Barbell Curl

Barbell Curl Standards

Measured in lb

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

Our community Barbell Curl standards are based on 1,495,000 lifts by Strength Level users

Male Barbell Curl Standards (lb)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 38 lb
Novice 66 lb
Intermediate 103 lb
Advanced 149 lb
Elite 201 lb
Strength Level Bodyweight Ratio
Beginner 0.20x
Novice 0.40x
Intermediate 0.60x
Advanced 0.85x
Elite 1.15x

How much should I be able to Barbell Curl? (lb)

What is the average Barbell Curl? The average Barbell Curl weight for a male lifter is 103 lb (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Barbell Curl? Male beginners should aim to lift 38 lb (1RM) which is still impressive compared to the general population.

Barbell weights include the weight of the bar, normally 20 kg / 44 lb.

By Weight and Age

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 20 39 67 102 142
120 23 44 73 110 151
130 27 49 79 117 160
140 30 54 85 124 169
150 34 58 91 131 177
160 37 63 97 138 184
170 41 67 102 145 192
180 44 72 108 151 199
190 47 76 113 157 206
200 50 80 118 163 213
210 54 84 122 168 219
220 57 88 127 174 225
230 60 91 131 179 231
240 63 95 136 184 237
250 66 99 140 189 243
260 69 102 144 194 248
270 71 106 148 199 254
280 74 109 152 203 259
290 77 112 156 208 264
300 80 115 160 212 269
310 82 119 164 217 274
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 32 56 88 127 171
20 37 64 101 145 195
25 38 66 103 149 201
30 38 66 103 149 201
35 38 66 103 149 201
40 38 66 103 149 201
45 36 63 98 141 190
50 34 59 92 133 179
55 31 54 85 123 165
60 29 50 78 112 151
65 26 45 70 101 136
70 23 40 63 91 122
75 21 36 56 81 109
80 19 32 50 73 98
85 17 29 45 65 88
90 15 26 41 59 79

How many sets and reps of Barbell Curl should I do?

These are the most popular Barbell Curl workouts done by male lifters:

3x10 17%
3x8 12%
2x8 7%
3x12 6%
4x10 6%

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Female Barbell Curl Standards (lb)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 14 lb
Novice 31 lb
Intermediate 54 lb
Advanced 85 lb
Elite 120 lb
Strength Level Bodyweight Ratio
Beginner 0.10x
Novice 0.20x
Intermediate 0.40x
Advanced 0.60x
Elite 0.85x

How much should I be able to Barbell Curl? (lb)

What is the average Barbell Curl? The average Barbell Curl weight for a female lifter is 54 lb (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Barbell Curl? Female beginners should aim to lift 14 lb (1RM) which is still impressive compared to the general population.

Barbell weights include the weight of the bar, normally 20 kg / 44 lb.

By Weight and Age

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 7 19 38 62 92
100 9 21 41 67 98
110 10 24 45 71 103
120 12 26 48 75 108
130 13 29 51 79 112
140 15 31 54 83 117
150 16 33 56 86 121
160 18 35 59 90 125
170 19 37 62 93 128
180 21 39 64 96 132
190 22 41 67 99 135
200 23 43 69 102 139
210 25 44 71 104 142
220 26 46 73 107 145
230 27 48 75 109 148
240 28 49 77 112 151
250 29 51 79 114 153
260 31 52 81 116 156
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 12 26 46 72 103
20 14 30 53 83 117
25 14 31 54 85 120
30 14 31 54 85 120
35 14 31 54 85 120
40 14 31 54 85 120
45 14 29 52 81 114
50 13 27 48 76 107
55 12 25 45 70 99
60 11 23 41 64 91
65 10 21 37 58 82
70 9 19 33 52 73
75 8 17 30 46 66
80 7 15 27 41 59
85 6 13 24 37 53
90 6 12 21 33 47

How many sets and reps of Barbell Curl should I do?

These are the most popular Barbell Curl workouts done by female lifters:

3x10 19%
3x8 12%
3x12 9%
4x10 7%
2x10 5%

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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.