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 1,933,943 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
Strength LevelBodyweight Ratio
Beginner0.20x
Novice0.40x
Intermediate0.60x
Advanced0.85x
Elite1.15x

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

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
AgeBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
15325688127171
203764101145195
253866103149201
303866103149201
353866103149201
403866103149201
45366398141190
50345992133179
55315485123165
60295078112151
65264570101136
7023406391122
7521365681109
801932507398
851729456588
901526415979

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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lb
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Female Barbell Curl Standards (lb)

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Strength LevelWeight
Beginner14 lb
Novice31 lb
Intermediate54 lb
Advanced85 lb
Elite120 lb
Strength LevelBodyweight Ratio
Beginner0.10x
Novice0.20x
Intermediate0.40x
Advanced0.60x
Elite0.85x

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

BWBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
90719386292
100921416798
11010244571103
12012264875108
13013295179112
14015315483117
15016335686121
16018355990125
17019376293128
18021396496132
19022416799135
200234369102139
210254471104142
220264673107145
230274875109148
240284977112151
250295179114153
260315281116156
AgeBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
1512264672103
2014305383117
2514315485120
3014315485120
3514315485120
4014315485120
4514295281114
5013274876107
551225457099
601123416491
651021375882
70919335273
75817304666
80715274159
85613243753
90612213347

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

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

3x10 20%
3x8 12%
3x12 9%
4x10 7%
2x10 5%

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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.