Barbell Curl

Barbell Curl Standards

Measured in kg

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 1,974,524 lifts by Strength Level users

Male Barbell Curl Standards (kg)

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Strength LevelWeight
Beginner17 kg
Novice30 kg
Intermediate47 kg
Advanced68 kg
Elite91 kg

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

What is the average Barbell Curl? The average Barbell Curl weight for a male lifter is 47 kg (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 17 kg (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
50918304664
551120345069
601323375473
651425405878
701627436182
751830456485
801932486789
852134507093
902336537396
952438557699
10026405879102
10527426082105
11029436284108
11530456487111
12032476689114
12533496891116
13034507094119
13536527296121
14037547498124

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.