Dumbbell Lateral Raise Standards (lb)

These dumbbell lateral raise 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 dumbbell lateral raise standards are new and we will be refining them over the next six months as we collect more data from lifters using Strength Level.

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.

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

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Male Dumbbell Lateral Raise Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
120 3 x0.02 12 x0.1 27 x0.23 49 x0.41 76 x0.63
130 4 x0.03 14 x0.1 30 x0.23 52 x0.4 80 x0.62
140 5 x0.03 15 x0.11 32 x0.23 56 x0.4 84 x0.6
150 6 x0.04 17 x0.11 35 x0.23 59 x0.39 88 x0.59
160 7 x0.04 19 x0.12 37 x0.23 62 x0.39 92 x0.57
170 8 x0.05 20 x0.12 39 x0.23 65 x0.38 95 x0.56
180 9 x0.05 22 x0.12 42 x0.23 68 x0.38 99 x0.55
190 10 x0.05 23 x0.12 44 x0.23 70 x0.37 102 x0.54
200 11 x0.05 25 x0.12 46 x0.23 73 x0.37 105 x0.53
210 12 x0.06 26 x0.13 48 x0.23 76 x0.36 108 x0.51
220 13 x0.06 28 x0.13 50 x0.23 78 x0.35 111 x0.5
230 14 x0.06 29 x0.13 52 x0.22 80 x0.35 114 x0.5
240 15 x0.06 31 x0.13 54 x0.22 83 x0.34 117 x0.49
250 16 x0.06 32 x0.13 55 x0.22 85 x0.34 119 x0.48
260 17 x0.06 33 x0.13 57 x0.22 87 x0.34 122 x0.47
270 18 x0.06 35 x0.13 59 x0.22 89 x0.33 125 x0.46
280 18 x0.07 36 x0.13 61 x0.22 92 x0.33 127 x0.45
290 19 x0.07 37 x0.13 62 x0.21 94 x0.32 129 x0.45
300 20 x0.07 39 x0.13 64 x0.21 96 x0.32 132 x0.44
310 21 x0.07 40 x0.13 65 x0.21 97 x0.31 134 x0.43

These male standards are based on 493 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 Lateral Raise Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
100 5 x0.05 13 x0.13 25 x0.25 41 x0.41 61 x0.61
110 5 x0.05 14 x0.13 27 x0.24 44 x0.4 64 x0.58
120 6 x0.05 15 x0.12 28 x0.23 46 x0.38 66 x0.55
130 7 x0.05 16 x0.12 30 x0.23 47 x0.37 68 x0.53
140 8 x0.05 17 x0.12 31 x0.22 49 x0.35 71 x0.5
150 8 x0.05 18 x0.12 32 x0.22 51 x0.34 73 x0.48
160 9 x0.06 19 x0.12 34 x0.21 53 x0.33 74 x0.47
170 9 x0.06 20 x0.12 35 x0.21 54 x0.32 76 x0.45
180 10 x0.06 21 x0.12 36 x0.2 56 x0.31 78 x0.43
190 11 x0.06 22 x0.11 37 x0.2 57 x0.3 80 x0.42
200 11 x0.06 22 x0.11 38 x0.19 58 x0.29 81 x0.41
210 12 x0.06 23 x0.11 39 x0.19 60 x0.28 83 x0.39
220 12 x0.06 24 x0.11 40 x0.18 61 x0.28 84 x0.38
230 13 x0.06 25 x0.11 41 x0.18 62 x0.27 86 x0.37
240 13 x0.06 26 x0.11 42 x0.18 63 x0.26 87 x0.36
250 14 x0.06 26 x0.1 43 x0.17 64 x0.26 88 x0.35
260 14 x0.06 27 x0.1 44 x0.17 65 x0.25 90 x0.34

These female standards are based on rough estimates. They will be refined over the next few weeks using lifts submitted by people using Strength Level.

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.

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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