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 298,000 lifts by Strength Level users
Chest Press

Male Chest Press Standards (lb)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 73 lb
Novice 127 lb
Intermediate 200 lb
Advanced 289 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 200 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 73 lb (1RM) which is still impressive compared to the general population.

By Weight and Age

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 39 77 131 199 276
120 46 87 143 214 294
130 53 96 155 228 311
140 59 105 166 241 326
150 66 113 177 255 342
160 72 122 187 267 356
170 79 130 197 279 370
180 85 138 207 291 383
190 91 146 217 302 396
200 97 153 226 312 408
210 103 161 235 323 420
220 109 168 243 333 432
230 114 175 252 343 443
240 120 181 260 352 454
250 125 188 268 362 464
260 130 195 276 371 474
270 136 201 283 379 484
280 141 207 290 388 494
290 146 213 298 396 503
300 151 219 305 404 512
310 156 225 312 412 521
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 62 108 170 246 331
20 71 124 195 281 379
25 73 127 200 289 389
30 73 127 200 289 389
35 73 127 200 289 389
40 73 127 200 289 389
45 69 121 189 274 369
50 65 113 178 257 346
55 60 105 164 238 320
60 55 96 150 217 292
65 50 86 136 196 264
70 45 78 122 176 237
75 40 69 109 157 212
80 36 62 97 141 189
85 32 56 87 126 170
90 29 50 79 114 153

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Female Chest Press Standards (lb)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 21 lb
Novice 46 lb
Intermediate 84 lb
Advanced 132 lb
Elite 188 lb
Strength Level Bodyweight Ratio
Beginner 0.15x
Novice 0.30x
Intermediate 0.55x
Advanced 0.90x
Elite 1.30x

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 84 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 33 64 106 156
100 14 36 68 111 162
110 16 38 72 116 168
120 18 41 75 120 173
130 19 43 78 124 178
140 21 45 81 128 183
150 22 47 84 132 187
160 23 49 87 135 191
170 25 51 90 138 195
180 26 53 92 141 198
190 27 55 94 144 202
200 29 57 97 147 205
210 30 59 99 150 208
220 31 60 101 153 211
230 32 62 103 155 214
240 33 63 105 157 217
250 34 65 107 160 220
260 35 66 109 162 223
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 18 39 71 112 160
20 20 45 81 128 183
25 21 46 84 132 188
30 21 46 84 132 188
35 21 46 84 132 188
40 21 46 84 132 188
45 20 44 79 125 178
50 19 41 74 117 168
55 17 38 69 109 155
60 16 35 63 99 141
65 14 31 57 90 128
70 13 28 51 80 115
75 11 25 46 72 103
80 10 23 41 64 92
85 9 20 36 58 82
90 8 18 33 52 74

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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.