Chest Press

Chest Press Standards

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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 306,000 lifts by Strength Level users
Chest Press

Male Chest Press Standards (lb)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 71 lb
Novice 125 lb
Intermediate 198 lb
Advanced 288 lb
Elite 389 lb
Strength Level Bodyweight Ratio
Beginner 0.50x
Novice 0.75x
Intermediate 1.25x
Advanced 1.75x
Elite 2.25x

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

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 38 76 130 199 278
120 45 86 143 214 296
130 51 95 154 228 313
140 58 104 166 242 329
150 64 112 177 255 344
160 71 121 187 268 358
170 77 129 197 280 372
180 83 137 207 292 386
190 89 145 216 303 399
200 95 152 226 314 411
210 101 159 235 324 423
220 107 167 243 334 435
230 113 174 252 344 446
240 118 180 260 354 457
250 124 187 268 363 468
260 129 194 276 372 478
270 134 200 283 381 488
280 139 206 291 390 498
290 144 213 298 398 507
300 149 219 305 406 517
310 154 224 312 415 526
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 61 107 169 245 332
20 69 122 193 281 380
25 71 125 198 288 389
30 71 125 198 288 389
35 71 125 198 288 389
40 71 125 198 288 389
45 68 119 188 273 369
50 63 112 177 257 347
55 59 103 163 237 321
60 54 94 149 217 293
65 48 85 135 196 264
70 43 76 121 176 237
75 39 68 108 157 212
80 35 61 97 140 190
85 31 55 87 126 170
90 28 49 78 113 153

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Female Chest Press Standards (lb)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 21 lb
Novice 46 lb
Intermediate 83 lb
Advanced 131 lb
Elite 186 lb
Strength Level Bodyweight Ratio
Beginner 0.15x
Novice 0.30x
Intermediate 0.55x
Advanced 0.90x
Elite 1.25x

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

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 12 32 62 103 151
100 14 35 66 108 158
110 16 38 70 113 164
120 18 40 74 118 170
130 19 43 78 123 175
140 21 45 81 127 180
150 23 48 84 131 185
160 24 50 87 134 189
170 26 52 90 138 193
180 27 54 93 141 197
190 29 56 95 145 201
200 30 58 98 148 205
210 31 60 100 151 208
220 33 62 103 154 212
230 34 64 105 156 215
240 35 66 107 159 218
250 37 67 109 162 221
260 38 69 111 164 224
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 18 39 71 111 158
20 21 45 81 127 181
25 21 46 83 131 186
30 21 46 83 131 186
35 21 46 83 131 186
40 21 46 83 131 186
45 20 44 79 124 177
50 19 41 74 116 166
55 17 38 69 108 153
60 16 35 63 98 140
65 14 31 57 89 126
70 13 28 51 80 113
75 12 25 45 71 101
80 10 23 41 64 91
85 9 20 36 57 81
90 8 18 33 51 73

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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.