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Back Extension Standards (lb)

Back extension strength standards help you to compare your one-rep max lift with other lifters at your bodyweight.

Our back extension standards are new and we will be refining them over the next six months as we collect more data from lifters using Strength Level.

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Select your weight unit: Kilograms (kg) Pounds (lb)

Male Back Extension Standards (lb/reps)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 < 1 -60 lb < 1 -10 lb 17 +59 lb 40 +147 lb 68 +247 lb
120 < 1 -53 lb 2 +2 lb 20 +78 lb 43 +172 lb 70 +278 lb
130 < 1 -46 lb 5 +15 lb 23 +96 lb 46 +196 lb 72 +308 lb
140 < 1 -39 lb 7 +27 lb 25 +114 lb 48 +220 lb 73 +337 lb
150 < 1 -31 lb 9 +40 lb 27 +132 lb 49 +243 lb 73 +365 lb
160 < 1 -23 lb 10 +52 lb 28 +149 lb 50 +265 lb 74 +391 lb
170 < 1 -15 lb 12 +65 lb 30 +166 lb 51 +286 lb 74 +417 lb
180 < 1 -8 lb 13 +76 lb 31 +182 lb 51 +306 lb 74 +441 lb
190 2 +0 lb 14 +88 lb 32 +198 lb 52 +326 lb 74 +465 lb
200 3 +8 lb 15 +99 lb 32 +213 lb 52 +345 lb 74 +487 lb
210 4 +16 lb 16 +110 lb 33 +228 lb 52 +363 lb 73 +509 lb
220 5 +23 lb 17 +121 lb 33 +242 lb 52 +380 lb 73 +530 lb
230 6 +30 lb 18 +132 lb 34 +255 lb 52 +397 lb 72 +550 lb
240 6 +37 lb 18 +142 lb 34 +269 lb 52 +414 lb 72 +569 lb
250 7 +44 lb 19 +151 lb 34 +281 lb 52 +430 lb 71 +588 lb
260 7 +51 lb 19 +161 lb 34 +294 lb 52 +445 lb 70 +606 lb
270 8 +58 lb 19 +170 lb 34 +306 lb 52 +460 lb 70 +623 lb
280 8 +64 lb 20 +179 lb 34 +317 lb 51 +474 lb 69 +640 lb
290 8 +70 lb 20 +188 lb 34 +328 lb 51 +488 lb 68 +656 lb
300 9 +76 lb 20 +196 lb 34 +339 lb 51 +501 lb 68 +672 lb
310 9 +82 lb 20 +204 lb 34 +350 lb 50 +514 lb 67 +687 lb
All < 1 10 30 56 84

These male standards were last updated 2 days ago and are based on 406 filtered lifts.

Female Back Extension Standards (lb/reps)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 < 1 -40 lb 5 +9 lb 26 +76 lb 54 +162 lb 87 +259 lb
100 < 1 -37 lb 6 +16 lb 27 +89 lb 54 +179 lb 85 +282 lb
110 < 1 -34 lb 8 +23 lb 28 +100 lb 54 +195 lb 83 +302 lb
120 < 1 -32 lb 9 +30 lb 28 +111 lb 53 +210 lb 81 +321 lb
130 < 1 -29 lb 9 +36 lb 28 +121 lb 52 +224 lb 79 +339 lb
140 < 1 -27 lb 10 +42 lb 28 +131 lb 51 +237 lb 77 +355 lb
150 < 1 -24 lb 10 +47 lb 28 +139 lb 50 +249 lb 74 +370 lb
160 < 1 -23 lb 10 +52 lb 28 +147 lb 49 +260 lb 72 +384 lb
170 < 1 -21 lb 10 +56 lb 28 +154 lb 48 +270 lb 71 +397 lb
180 < 1 -19 lb 11 +60 lb 27 +161 lb 47 +280 lb 69 +409 lb
190 < 1 -18 lb 11 +64 lb 27 +167 lb 46 +288 lb 67 +420 lb
200 < 1 -17 lb 11 +67 lb 26 +173 lb 45 +297 lb 65 +431 lb
210 < 1 -16 lb 11 +70 lb 26 +179 lb 44 +304 lb 63 +441 lb
220 < 1 -16 lb 10 +73 lb 26 +184 lb 43 +311 lb 62 +450 lb
230 < 1 -16 lb 10 +76 lb 25 +188 lb 42 +318 lb 60 +459 lb
240 < 1 -15 lb 10 +78 lb 25 +192 lb 41 +324 lb 59 +467 lb
250 < 1 -15 lb 10 +79 lb 24 +196 lb 40 +330 lb 57 +474 lb
260 < 1 -16 lb 10 +81 lb 23 +199 lb 39 +335 lb 56 +481 lb
All < 1 8 28 54 83

These female standards are based on rough estimates. They will be refined over the next few weeks using lifts submitted by people using Strength Level.

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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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Exercise Comparisons

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Pull Ups Push Ups Dips Chin Ups Sit Ups Bodyweight Squat Muscle Ups Handstand Push Ups Burpees Diamond Pushups One Arm Push Ups Lunge Crunches Single Leg Squat One Arm Pull Ups Hanging Leg Raise Neutral Grip Pull Ups Toes To Bar Glute Ham Raise Russian Twist Glute Bridge Lying Leg Raise Inverted Row