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 2,040,642 lifts by Strength Level users

Male Barbell Curl Standards (lb)

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Strength LevelWeight
Beginner38 lb
Novice66 lb
Intermediate103 lb
Advanced149 lb
Elite201 lb

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

BWBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
110203967102142
120234473110151
130274979117160
140305485124169
150345891131177
160376397138184
1704167102145192
1804472108151199
1904776113157206
2005080118163213
2105484122168219
2205788127174225
2306091131179231
2406395136184237
2506699140189243
26069102144194248
27071106148199254
28074109152203259
29077112156208264
30080115160212269
31082119164217274

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 11%
3x12 6%
2x8 6%
4x10 6%

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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.