Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Dumbbell Shoulder Press Standards

Measured in lb

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

Our community Dumbbell Shoulder Press standards are based on 1,677,728 lifts by Strength Level users

Male Dumbbell Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

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Strength LevelWeight
Beginner29 lb
Novice47 lb
Intermediate71 lb
Advanced100 lb
Elite132 lb

How much should I be able to Dumbbell Shoulder Press? (lb)

What is the average Dumbbell Shoulder Press? The average Dumbbell Shoulder Press weight for a male lifter is 71 lb (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Dumbbell Shoulder Press? Male beginners should aim to lift 29 lb (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

BWBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
1101325416184
1201629466892
1301933517499
14022375679106
15025416185112
16028446591118
17031487096124
180345274101130
190375579106136
200405983111141
210436287115146
220456691120151
230486995124156
240517298128161
2505475102133166
2605678106137170
2705981109141175
2806184112145179
2906487116148183
3006690119152188
3106993122156192

How many sets and reps of Dumbbell Shoulder Press should I do?

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

3x10 19%
3x8 12%
3x12 8%
4x10 7%
4x8 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.