Bench Press

Bench Press Standards

Measured in lb

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

Our community Bench Press standards are based on 24,423,000 lifts by Strength Level users

Male Bench Press Standards (lb)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 103 lb
Novice 154 lb
Intermediate 217 lb
Advanced 291 lb
Elite 372 lb
Strength Level Bodyweight Ratio
Beginner 0.50x
Novice 0.75x
Intermediate 1.25x
Advanced 1.75x
Elite 2.00x

How much should I be able to Bench Press? (lb)

What is the average Bench Press? The average Bench Press weight for a male lifter is 217 lb (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Bench Press? Male beginners should aim to lift 103 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

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 53 84 125 173 226
120 63 97 140 191 247
130 73 109 154 208 266
140 83 121 169 224 285
150 93 133 182 240 302
160 102 144 196 255 319
170 112 155 209 270 336
180 121 166 221 284 352
190 130 177 234 298 367
200 139 187 246 312 382
210 148 197 257 325 397
220 156 207 269 338 411
230 165 217 280 350 425
240 173 227 291 362 438
250 181 236 301 374 451
260 190 245 312 386 464
270 197 254 322 397 476
280 205 263 332 408 488
290 213 272 341 419 500
300 220 280 351 429 511
310 228 289 360 439 523
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 88 131 185 248 317
20 101 150 211 284 363
25 103 154 217 291 372
30 103 154 217 291 372
35 103 154 217 291 372
40 103 154 217 291 372
45 98 146 206 276 353
50 92 137 193 259 331
55 85 127 179 240 306
60 78 115 163 219 280
65 70 104 147 198 253
70 63 94 132 177 227
75 56 84 118 159 203
80 50 75 106 142 181
85 45 67 95 127 163
90 41 60 85 114 146

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Female Bench Press Standards (lb)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 38 lb
Novice 69 lb
Intermediate 111 lb
Advanced 164 lb
Elite 223 lb
Strength Level Bodyweight Ratio
Beginner 0.25x
Novice 0.50x
Intermediate 0.75x
Advanced 1.00x
Elite 1.50x

How much should I be able to Bench Press? (lb)

What is the average Bench Press? The average Bench Press weight for a female lifter is 111 lb (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Bench Press? Female 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

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 19 40 71 111 157
100 23 46 79 121 169
110 27 52 87 130 180
120 32 58 94 139 190
130 36 63 101 148 200
140 40 69 108 156 209
150 43 74 114 163 218
160 47 79 120 170 227
170 51 83 126 177 235
180 55 88 132 184 242
190 58 93 137 191 250
200 62 97 143 197 257
210 65 101 148 203 264
220 68 105 153 209 270
230 72 109 157 214 277
240 75 113 162 220 283
250 78 117 167 225 289
260 81 121 171 230 295
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 33 59 95 139 190
20 37 67 109 159 217
25 38 69 111 164 223
30 38 69 111 164 223
35 38 69 111 164 223
40 38 69 111 164 223
45 36 66 106 155 211
50 34 62 99 146 198
55 32 57 92 135 183
60 29 52 84 123 167
65 26 47 76 111 151
70 23 42 68 100 136
75 21 38 61 89 121
80 19 34 54 80 109
85 17 30 49 71 97
90 15 27 44 64 88

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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.