Barbell Curl Standards (lb)

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

Our barbell curl standards are based on 357,000 lifts by Strength Level users.

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Male Barbell Curl Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 20 x0.18 39 x0.36 68 x0.61 103 x0.94 144 x1.31
120 23 x0.19 44 x0.37 74 x0.62 111 x0.93 154 x1.28
130 27 x0.21 49 x0.38 80 x0.62 119 x0.91 163 x1.25
140 30 x0.22 54 x0.39 86 x0.62 126 x0.9 171 x1.22
150 34 x0.23 59 x0.39 92 x0.61 133 x0.89 179 x1.2
160 37 x0.23 63 x0.4 98 x0.61 140 x0.87 187 x1.17
170 41 x0.24 68 x0.4 103 x0.61 146 x0.86 195 x1.14
180 44 x0.24 72 x0.4 108 x0.6 153 x0.85 202 x1.12
190 47 x0.25 76 x0.4 114 x0.6 159 x0.83 209 x1.1
200 50 x0.25 80 x0.4 118 x0.59 164 x0.82 215 x1.08
210 53 x0.25 84 x0.4 123 x0.59 170 x0.81 222 x1.06
220 57 x0.26 88 x0.4 128 x0.58 175 x0.8 228 x1.04
230 60 x0.26 92 x0.4 132 x0.58 181 x0.79 234 x1.02
240 62 x0.26 95 x0.4 137 x0.57 186 x0.77 240 x1
250 65 x0.26 99 x0.39 141 x0.56 191 x0.76 245 x0.98
260 68 x0.26 102 x0.39 145 x0.56 196 x0.75 251 x0.97
270 71 x0.26 106 x0.39 149 x0.55 200 x0.74 256 x0.95
280 74 x0.26 109 x0.39 153 x0.55 205 x0.73 261 x0.93
290 77 x0.26 112 x0.39 157 x0.54 210 x0.72 267 x0.92
300 79 x0.26 116 x0.39 161 x0.54 214 x0.71 272 x0.91
310 82 x0.26 119 x0.38 165 x0.53 218 x0.7 276 x0.89
All 38 66 104 151 203

These male standards were last updated 3 days ago and are based on 164,000 filtered lifts.

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

Female Barbell Curl Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 7 x0.08 19 x0.21 38 x0.42 62 x0.69 91 x1.01
100 9 x0.09 22 x0.22 41 x0.41 66 x0.66 96 x0.96
110 11 x0.1 24 x0.22 44 x0.4 70 x0.64 101 x0.92
120 12 x0.1 26 x0.22 47 x0.39 74 x0.62 105 x0.88
130 13 x0.1 28 x0.22 50 x0.38 77 x0.6 109 x0.84
140 15 x0.11 30 x0.22 53 x0.38 81 x0.58 113 x0.81
150 16 x0.11 32 x0.22 55 x0.37 84 x0.56 117 x0.78
160 18 x0.11 34 x0.21 58 x0.36 87 x0.54 121 x0.75
170 19 x0.11 36 x0.21 60 x0.35 90 x0.53 124 x0.73
180 20 x0.11 38 x0.21 62 x0.35 93 x0.52 127 x0.71
190 21 x0.11 40 x0.21 65 x0.34 95 x0.5 131 x0.69
200 23 x0.11 41 x0.21 67 x0.33 98 x0.49 134 x0.67
210 24 x0.11 43 x0.2 69 x0.33 101 x0.48 137 x0.65
220 25 x0.11 44 x0.2 71 x0.32 103 x0.47 139 x0.63
230 26 x0.11 46 x0.2 73 x0.32 105 x0.46 142 x0.62
240 27 x0.11 47 x0.2 74 x0.31 107 x0.45 145 x0.6
250 28 x0.11 49 x0.2 76 x0.3 110 x0.44 147 x0.59
260 30 x0.11 50 x0.19 78 x0.3 112 x0.43 150 x0.58
All 14 30 53 83 117

These female standards were last updated 3 days ago and are based on 19,000 filtered lifts.

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

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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.

More Exercises

Barbell

Bench 4,132,000 lifts Deadlift 2,485,000 lifts Squat 2,388,000 lifts Shoulder Press 663,000 lifts Barbell Curl 357,000 lifts Bent Over Row 224,000 lifts Front Squat 235,000 lifts Incline Bench Press 26,000 lifts Hex Bar Deadlift 25,000 lifts Romanian Deadlift 22,000 lifts Barbell Shrug 9,000 lifts Hip Thrust 14,000 lifts Upright Row 10,000 lifts Decline Bench Press 6,000 lifts Good Morning 5,000 lifts T-Bar Row (experimental) Pendlay Row (experimental) Lying Tricep Extension (experimental) Tricep Extension (experimental)

Bodyweight

Pull Ups 313,000 lifts Push Ups 86,000 lifts Dips 126,000 lifts Chin Ups 19,000 lifts Muscle Ups (experimental) Sit Ups (experimental) Crunches (experimental)

Olympic

Power Clean 214,000 lifts Snatch 66,000 lifts Clean & Jerk 66,000 lifts Push Press 44,000 lifts Clean 47,000 lifts Clean & Press 79,000 lifts Thruster (experimental) Push Jerk (experimental)

Dumbbell

Dumbbell Curl 111,000 lifts Dumbbell Bench Press 119,000 lifts Dumbbell Shoulder Press 66,000 lifts Dumbbell Lateral Raise 18,000 lifts Dumbbell Row 33,000 lifts Dumbbell Front Raise 8,000 lifts Dumbbell Shrug 6,000 lifts Dumbbell Lunge (experimental) Dumbbell Concentration Curl (experimental) Incline Dumbbell Press (experimental) Incline Dumbbell Fly (experimental) Lying Dumbbell Tricep Extension (experimental) Dumbbell Tricep Extension (experimental) Dumbbell Fly (experimental)

Machine

Sled Leg Press 37,000 lifts Horizontal Leg Press 23,000 lifts Leg Extension 10,000 lifts Seated Leg Curl (experimental) Lying Leg Curl (experimental) Calf Raise (experimental)

Cable

Lat Pulldown 44,000 lifts Tricep Rope Pushdown (experimental) Tricep Pushdown (experimental) + More Exercises

Exercise Comparisons

Compare barbell curl versus one of the following exercises:

Bench Deadlift Squat Shoulder Press Bent Over Row Front Squat Incline Bench Press Hex Bar Deadlift Romanian Deadlift Barbell Shrug Hip Thrust Upright Row Decline Bench Press Good Morning T-Bar Row Pendlay Row Lying Tricep Extension Tricep Extension