Dumbbell Curl Standards (lb)

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

Our dumbbell curl standards are based on 243,000 lifts by Strength Level users.

Dumbbell strength standards are based on the weight of each dumbbell, not the weight of two added together. For example, if you bicep curl 20 lb dumbbells in each arm that would count as 20 lb not the total 40 lb.

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Male Dumbbell Curl Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 7 x0.06 19 x0.17 37 x0.34 61 x0.56 90 x0.82
120 9 x0.07 21 x0.18 40 x0.33 65 x0.54 95 x0.79
130 10 x0.08 23 x0.18 43 x0.33 69 x0.53 100 x0.77
140 11 x0.08 25 x0.18 46 x0.33 73 x0.52 104 x0.74
150 13 x0.09 28 x0.18 49 x0.33 77 x0.51 108 x0.72
160 14 x0.09 30 x0.19 52 x0.32 80 x0.5 113 x0.7
170 16 x0.09 32 x0.19 54 x0.32 83 x0.49 116 x0.68
180 17 x0.09 34 x0.19 57 x0.32 86 x0.48 120 x0.67
190 18 x0.1 35 x0.19 59 x0.31 89 x0.47 124 x0.65
200 20 x0.1 37 x0.19 62 x0.31 92 x0.46 127 x0.64
210 21 x0.1 39 x0.19 64 x0.3 95 x0.45 130 x0.62
220 22 x0.1 41 x0.19 66 x0.3 98 x0.44 134 x0.61
230 24 x0.1 43 x0.18 68 x0.3 100 x0.44 137 x0.59
240 25 x0.1 44 x0.18 71 x0.29 103 x0.43 140 x0.58
250 26 x0.1 46 x0.18 73 x0.29 105 x0.42 142 x0.57
260 27 x0.1 47 x0.18 75 x0.29 108 x0.41 145 x0.56
270 28 x0.11 49 x0.18 77 x0.28 110 x0.41 148 x0.55
280 30 x0.11 51 x0.18 78 x0.28 112 x0.4 151 x0.54
290 31 x0.11 52 x0.18 80 x0.28 115 x0.4 153 x0.53
300 32 x0.11 53 x0.18 82 x0.27 117 x0.39 156 x0.52
310 33 x0.11 55 x0.18 84 x0.27 119 x0.38 158 x0.51
All 14 31 54 84 119

These male standards were last updated a week ago and are based on 77,000 filtered lifts.

Note: these dumbbell standards include the weight of the bar, normally 2 kg / 4.4 lb. Dumbbell strength standards are based on the weight of each dumbbell, not the weight of two added together.

Female Dumbbell Curl Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 4 x0.05 11 x0.12 21 x0.24 36 x0.4 53 x0.58
100 5 x0.05 12 x0.12 23 x0.23 38 x0.38 56 x0.56
110 6 x0.05 14 x0.12 25 x0.23 40 x0.37 58 x0.53
120 7 x0.06 15 x0.12 27 x0.22 43 x0.36 61 x0.51
130 7 x0.06 16 x0.12 29 x0.22 45 x0.34 63 x0.49
140 8 x0.06 17 x0.12 30 x0.22 47 x0.33 66 x0.47
150 9 x0.06 18 x0.12 32 x0.21 49 x0.32 68 x0.45
160 10 x0.06 20 x0.12 33 x0.21 50 x0.31 70 x0.44
170 11 x0.06 21 x0.12 34 x0.2 52 x0.31 72 x0.42
180 11 x0.06 22 x0.12 36 x0.2 54 x0.3 74 x0.41
190 12 x0.06 23 x0.12 37 x0.2 55 x0.29 76 x0.4
200 13 x0.06 24 x0.12 38 x0.19 57 x0.28 78 x0.39
210 13 x0.06 24 x0.12 40 x0.19 58 x0.28 79 x0.38
220 14 x0.06 25 x0.12 41 x0.18 60 x0.27 81 x0.37
230 15 x0.06 26 x0.11 42 x0.18 61 x0.26 82 x0.36
240 15 x0.06 27 x0.11 43 x0.18 62 x0.26 84 x0.35
250 16 x0.06 28 x0.11 44 x0.18 63 x0.25 85 x0.34
260 17 x0.06 29 x0.11 45 x0.17 65 x0.25 87 x0.33
All 8 17 30 48 67

These female standards were last updated a week ago and are based on 10,000 filtered lifts.

Note: these dumbbell standards include the weight of the bar, normally 2 kg / 4.4 lb. Dumbbell strength standards are based on the weight of each dumbbell, not the weight of two added together.

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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.

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Barbell

Bench 5,920,000 lifts Deadlift 3,556,000 lifts Squat 3,474,000 lifts Shoulder Press 944,000 lifts Barbell Curl 490,000 lifts Bent Over Row 305,000 lifts Front Squat 324,000 lifts Incline Bench Press 106,000 lifts Hex Bar Deadlift 73,000 lifts Romanian Deadlift 53,000 lifts Barbell Shrug 32,000 lifts Hip Thrust 40,000 lifts Upright Row 22,000 lifts Decline Bench Press 23,000 lifts Good Morning 10,000 lifts T-Bar Row 15,000 lifts Pendlay Row 11,000 lifts Lying Tricep Extension 11,000 lifts Tricep Extension 15,000 lifts

Bodyweight

Pull Ups 484,000 lifts Push Ups 194,000 lifts Dips 197,000 lifts Chin Ups 73,000 lifts Muscle Ups 16,000 lifts Sit Ups 16,000 lifts Crunches 9,000 lifts

Olympic

Power Clean 278,000 lifts Snatch 96,000 lifts Clean & Jerk 93,000 lifts Push Press 63,000 lifts Clean 72,000 lifts Clean & Press 89,000 lifts Thruster 6,000 lifts Push Jerk (experimental)

Dumbbell

Dumbbell Curl 243,000 lifts Dumbbell Bench Press 249,000 lifts Dumbbell Shoulder Press 139,000 lifts Dumbbell Lateral Raise 43,000 lifts Dumbbell Row 65,000 lifts Dumbbell Front Raise 17,000 lifts Dumbbell Shrug 20,000 lifts Dumbbell Lunge 11,000 lifts Dumbbell Concentration Curl 9,000 lifts Incline Dumbbell Press 36,000 lifts Incline Dumbbell Fly 5,000 lifts Lying Dumbbell Tricep Extension (experimental) Dumbbell Tricep Extension 9,000 lifts Dumbbell Fly 13,000 lifts

Machine

Sled Leg Press 99,000 lifts Horizontal Leg Press 61,000 lifts Leg Extension 38,000 lifts Seated Leg Curl 15,000 lifts Lying Leg Curl 11,000 lifts Calf Raise 18,000 lifts

Cable

Lat Pulldown 103,000 lifts Tricep Rope Pushdown 16,000 lifts Tricep Pushdown 19,000 lifts + More Exercises

Exercise Comparisons

Compare dumbbell curl versus one of the following exercises:

Dumbbell Bench Press Dumbbell Shoulder Press Dumbbell Lateral Raise Dumbbell Row Dumbbell Front Raise Dumbbell Shrug Dumbbell Lunge Dumbbell Concentration Curl Incline Dumbbell Press Incline Dumbbell Fly Lying Dumbbell Tricep Extension Dumbbell Tricep Extension Dumbbell Fly