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 992,000 lifts by Strength Level users

Male Dumbbell Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 28 lb
Novice 45 lb
Intermediate 68 lb
Advanced 96 lb
Elite 127 lb
Strength Level Bodyweight Ratio
Beginner 0.15x
Novice 0.25x
Intermediate 0.40x
Advanced 0.55x
Elite 0.75x

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 68 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 28 lb (1RM) which is still impressive compared to the general population.

By Weight and Age

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 13 24 39 59 81
120 15 28 44 65 88
130 18 32 49 71 95
140 21 35 54 76 101
150 24 39 59 82 108
160 27 43 63 87 114
170 30 47 67 92 120
180 33 50 72 97 125
190 36 54 76 102 131
200 39 57 80 107 136
210 41 60 84 111 141
220 44 64 88 116 146
230 47 67 92 120 151
240 50 70 95 124 156
250 52 73 99 128 160
260 55 76 102 132 165
270 57 79 106 136 169
280 60 82 109 140 173
290 62 85 112 144 178
300 65 88 116 148 182
310 67 91 119 151 186
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 23 38 58 82 108
20 27 44 67 94 124
25 28 45 68 96 127
30 28 45 68 96 127
35 28 45 68 96 127
40 28 45 68 96 127
45 26 43 65 91 121
50 25 40 61 86 113
55 23 37 56 79 105
60 21 34 51 72 96
65 19 31 46 65 86
70 17 28 42 59 78
75 15 25 37 52 69
80 13 22 33 47 62
85 12 20 30 42 56
90 11 18 27 38 50

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Female Dumbbell Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 12 lb
Novice 21 lb
Intermediate 33 lb
Advanced 48 lb
Elite 65 lb
Strength Level Bodyweight Ratio
Beginner 0.10x
Novice 0.15x
Intermediate 0.25x
Advanced 0.35x
Elite 0.45x

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 female lifter is 33 lb (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Dumbbell Shoulder Press? Female beginners should aim to lift 12 lb (1RM) which is still impressive compared to the general population.

By Weight and Age

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 7 14 24 36 50
100 8 16 26 39 53
110 9 17 28 41 56
120 10 19 30 43 59
130 12 20 32 46 61
140 13 21 33 48 64
150 14 23 35 50 66
160 15 24 36 51 68
170 15 25 38 53 70
180 16 26 39 55 72
190 17 27 41 57 74
200 18 29 42 58 76
210 19 30 43 60 78
220 20 31 45 61 79
230 21 32 46 62 81
240 21 33 47 64 82
250 22 34 48 65 84
260 23 34 49 66 85
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 10 18 28 41 56
20 12 21 33 47 64
25 12 21 33 48 65
30 12 21 33 48 65
35 12 21 33 48 65
40 12 21 33 48 65
45 11 20 32 46 62
50 11 19 30 43 58
55 10 17 27 40 54
60 9 16 25 36 49
65 8 14 23 33 44
70 7 13 20 30 40
75 7 12 18 26 36
80 6 10 16 24 32
85 5 9 15 21 29
90 5 8 13 19 26

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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.