Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

These shoulder press 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 shoulder press standards are based on 409,000 lifts collected from users of Strength Level.

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Male Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
120 40 x0.33 64 x0.54 96 x0.8 134 x1.12 176 x1.47
130 46 x0.36 72 x0.56 105 x0.81 145 x1.12 189 x1.45
140 52 x0.37 80 x0.57 115 x0.82 156 x1.11 201 x1.43
150 58 x0.39 87 x0.58 123 x0.82 166 x1.11 212 x1.42
160 64 x0.4 94 x0.59 132 x0.82 176 x1.1 223 x1.4
170 70 x0.41 101 x0.6 140 x0.82 185 x1.09 234 x1.38
180 76 x0.42 108 x0.6 148 x0.82 195 x1.08 245 x1.36
190 81 x0.43 115 x0.6 156 x0.82 203 x1.07 255 x1.34
200 87 x0.43 121 x0.61 164 x0.82 212 x1.06 264 x1.32
210 92 x0.44 128 x0.61 171 x0.81 221 x1.05 274 x1.3
220 98 x0.44 134 x0.61 178 x0.81 229 x1.04 283 x1.29
230 103 x0.45 140 x0.61 185 x0.81 237 x1.03 292 x1.27
240 108 x0.45 146 x0.61 192 x0.8 244 x1.02 300 x1.25
250 113 x0.45 152 x0.61 199 x0.79 252 x1.01 308 x1.23
260 118 x0.45 158 x0.61 205 x0.79 259 x1 317 x1.22
270 123 x0.45 163 x0.6 212 x0.78 266 x0.99 324 x1.2
280 128 x0.46 169 x0.6 218 x0.78 273 x0.98 332 x1.19
290 132 x0.46 174 x0.6 224 x0.77 280 x0.97 340 x1.17
300 137 x0.46 179 x0.6 230 x0.77 287 x0.96 347 x1.16
310 141 x0.46 185 x0.6 236 x0.76 293 x0.95 354 x1.14

Note: these barbell standards include the weight of the bar, normally 20 kg / 44 lb.

Female Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
100 19 x0.19 35 x0.35 57 x0.57 85 x0.85 117 x1.17
110 21 x0.19 38 x0.35 62 x0.56 90 x0.82 122 x1.11
120 24 x0.2 41 x0.35 65 x0.54 95 x0.79 128 x1.06
130 26 x0.2 44 x0.34 69 x0.53 99 x0.76 133 x1.02
140 28 x0.2 47 x0.34 72 x0.52 103 x0.74 138 x0.98
150 30 x0.2 50 x0.33 76 x0.5 107 x0.71 142 x0.95
160 32 x0.2 52 x0.33 79 x0.49 111 x0.69 146 x0.92
170 34 x0.2 55 x0.32 82 x0.48 114 x0.67 151 x0.89
180 36 x0.2 57 x0.32 85 x0.47 118 x0.65 154 x0.86
190 38 x0.2 59 x0.31 88 x0.46 121 x0.64 158 x0.83
200 39 x0.2 62 x0.31 90 x0.45 124 x0.62 162 x0.81
210 41 x0.2 64 x0.3 93 x0.44 127 x0.61 165 x0.79
220 43 x0.19 66 x0.3 95 x0.43 130 x0.59 169 x0.77
230 44 x0.19 68 x0.29 98 x0.42 133 x0.58 172 x0.75
240 46 x0.19 70 x0.29 100 x0.42 136 x0.57 175 x0.73
250 48 x0.19 72 x0.29 102 x0.41 138 x0.55 178 x0.71
260 49 x0.19 74 x0.28 105 x0.4 141 x0.54 181 x0.7

Note: these barbell standards include the weight of the bar, normally 20 kg / 44 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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