Pull Ups Standards (lb)

These pull 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 pull ups standards are based on 203,000 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 Pull Ups Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
120 < 1 -10 lb 7 +21 lb 15 +57 lb 25 +97 lb 35 +140 lb
130 < 1 -9 lb 7 +23 lb 15 +61 lb 24 +103 lb 34 +147 lb
140 < 1 -8 lb 7 +26 lb 14 +65 lb 24 +108 lb 33 +154 lb
150 < 1 -7 lb 7 +27 lb 14 +68 lb 23 +113 lb 32 +159 lb
160 < 1 -7 lb 7 +29 lb 14 +71 lb 22 +117 lb 31 +164 lb
170 < 1 -7 lb 7 +30 lb 13 +73 lb 22 +120 lb 30 +169 lb
180 < 1 -7 lb 7 +31 lb 13 +75 lb 21 +123 lb 29 +173 lb
190 < 1 -8 lb 7 +31 lb 13 +76 lb 20 +125 lb 28 +176 lb
200 < 1 -9 lb 6 +31 lb 12 +77 lb 20 +127 lb 27 +179 lb
210 < 1 -10 lb 6 +31 lb 12 +78 lb 19 +129 lb 26 +182 lb
220 < 1 -11 lb 6 +31 lb 11 +78 lb 18 +130 lb 26 +184 lb
230 < 1 -13 lb 6 +30 lb 11 +78 lb 18 +131 lb 25 +185 lb
240 < 1 -14 lb 5 +29 lb 10 +78 lb 17 +132 lb 24 +187 lb
250 < 1 -16 lb 5 +28 lb 10 +78 lb 16 +132 lb 23 +188 lb
260 < 1 -18 lb 5 +26 lb 10 +77 lb 16 +132 lb 22 +189 lb
270 < 1 -21 lb 5 +25 lb 9 +76 lb 15 +132 lb 22 +189 lb
280 < 1 -23 lb 4 +23 lb 9 +75 lb 15 +132 lb 21 +190 lb
290 < 1 -26 lb 4 +21 lb 9 +74 lb 14 +131 lb 20 +190 lb
300 < 1 -28 lb 4 +19 lb 9 +73 lb 14 +130 lb 19 +189 lb
310 < 1 -31 lb 3 +17 lb 8 +71 lb 13 +129 lb 19 +189 lb

These male standards are based on 70,000 filtered lifts.

Female Pull Ups Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
100 < 1 -31 lb < 1 -10 lb 6 +15 lb 13 +43 lb 22 +72 lb
110 < 1 -32 lb < 1 -10 lb 6 +17 lb 13 +46 lb 21 +77 lb
120 < 1 -33 lb < 1 -10 lb 6 +18 lb 13 +48 lb 21 +80 lb
130 < 1 -35 lb < 1 -10 lb 6 +19 lb 12 +50 lb 20 +83 lb
140 < 1 -36 lb < 1 -11 lb 6 +19 lb 12 +52 lb 19 +86 lb
150 < 1 -38 lb < 1 -12 lb 6 +19 lb 11 +53 lb 18 +88 lb
160 < 1 -40 lb < 1 -13 lb 5 +18 lb 10 +53 lb 17 +89 lb
170 < 1 -43 lb < 1 -15 lb 5 +18 lb 10 +53 lb 16 +90 lb
180 < 1 -45 lb < 1 -17 lb 5 +17 lb 10 +53 lb 16 +90 lb
190 < 1 -48 lb < 1 -19 lb 4 +15 lb 9 +52 lb 15 +90 lb
200 < 1 -51 lb < 1 -21 lb 4 +14 lb 9 +51 lb 14 +90 lb
210 < 1 -54 lb < 1 -24 lb 3 +12 lb 8 +50 lb 13 +90 lb
220 < 1 -58 lb < 1 -26 lb 3 +10 lb 8 +49 lb 13 +89 lb
230 < 1 -61 lb < 1 -29 lb 3 +7 lb 8 +47 lb 12 +88 lb
240 < 1 -65 lb < 1 -33 lb 2 +5 lb 7 +45 lb 11 +86 lb
250 < 1 -69 lb < 1 -36 lb 2 +2 lb 7 +43 lb 11 +85 lb
260 < 1 -73 lb < 1 -39 lb 1 -1 lb 6 +41 lb 10 +83 lb

These female standards are based on 7,000 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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