Clean and Jerk

Clean and Jerk Standards

Measured in kg

Clean and Jerk strength standards help you to compare your one-rep max lift with other lifters at your bodyweight.

Our community Clean and Jerk standards are based on 355,108 lifts by Strength Level users

Male Clean and Jerk Standards (kg)

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Strength LevelWeight
Beginner44 kg
Novice66 kg
Intermediate92 kg
Advanced124 kg
Elite158 kg

How much should I be able to Clean and Jerk? (kg)

What is the average Clean and Jerk? The average Clean and Jerk weight for a male lifter is 92 kg (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Clean and Jerk? Male beginners should aim to lift 44 kg (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

BWBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
5025416084110
5529456691118
6033507298126
65375577104133
70405983110140
75446388116146
80476792121152
85517197126158
905475101132164
955779106136169
1006083110141175
1056386114146180
1106690118150185
1156993122155190
1207296126159194
1257599129163199
13077102133167203
13580105136171207
14082108139174211

How many sets and reps of Clean and Jerk should I do?

These are the most popular Clean and Jerk workouts done by male lifters:

2x1 13%
3x1 8%
5x1 6%
3x3 6%
4x1 6%

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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.