Clean and Jerk

Clean and Jerk Standards

Measured in lb

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 (lb)

Entire Community

Strength LevelWeight
Beginner97 lb
Novice145 lb
Intermediate204 lb
Advanced273 lb
Elite349 lb

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

What is the average Clean and Jerk? The average Clean and Jerk weight for a male lifter is 204 lb (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 97 lb (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
1105689133185242
1206499145199259
13071109156212274
14079118167225288
15086127178237302
16093135188249315
170100144198260328
180107152207271340
190113160216282352
200120167225292363
210126175234301374
220132182242311385
230138189250320395
240144196258329405
250150202266338414
260156209273346424
270161215281354433
280167222288363442
290172228295370450
300177234302378459
310182240308385467

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.