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 145,000 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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Select your weight unit: Kilograms (kg) Pounds (lb)

Male Pull Ups Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
120 < 1 -9 lb 7 +21 lb 15 +57 lb 24 +96 lb 35 +137 lb
130 < 1 -8 lb 7 +24 lb 14 +61 lb 24 +101 lb 34 +144 lb
140 < 1 -7 lb 7 +26 lb 14 +64 lb 23 +106 lb 33 +150 lb
150 < 1 -7 lb 7 +28 lb 14 +67 lb 23 +111 lb 32 +156 lb
160 < 1 -6 lb 7 +29 lb 14 +70 lb 22 +114 lb 31 +161 lb
170 < 1 -6 lb 7 +30 lb 13 +72 lb 21 +118 lb 30 +165 lb
180 < 1 -7 lb 7 +31 lb 13 +74 lb 21 +120 lb 29 +169 lb
190 < 1 -7 lb 7 +31 lb 12 +75 lb 20 +123 lb 28 +172 lb
200 < 1 -8 lb 6 +31 lb 12 +76 lb 19 +125 lb 27 +175 lb
210 < 1 -9 lb 6 +31 lb 11 +77 lb 18 +126 lb 26 +177 lb
220 < 1 -11 lb 6 +31 lb 11 +77 lb 18 +127 lb 25 +179 lb
230 < 1 -12 lb 6 +30 lb 11 +77 lb 17 +128 lb 24 +181 lb
240 < 1 -14 lb 5 +29 lb 10 +77 lb 17 +129 lb 23 +182 lb
250 < 1 -16 lb 5 +28 lb 10 +76 lb 16 +129 lb 22 +183 lb
260 < 1 -18 lb 5 +26 lb 10 +76 lb 15 +129 lb 22 +184 lb
270 < 1 -20 lb 4 +24 lb 9 +75 lb 15 +129 lb 21 +184 lb
280 < 1 -23 lb 4 +23 lb 9 +74 lb 14 +128 lb 20 +184 lb
290 < 1 -25 lb 4 +21 lb 9 +72 lb 14 +128 lb 20 +184 lb
300 < 1 -28 lb 4 +19 lb 8 +71 lb 13 +127 lb 19 +184 lb
310 < 1 -31 lb 3 +16 lb 8 +69 lb 13 +126 lb 18 +183 lb

Female Pull Ups Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
100 < 1 -32 lb < 1 -11 lb 6 +14 lb 13 +41 lb 22 +71 lb
110 < 1 -33 lb < 1 -11 lb 6 +16 lb 13 +45 lb 21 +75 lb
120 < 1 -34 lb < 1 -10 lb 6 +17 lb 12 +48 lb 20 +79 lb
130 < 1 -35 lb < 1 -11 lb 6 +18 lb 12 +50 lb 19 +83 lb
140 < 1 -36 lb < 1 -11 lb 6 +19 lb 11 +51 lb 19 +85 lb
150 < 1 -38 lb < 1 -12 lb 6 +19 lb 11 +53 lb 18 +87 lb
160 < 1 -40 lb < 1 -13 lb 5 +19 lb 10 +53 lb 17 +89 lb
170 < 1 -42 lb < 1 -14 lb 5 +19 lb 10 +54 lb 16 +90 lb
180 < 1 -44 lb < 1 -16 lb 5 +18 lb 10 +54 lb 16 +91 lb
190 < 1 -47 lb < 1 -18 lb 4 +17 lb 9 +53 lb 15 +91 lb
200 < 1 -50 lb < 1 -20 lb 4 +15 lb 9 +53 lb 14 +91 lb
210 < 1 -53 lb < 1 -22 lb 4 +14 lb 9 +52 lb 13 +91 lb
220 < 1 -56 lb < 1 -25 lb 3 +12 lb 8 +51 lb 13 +90 lb
230 < 1 -59 lb < 1 -27 lb 3 +10 lb 8 +49 lb 12 +90 lb
240 < 1 -63 lb < 1 -30 lb 3 +7 lb 7 +47 lb 12 +88 lb
250 < 1 -67 lb < 1 -33 lb 2 +5 lb 7 +45 lb 11 +87 lb
260 < 1 -70 lb < 1 -37 lb 2 +2 lb 7 +43 lb 10 +85 lb

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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Bodyweight

Pull Ups 145,000 lifts Dips 58,000 lifts

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