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Bench Press Standards (lb)

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

Our bench press standards are based on 9,530,000 lifts by Strength Level users.

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Male Bench Press Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 53 x0.48 84 x0.77 125 x1.14 173 x1.58 227 x2.06
120 63 x0.53 97 x0.81 140 x1.17 191 x1.59 247 x2.06
130 73 x0.56 109 x0.84 154 x1.19 208 x1.6 266 x2.05
140 83 x0.59 121 x0.86 168 x1.2 224 x1.6 284 x2.03
150 92 x0.62 132 x0.88 182 x1.21 240 x1.6 302 x2.01
160 102 x0.64 144 x0.9 195 x1.22 255 x1.59 319 x1.99
170 111 x0.65 155 x0.91 208 x1.23 270 x1.59 336 x1.97
180 120 x0.67 166 x0.92 221 x1.23 284 x1.58 351 x1.95
190 129 x0.68 176 x0.93 233 x1.23 298 x1.57 367 x1.93
200 138 x0.69 187 x0.93 245 x1.22 311 x1.55 382 x1.91
210 147 x0.7 197 x0.94 256 x1.22 324 x1.54 396 x1.89
220 156 x0.71 207 x0.94 268 x1.22 337 x1.53 410 x1.86
230 164 x0.71 216 x0.94 279 x1.21 349 x1.52 423 x1.84
240 172 x0.72 226 x0.94 289 x1.21 361 x1.5 437 x1.82
250 180 x0.72 235 x0.94 300 x1.2 373 x1.49 449 x1.8
260 188 x0.72 244 x0.94 310 x1.19 384 x1.48 462 x1.78
270 196 x0.73 253 x0.94 320 x1.19 395 x1.46 474 x1.76
280 204 x0.73 262 x0.93 330 x1.18 406 x1.45 486 x1.74
290 211 x0.73 270 x0.93 339 x1.17 417 x1.44 498 x1.72
300 219 x0.73 279 x0.93 349 x1.16 427 x1.42 509 x1.7
310 226 x0.73 287 x0.93 358 x1.16 437 x1.41 520 x1.68
All 103 153 216 290 371

These male standards were last updated a month ago and are based on 1,916,000 filtered lifts.

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

Female Bench Press Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 19 x0.21 41 x0.45 72 x0.8 111 x1.24 157 x1.75
100 23 x0.23 46 x0.46 79 x0.79 121 x1.21 169 x1.69
110 27 x0.25 52 x0.47 87 x0.79 130 x1.18 179 x1.63
120 31 x0.26 58 x0.48 94 x0.78 138 x1.15 189 x1.58
130 35 x0.27 63 x0.48 100 x0.77 146 x1.13 198 x1.53
140 39 x0.28 68 x0.48 107 x0.76 154 x1.1 207 x1.48
150 43 x0.28 73 x0.48 113 x0.75 161 x1.08 216 x1.44
160 46 x0.29 77 x0.48 119 x0.74 168 x1.05 224 x1.4
170 50 x0.29 82 x0.48 124 x0.73 175 x1.03 232 x1.36
180 53 x0.3 86 x0.48 130 x0.72 181 x1.01 239 x1.33
190 57 x0.3 91 x0.48 135 x0.71 188 x0.99 246 x1.3
200 60 x0.3 95 x0.47 140 x0.7 194 x0.97 253 x1.26
210 63 x0.3 99 x0.47 145 x0.69 199 x0.95 260 x1.24
220 66 x0.3 103 x0.47 150 x0.68 205 x0.93 266 x1.21
230 70 x0.3 107 x0.46 154 x0.67 210 x0.91 272 x1.18
240 73 x0.3 110 x0.46 159 x0.66 216 x0.9 278 x1.16
250 76 x0.3 114 x0.46 163 x0.65 221 x0.88 284 x1.13
260 78 x0.3 118 x0.45 167 x0.64 226 x0.87 289 x1.11
All 38 68 110 161 220

These female standards were last updated a month ago and are based on 276,000 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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Dumbbell

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Cable

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