Chest Press

Chest Press Standards

Measured in lb

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

Our community Chest Press standards are based on 492,028 lifts by Strength Level users
Chest Press

Male Chest Press Standards (lb)

Entire Community

Strength LevelWeight
Beginner71 lb
Novice125 lb
Intermediate198 lb
Advanced288 lb
Elite389 lb
Strength LevelBodyweight Ratio
Beginner0.50x
Novice0.75x
Intermediate1.25x
Advanced1.75x
Elite2.25x

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

What is the average Chest Press? The average Chest Press weight for a male lifter is 198 lb (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Chest Press? Male beginners should aim to lift 71 lb (1RM) which is still impressive compared to the general population.

By Weight and Age

BWBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
1103876130199278
1204586143214296
1305195154228313
14058104166242329
15064112177255344
16071121187268358
17077129197280372
18083137207292386
19089145216303399
20095152226314411
210101159235324423
220107167243334435
230113174252344446
240118180260354457
250124187268363468
260129194276372478
270134200283381488
280139206291390498
290144213298398507
300149219305406517
310154224312415526
AgeBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
1561107169245332
2069122193281380
2571125198288389
3071125198288389
3571125198288389
4071125198288389
4568119188273369
5063112177257347
5559103163237321
605494149217293
654885135196264
704376121176237
753968108157212
80356197140190
85315587126170
90284978113153

How many sets and reps of Chest Press should I do?

These are the most popular Chest Press workouts done by male lifters:

3x10 23%
3x12 11%
3x8 9%
4x10 8%
4x12 5%

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lb
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Female Chest Press Standards (lb)

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Strength LevelWeight
Beginner21 lb
Novice46 lb
Intermediate83 lb
Advanced131 lb
Elite186 lb
Strength LevelBodyweight Ratio
Beginner0.15x
Novice0.30x
Intermediate0.55x
Advanced0.90x
Elite1.25x

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

What is the average Chest Press? The average Chest Press weight for a female lifter is 83 lb (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Chest Press? Female beginners should aim to lift 21 lb (1RM) which is still impressive compared to the general population.

By Weight and Age

BWBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
90123262103151
100143566108158
110163870113164
120184074118170
130194378123175
140214581127180
150234884131185
160245087134189
170265290138193
180275493141197
190295695145201
200305898148205
2103160100151208
2203362103154212
2303464105156215
2403566107159218
2503767109162221
2603869111164224
AgeBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
15183971111158
20214581127181
25214683131186
30214683131186
35214683131186
40214683131186
45204479124177
50194174116166
55173869108153
6016356398140
6514315789126
7013285180113
7512254571101
801023416491
85920365781
90818335173

How many sets and reps of Chest Press should I do?

These are the most popular Chest Press workouts done by female lifters:

3x10 18%
3x12 12%
3x8 10%
3x15 10%
4x10 8%

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lb
lb
years old

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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.