Barbell Shrug Standards (lb)

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

Our barbell shrug standards are based on 51,000 lifts by Strength Level users.

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Male Barbell Shrug Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 41 x0.37 88 x0.8 157 x1.43 245 x2.23 348 x3.17
120 52 x0.43 104 x0.87 178 x1.48 272 x2.27 380 x3.16
130 64 x0.49 120 x0.92 199 x1.53 297 x2.29 410 x3.15
140 75 x0.54 136 x0.97 219 x1.57 322 x2.3 439 x3.13
150 87 x0.58 152 x1.01 239 x1.59 346 x2.31 466 x3.11
160 99 x0.62 167 x1.05 258 x1.61 369 x2.31 493 x3.08
170 110 x0.65 182 x1.07 277 x1.63 391 x2.3 519 x3.05
180 122 x0.68 197 x1.1 295 x1.64 413 x2.3 544 x3.02
190 134 x0.7 212 x1.12 313 x1.65 434 x2.29 568 x2.99
200 145 x0.73 226 x1.13 331 x1.65 455 x2.27 591 x2.96
210 156 x0.75 240 x1.14 348 x1.66 475 x2.26 614 x2.92
220 168 x0.76 254 x1.16 364 x1.66 494 x2.25 636 x2.89
230 179 x0.78 268 x1.16 381 x1.65 513 x2.23 658 x2.86
240 190 x0.79 281 x1.17 396 x1.65 531 x2.21 678 x2.83
250 201 x0.8 294 x1.18 412 x1.65 549 x2.2 699 x2.79
260 211 x0.81 307 x1.18 427 x1.64 567 x2.18 718 x2.76
270 222 x0.82 320 x1.18 442 x1.64 584 x2.16 738 x2.73
280 232 x0.83 332 x1.19 457 x1.63 601 x2.15 757 x2.7
290 242 x0.84 345 x1.19 471 x1.62 617 x2.13 775 x2.67
300 252 x0.84 357 x1.19 485 x1.62 633 x2.11 793 x2.64
310 262 x0.85 368 x1.19 499 x1.61 649 x2.09 810 x2.61
All 106 185 292 423 571

These male standards were last updated 2 weeks ago and are based on 23,000 filtered lifts.

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

Female Barbell Shrug Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 11 x0.13 41 x0.45 91 x1.01 160 x1.78 245 x2.72
100 15 x0.15 48 x0.48 101 x1.01 174 x1.74 262 x2.62
110 19 x0.18 55 x0.5 111 x1.01 187 x1.7 278 x2.53
120 24 x0.2 62 x0.51 121 x1.01 200 x1.66 293 x2.44
130 28 x0.21 68 x0.53 130 x1 211 x1.63 307 x2.37
140 32 x0.23 75 x0.53 139 x0.99 223 x1.59 321 x2.29
150 36 x0.24 81 x0.54 147 x0.98 233 x1.56 334 x2.22
160 40 x0.25 87 x0.54 155 x0.97 243 x1.52 346 x2.16
170 44 x0.26 93 x0.55 163 x0.96 253 x1.49 358 x2.1
180 48 x0.27 99 x0.55 171 x0.95 263 x1.46 369 x2.05
190 52 x0.27 104 x0.55 178 x0.94 272 x1.43 379 x2
200 56 x0.28 110 x0.55 185 x0.93 280 x1.4 390 x1.95
210 60 x0.28 115 x0.55 192 x0.91 289 x1.38 400 x1.9
220 63 x0.29 120 x0.55 199 x0.9 297 x1.35 409 x1.86
230 67 x0.29 125 x0.54 205 x0.89 305 x1.33 418 x1.82
240 71 x0.29 130 x0.54 211 x0.88 313 x1.3 427 x1.78
250 74 x0.3 135 x0.54 218 x0.87 320 x1.28 436 x1.74
260 78 x0.3 140 x0.54 224 x0.86 327 x1.26 444 x1.71
All 32 76 144 233 338

These female standards were last updated 2 weeks ago and are based on 1,000 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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