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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 529,000 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 18 x0.17 36 x0.33 60 x0.55 89 x0.81
120 8 x0.07 21 x0.17 39 x0.33 64 x0.53 93 x0.78
130 10 x0.07 23 x0.17 42 x0.32 68 x0.52 98 x0.75
140 11 x0.08 25 x0.18 45 x0.32 71 x0.51 102 x0.73
150 12 x0.08 27 x0.18 48 x0.32 75 x0.5 106 x0.71
160 14 x0.09 29 x0.18 50 x0.31 78 x0.49 110 x0.69
170 15 x0.09 31 x0.18 53 x0.31 81 x0.48 114 x0.67
180 16 x0.09 33 x0.18 55 x0.31 84 x0.47 117 x0.65
190 18 x0.09 34 x0.18 58 x0.3 87 x0.46 121 x0.64
200 19 x0.09 36 x0.18 60 x0.3 90 x0.45 124 x0.62
210 20 x0.1 38 x0.18 62 x0.3 93 x0.44 127 x0.61
220 21 x0.1 39 x0.18 64 x0.29 95 x0.43 130 x0.59
230 23 x0.1 41 x0.18 66 x0.29 98 x0.42 133 x0.58
240 24 x0.1 43 x0.18 68 x0.28 100 x0.42 136 x0.57
250 25 x0.1 44 x0.18 70 x0.28 102 x0.41 139 x0.56
260 26 x0.1 46 x0.18 72 x0.28 105 x0.4 141 x0.54
270 27 x0.1 47 x0.17 74 x0.27 107 x0.4 144 x0.53
280 28 x0.1 49 x0.17 76 x0.27 109 x0.39 147 x0.52
290 29 x0.1 50 x0.17 78 x0.27 111 x0.38 149 x0.51
300 30 x0.1 51 x0.17 79 x0.26 113 x0.38 151 x0.5
310 31 x0.1 53 x0.17 81 x0.26 115 x0.37 154 x0.5
All 14 30 53 82 116

These male standards were last updated 2 days ago and are based on 162,000 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 22 x0.24 36 x0.4 53 x0.59
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 x0.05 15 x0.12 27 x0.22 42 x0.35 61 x0.51
130 7 x0.06 16 x0.12 28 x0.22 44 x0.34 63 x0.48
140 8 x0.06 17 x0.12 30 x0.21 46 x0.33 65 x0.47
150 9 x0.06 18 x0.12 31 x0.21 48 x0.32 67 x0.45
160 10 x0.06 19 x0.12 32 x0.2 50 x0.31 69 x0.43
170 10 x0.06 20 x0.12 34 x0.2 51 x0.3 71 x0.42
180 11 x0.06 21 x0.12 35 x0.19 53 x0.29 73 x0.4
190 12 x0.06 22 x0.11 36 x0.19 54 x0.28 74 x0.39
200 12 x0.06 23 x0.11 37 x0.19 55 x0.28 76 x0.38
210 13 x0.06 24 x0.11 38 x0.18 57 x0.27 78 x0.37
220 13 x0.06 24 x0.11 39 x0.18 58 x0.26 79 x0.36
230 14 x0.06 25 x0.11 40 x0.18 59 x0.26 81 x0.35
240 15 x0.06 26 x0.11 41 x0.17 60 x0.25 82 x0.34
250 15 x0.06 27 x0.11 42 x0.17 62 x0.25 83 x0.33
260 16 x0.06 27 x0.11 43 x0.17 63 x0.24 85 x0.33
All 8 17 30 47 67

These female standards were last updated 2 days ago and are based on 21,000 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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