Deadlift

Deadlift Standards

Measured in lb

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

Our community Deadlift standards are based on 18,812,328 lifts by Strength Level users

Male Deadlift Standards (lb)

Entire Community

Strength LevelWeight
Beginner173 lb
Novice246 lb
Intermediate336 lb
Advanced440 lb
Elite552 lb

How much should I be able to Deadlift? (lb)

What is the average Deadlift? The average Deadlift weight for a male lifter is 336 lb (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Deadlift? Male beginners should aim to lift 173 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
11096144204275352
120111162225300380
130126179246323407
140140197266346433
150154213286368457
160168229304389481
170181245322410503
180195261340430525
190208275357449546
200220290373467567
210233304389485587
220245318405503606
230257332420520624
240268345435536642
250280358450552660
260291370464568677
270302383478583694
280313395491598710
290323407504613726
300333418517627741
310344430530641756

How many sets and reps of Deadlift should I do?

These are the most popular Deadlift workouts done by male lifters:

3x5 14%
5x5 12%
2x5 6%
3x10 6%
4x5 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.