Clean and Press

Clean and Press Standards

Measured in lb

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

Our community Clean and Press standards are based on 201,149 lifts by Strength Level users

Male Clean and Press Standards (lb)

Entire Community

Strength LevelWeight
Beginner78 lb
Novice121 lb
Intermediate176 lb
Advanced240 lb
Elite312 lb

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

What is the average Clean and Press? The average Clean and Press weight for a male lifter is 176 lb (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Clean and Press? Male beginners should aim to lift 78 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
1104272112160214
1204981122172228
1305589132184241
1406297142195254
15068104151206266
16074112160216278
17080119168226289
18085126176236300
19091132184245311
20096139192254321
210102145200263331
220107152207271340
230112158214279349
240117164221287358
250122170228295366
260127175234302375
270132181241309383
280136186247316391
290141192253323398
300145197259330406
310150202265337413

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

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

5x5 9%
3x5 7%
2x1 6%
3x1 6%
3x10 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.