 41 x0.34 66 x0.55 94 x0.78
130 11 x0.09 25 x0.19 44 x0.34 70 x0.54 99 x0.76
140 13 x0.09 27 x0.19 48 x0.34 73 x0.52 103 x0.74
150 15 x0.1 29 x0.2 51 x0.34 77 x0.51 108 x0.72
160 16 x0.1 32 x0.2 53 x0.33 81 x0.5 112 x0.7
170 18 x0.1 34 x0.2 56 x0.33 84 x0.49 116 x0.68
180 19 x0.11 36 x0.2 59 x0.33 87 x0.49 120 x0.67
190 21 x0.11 38 x0.2 61 x0.32 91 x0.48 124 x0.65
200 22 x0.11 40 x0.2 64 x0.32 94 x0.47 127 x0.64
210 24 x0.11 42 x0.2 66 x0.32 97 x0.46 131 x0.62
220 25 x0.11 44 x0.2 69 x0.31 99 x0.45 134 x0.61
230 27 x0.12 46 x0.2 71 x0.31 102 x0.44 137 x0.6
240 28 x0.12 47 x0.2 73 x0.31 105 x0.44 140 x0.58
250 29 x0.12 49 x0.2 75 x0.3 107 x0.43 143 x0.57
260 31 x0.12 51 x0.2 78 x0.3 110 x0.42 146 x0.56
270 32 x0.12 53 x0.19 80 x0.3 112 x0.42 149 x0.55
280 33 x0.12 54 x0.19 82 x0.29 115 x0.41 152 x0.54
290 34 x0.12 56 x0.19 84 x0.29 117 x0.4 154 x0.53
300 36 x0.12 57 x0.19 86 x0.29 119 x0.4 157 x0.52
310 37 x0.12 59 x0.19 87 x0.28 122 x0.39 160 x0.51
All 16 33 56 85 119

These male standards were last updated August and are based on 24,000 filtered lifts.

Note: these dumbbell standards include the weight of the bar, normally 2 kg / 4.4 lb. Dumbbell strength standards are based on the weight of each dumbbell, not the weight of two added together.

Female Dumbbell Curl Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
100 5 x0.05 13 x0.13 24 x0.24 40 x0.4 58 x0.58
110 6 x0.05 14 x0.13 26 x0.24 42 x0.38 61 x0.55
120 7 x0.06 15 x0.13 28 x0.23 44 x0.37 63 x0.53
130 7 x0.06 16 x0.13 29 x0.22 46 x0.35 65 x0.5
140 8 x0.06 17 x0.12 31 x0.22 48 x0.34 68 x0.48
150 9 x0.06 18 x0.12 32 x0.21 49 x0.33 70 x0.46
160 10 x0.06 19 x0.12 33 x0.21 51 x0.32 72 x0.45
170 10 x0.06 20 x0.12 35 x0.2 53 x0.31 73 x0.43
180 11 x0.06 21 x0.12 36 x0.2 54 x0.3 75 x0.42
190 12 x0.06 22 x0.12 37 x0.19 56 x0.29 77 x0.4
200 12 x0.06 23 x0.11 38 x0.19 57 x0.28 78 x0.39
210 13 x0.06 24 x0.11 39 x0.19 58 x0.28 80 x0.38
220 13 x0.06 25 x0.11 40 x0.18 59 x0.27 81 x0.37
230 14 x0.06 25 x0.11 41 x0.18 61 x0.26 83 x0.36
240 15 x0.06 26 x0.11 42 x0.18 62 x0.26 84 x0.35
250 15 x0.06 27 x0.11 43 x0.17 63 x0.25 85 x0.34
260 16 x0.06 28 x0.11 44 x0.17 64 x0.25 87 x0.33
All 8 17 31 48 69

These female standards were last updated August and are based on 3,000 filtered lifts.

Note: these dumbbell standards include the weight of the bar, normally 2 kg / 4.4 lb. Dumbbell strength standards are based on the weight of each dumbbell, not the weight of two added together.

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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.

More Exercises

Barbell

Bench 3,724,000 lifts Deadlift 2,224,000 lifts Squat 2,136,000 lifts Shoulder Press 594,000 lifts Front Squat 208,000 lifts Barbell Curl 323,000 lifts Bent Over Row 203,000 lifts Incline Bench Press 8,000 lifts Romanian Deadlift 14,000 lifts Hex Bar Deadlift 15,000 lifts Barbell Shrug (experimental) Hip Thrust 8,000 lifts Upright Row 6,000 lifts Decline Bench Press (experimental) Good Morning (experimental)

Bodyweight

Pull Ups 265,000 lifts Push Ups 56,000 lifts Dips 106,000 lifts Chin Ups 5,000 lifts

Olympic

Snatch 52,000 lifts Power Clean 197,000 lifts Clean & Jerk 54,000 lifts Clean 38,000 lifts Push Press 37,000 lifts Clean & Press 76,000 lifts

Dumbbell

Dumbbell Bench Press 87,000 lifts Dumbbell Curl 83,000 lifts Dumbbell Shoulder Press 49,000 lifts Dumbbell Row 25,000 lifts Dumbbell Lateral Raise 12,000 lifts Dumbbell Shrug (experimental) Dumbbell Front Raise 5,000 lifts

Machine

Sled Leg Press 22,000 lifts Lat Pulldown 30,000 lifts Horizontal Leg Press 15,000 lifts Leg Extension (experimental) Seated Leg Curl (experimental) Lying Leg Curl (experimental) + More Exercises

Exercise Comparisons

Compare dumbbell curl versus one of the following exercises:

Dumbbell Bench Press Dumbbell Shoulder Press Dumbbell Row Dumbbell Lateral Raise Dumbbell Shrug Dumbbell Front Raise