Dumbbell Curl

Dumbbell Curl Standards

Measured in kg

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

Our community Dumbbell Curl standards are based on 1,602,000 lifts by Strength Level users

Male Dumbbell Curl Standards (kg)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 6 kg
Novice 13 kg
Intermediate 23 kg
Advanced 36 kg
Elite 51 kg
Strength Level Bodyweight Ratio
Beginner 0.10x
Novice 0.15x
Intermediate 0.30x
Advanced 0.50x
Elite 0.65x

How much should I be able to Dumbbell Curl? (kg)

What is the average Dumbbell Curl? The average Dumbbell Curl weight for a male lifter is 23 kg (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Dumbbell Curl? Male beginners should aim to lift 6 kg (1RM) which is still impressive compared to the general population.

Dumbbell weights are for one dumbbell and include the weight of the bar, normally 2 kg / 4.4 lb

By Weight and Age

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
50 3 8 16 27 39
55 4 9 18 29 42
60 5 10 19 30 44
65 5 11 21 32 46
70 6 12 22 34 48
75 7 13 23 35 50
80 7 14 24 37 51
85 8 15 26 38 53
90 9 16 27 40 55
95 9 17 28 41 56
100 10 18 29 42 58
105 10 19 30 44 59
110 11 19 31 45 61
115 12 20 32 46 62
120 12 21 33 47 63
125 13 22 34 48 65
130 13 22 34 49 66
135 14 23 35 50 67
140 14 24 36 51 68
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 5 11 20 31 44
20 6 13 23 35 50
25 6 13 23 36 51
30 6 13 23 36 51
35 6 13 23 36 51
40 6 13 23 36 51
45 6 13 22 35 49
50 6 12 21 32 46
55 5 11 19 30 42
60 5 10 18 27 39
65 4 9 16 25 35
70 4 8 14 22 31
75 3 7 13 20 28
80 3 6 11 18 25
85 3 6 10 16 22
90 2 5 9 14 20

How many sets and reps of Dumbbell Curl should I do?

These are the most popular Dumbbell Curl workouts done by male lifters:

3x10 19%
3x8 10%
3x12 9%
4x10 6%
2x10 6%

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Female Dumbbell Curl Standards (kg)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 3 kg
Novice 8 kg
Intermediate 14 kg
Advanced 21 kg
Elite 31 kg
Strength Level Bodyweight Ratio
Beginner 0.05x
Novice 0.10x
Intermediate 0.20x
Advanced 0.35x
Elite 0.45x

How much should I be able to Dumbbell Curl? (kg)

What is the average Dumbbell Curl? The average Dumbbell Curl weight for a female lifter is 14 kg (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Dumbbell Curl? Female beginners should aim to lift 3 kg (1RM) which is still impressive compared to the general population.

Dumbbell weights are for one dumbbell and include the weight of the bar, normally 2 kg / 4.4 lb

By Weight and Age

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
40 2 5 10 16 24
45 2 5 11 17 25
50 3 6 11 18 27
55 3 7 12 19 28
60 3 7 13 20 29
65 4 8 14 21 30
70 4 8 14 22 31
75 4 9 15 23 32
80 5 9 16 24 33
85 5 10 16 25 34
90 5 10 17 25 35
95 6 11 17 26 35
100 6 11 18 27 36
105 6 12 19 27 37
110 7 12 19 28 38
115 7 12 20 28 38
120 7 13 20 29 39
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 3 6 12 18 26
20 3 7 13 21 30
25 3 8 14 21 31
30 3 8 14 21 31
35 3 8 14 21 31
40 3 8 14 21 31
45 3 7 13 20 29
50 3 7 12 19 27
55 3 6 11 18 25
60 3 6 10 16 23
65 2 5 9 15 21
70 2 5 8 13 19
75 2 4 7 12 17
80 2 4 7 10 15
85 2 3 6 9 13
90 1 3 5 8 12

How many sets and reps of Dumbbell Curl should I do?

These are the most popular Dumbbell Curl workouts done by female lifters:

3x10 21%
3x12 11%
3x8 10%
4x10 7%
3x15 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.