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 175,000 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 +56 lb 24 +96 lb 35 +138 lb
130 < 1 -9 lb 7 +23 lb 14 +61 lb 24 +102 lb 34 +145 lb
140 < 1 -8 lb 7 +26 lb 14 +64 lb 23 +107 lb 33 +151 lb
150 < 1 -7 lb 7 +28 lb 14 +67 lb 23 +111 lb 32 +157 lb
160 < 1 -7 lb 7 +29 lb 14 +70 lb 22 +115 lb 31 +162 lb
170 < 1 -7 lb 7 +30 lb 13 +72 lb 21 +118 lb 30 +166 lb
180 < 1 -7 lb 7 +31 lb 13 +74 lb 21 +121 lb 29 +170 lb
190 < 1 -8 lb 7 +31 lb 12 +75 lb 20 +123 lb 28 +173 lb
200 < 1 -9 lb 6 +31 lb 12 +76 lb 19 +125 lb 27 +176 lb
210 < 1 -10 lb 6 +31 lb 11 +77 lb 19 +127 lb 26 +178 lb
220 < 1 -11 lb 6 +31 lb 11 +77 lb 18 +128 lb 25 +181 lb
230 < 1 -12 lb 6 +30 lb 11 +78 lb 17 +129 lb 24 +182 lb
240 < 1 -14 lb 5 +29 lb 10 +77 lb 17 +130 lb 23 +184 lb
250 < 1 -16 lb 5 +28 lb 10 +77 lb 16 +130 lb 23 +185 lb
260 < 1 -18 lb 5 +26 lb 10 +76 lb 15 +130 lb 22 +185 lb
270 < 1 -20 lb 4 +25 lb 9 +75 lb 15 +130 lb 21 +186 lb
280 < 1 -23 lb 4 +23 lb 9 +74 lb 14 +130 lb 20 +186 lb
290 < 1 -25 lb 4 +21 lb 9 +73 lb 14 +129 lb 20 +186 lb
300 < 1 -28 lb 4 +19 lb 8 +71 lb 13 +128 lb 19 +186 lb
310 < 1 -31 lb 3 +17 lb 8 +70 lb 13 +127 lb 18 +185 lb

These male standards are based on 63,000 filtered lifts.

Female Pull Ups Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
100 < 1 -31 lb < 1 -10 lb 6 +14 lb 13 +41 lb 21 +70 lb
110 < 1 -31 lb < 1 -10 lb 6 +16 lb 13 +44 lb 21 +74 lb
120 < 1 -32 lb < 1 -10 lb 6 +17 lb 12 +47 lb 20 +78 lb
130 < 1 -34 lb < 1 -10 lb 6 +18 lb 12 +49 lb 19 +81 lb
140 < 1 -35 lb < 1 -10 lb 6 +19 lb 11 +50 lb 18 +83 lb
150 < 1 -37 lb < 1 -11 lb 5 +19 lb 11 +51 lb 17 +85 lb
160 < 1 -39 lb < 1 -13 lb 5 +19 lb 10 +52 lb 17 +86 lb
170 < 1 -41 lb < 1 -14 lb 5 +18 lb 10 +52 lb 16 +87 lb
180 < 1 -44 lb < 1 -16 lb 5 +17 lb 9 +52 lb 15 +88 lb
190 < 1 -46 lb < 1 -18 lb 4 +16 lb 9 +51 lb 14 +88 lb
200 < 1 -49 lb < 1 -20 lb 4 +14 lb 9 +50 lb 14 +88 lb
210 < 1 -52 lb < 1 -22 lb 3 +12 lb 8 +49 lb 13 +87 lb
220 < 1 -56 lb < 1 -25 lb 3 +10 lb 8 +48 lb 12 +87 lb
230 < 1 -59 lb < 1 -28 lb 3 +8 lb 7 +46 lb 12 +86 lb
240 < 1 -63 lb < 1 -31 lb 2 +5 lb 7 +44 lb 11 +84 lb
250 < 1 -67 lb < 1 -34 lb 2 +3 lb 7 +42 lb 10 +83 lb
260 < 1 -70 lb < 1 -38 lb 1 -1 lb 6 +40 lb 10 +81 lb

These female standards are based on 6,000 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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