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 523,277 lifts by Strength Level users
Chest Press

Male Chest Press Standards (lb)

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Strength LevelWeight
Beginner71 lb
Novice125 lb
Intermediate198 lb
Advanced288 lb
Elite389 lb

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

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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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.