Push Ups Standards (lb)

These push 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 push ups standards are new and we will be refining them over the next six months as we collect more data from lifters using 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 Push Ups Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
120 5 +15 lb 22 +87 lb 45 +179 lb 72 +287 lb 102 +406 lb
130 7 +24 lb 23 +100 lb 46 +196 lb 72 +308 lb 100 +432 lb
140 8 +32 lb 24 +112 lb 46 +212 lb 71 +329 lb 98 +456 lb
150 9 +40 lb 25 +123 lb 46 +227 lb 70 +348 lb 96 +479 lb
160 10 +47 lb 26 +134 lb 46 +241 lb 69 +366 lb 94 +500 lb
170 10 +54 lb 26 +144 lb 45 +255 lb 68 +383 lb 92 +520 lb
180 11 +61 lb 26 +154 lb 45 +268 lb 67 +399 lb 90 +539 lb
190 11 +67 lb 26 +163 lb 45 +280 lb 66 +414 lb 88 +557 lb
200 11 +73 lb 26 +172 lb 44 +292 lb 65 +428 lb 87 +574 lb
210 12 +79 lb 26 +180 lb 44 +303 lb 64 +442 lb 85 +590 lb
220 12 +84 lb 26 +188 lb 43 +313 lb 62 +455 lb 83 +606 lb
230 12 +89 lb 26 +195 lb 43 +323 lb 61 +467 lb 81 +621 lb
240 12 +94 lb 26 +202 lb 42 +332 lb 60 +479 lb 80 +635 lb
250 12 +98 lb 26 +209 lb 41 +341 lb 59 +490 lb 78 +648 lb
260 12 +102 lb 25 +215 lb 41 +349 lb 58 +501 lb 77 +660 lb
270 12 +106 lb 25 +221 lb 40 +357 lb 57 +511 lb 75 +672 lb
280 12 +110 lb 25 +226 lb 40 +365 lb 56 +520 lb 74 +684 lb
290 12 +113 lb 24 +232 lb 39 +372 lb 55 +529 lb 72 +695 lb
300 12 +116 lb 24 +237 lb 38 +379 lb 54 +538 lb 71 +705 lb
310 12 +119 lb 24 +241 lb 38 +385 lb 53 +546 lb 70 +715 lb

These male standards are based on 1,000 filtered lifts.

Female Push Ups Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
100 < 1 -10 lb 9 +25 lb 21 +68 lb 35 +117 lb 51 +169 lb
110 < 1 -7 lb 9 +30 lb 21 +75 lb 35 +127 lb 50 +182 lb
120 < 1 -5 lb 10 +35 lb 21 +82 lb 34 +136 lb 49 +193 lb
130 1 -3 lb 10 +39 lb 21 +88 lb 34 +144 lb 47 +203 lb
140 1 -1 lb 10 +43 lb 21 +94 lb 33 +151 lb 46 +212 lb
150 2 +1 lb 10 +46 lb 20 +99 lb 32 +158 lb 44 +220 lb
160 2 +3 lb 10 +49 lb 20 +103 lb 31 +164 lb 43 +227 lb
170 2 +3 lb 10 +51 lb 19 +107 lb 30 +169 lb 42 +234 lb
180 2 +4 lb 10 +53 lb 19 +110 lb 29 +174 lb 40 +240 lb
190 2 +4 lb 9 +54 lb 18 +113 lb 29 +178 lb 39 +246 lb
200 2 +4 lb 9 +56 lb 18 +116 lb 28 +182 lb 38 +251 lb
210 2 +4 lb 9 +57 lb 17 +118 lb 27 +185 lb 37 +255 lb
220 2 +4 lb 9 +57 lb 17 +120 lb 26 +188 lb 36 +259 lb
230 2 +3 lb 9 +58 lb 16 +121 lb 25 +191 lb 35 +263 lb
240 2 +2 lb 8 +58 lb 16 +122 lb 25 +193 lb 34 +266 lb
250 2 +1 lb 8 +58 lb 15 +123 lb 24 +195 lb 33 +269 lb
260 1 -1 lb 8 +57 lb 15 +124 lb 23 +196 lb 32 +271 lb

These female standards are based on 222 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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