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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 906,000 lifts by Strength Level users.

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Male Barbell Curl Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 19 x0.17 38 x0.35 65 x0.59 99 x0.9 138 x1.26
120 23 x0.19 43 x0.36 71 x0.6 107 x0.89 148 x1.23
130 26 x0.2 48 x0.37 78 x0.6 115 x0.88 157 x1.21
140 30 x0.21 53 x0.38 84 x0.6 122 x0.87 165 x1.18
150 33 x0.22 57 x0.38 90 x0.6 129 x0.86 173 x1.16
160 37 x0.23 62 x0.39 95 x0.59 136 x0.85 181 x1.13
170 40 x0.24 66 x0.39 101 x0.59 142 x0.84 189 x1.11
180 43 x0.24 71 x0.39 106 x0.59 148 x0.82 196 x1.09
190 47 x0.25 75 x0.39 111 x0.58 154 x0.81 203 x1.07
200 50 x0.25 79 x0.39 116 x0.58 160 x0.8 209 x1.05
210 53 x0.25 83 x0.39 121 x0.57 166 x0.79 216 x1.03
220 56 x0.26 87 x0.39 125 x0.57 171 x0.78 222 x1.01
230 59 x0.26 90 x0.39 130 x0.56 177 x0.77 228 x0.99
240 62 x0.26 94 x0.39 134 x0.56 182 x0.76 234 x0.97
250 65 x0.26 98 x0.39 139 x0.55 187 x0.75 239 x0.96
260 68 x0.26 101 x0.39 143 x0.55 192 x0.74 245 x0.94
270 71 x0.26 105 x0.39 147 x0.54 196 x0.73 250 x0.93
280 74 x0.26 108 x0.39 151 x0.54 201 x0.72 256 x0.91
290 77 x0.26 111 x0.38 155 x0.53 206 x0.71 261 x0.9
300 79 x0.26 115 x0.38 159 x0.53 210 x0.7 266 x0.89
310 82 x0.26 118 x0.38 163 x0.52 214 x0.69 271 x0.87
All 38 65 102 147 197

These male standards were last updated yesterday and are based on 247,000 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 92 x1.02
100 9 x0.09 22 x0.22 41 x0.41 67 x0.67 97 x0.97
110 10 x0.1 24 x0.22 44 x0.4 71 x0.64 102 x0.92
120 12 x0.1 26 x0.22 47 x0.39 75 x0.62 106 x0.89
130 13 x0.1 29 x0.22 50 x0.39 78 x0.6 111 x0.85
140 15 x0.11 31 x0.22 53 x0.38 82 x0.58 115 x0.82
150 16 x0.11 33 x0.22 56 x0.37 85 x0.57 118 x0.79
160 18 x0.11 35 x0.22 58 x0.36 88 x0.55 122 x0.76
170 19 x0.11 36 x0.21 61 x0.36 91 x0.53 126 x0.74
180 20 x0.11 38 x0.21 63 x0.35 94 x0.52 129 x0.72
190 22 x0.11 40 x0.21 65 x0.34 96 x0.51 132 x0.7
200 23 x0.11 42 x0.21 67 x0.34 99 x0.5 135 x0.68
210 24 x0.11 43 x0.21 69 x0.33 102 x0.48 138 x0.66
220 25 x0.11 45 x0.2 71 x0.32 104 x0.47 141 x0.64
230 26 x0.11 46 x0.2 73 x0.32 106 x0.46 144 x0.62
240 28 x0.11 48 x0.2 75 x0.31 109 x0.45 146 x0.61
250 29 x0.11 49 x0.2 77 x0.31 111 x0.44 149 x0.6
260 30 x0.11 51 x0.2 79 x0.3 113 x0.43 151 x0.58
All 14 30 54 83 118

These female standards were last updated yesterday and are based on 27,000 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.

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