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 1,592,118 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
Strength LevelBodyweight Ratio
Beginner0.15x
Novice0.25x
Intermediate0.40x
Advanced0.60x
Elite0.75x

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 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
AgeBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
1524406185113
2028466998129
25294771100132
30294771100132
35294771100132
40294771100132
4527456795126
5026426389118
5524395982109
6022355375100
652032486890
701829436181
751626395572
801423354965
851321314458
901119283952

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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lb
years old

Female Dumbbell Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

Entire Community

Strength LevelWeight
Beginner12 lb
Novice22 lb
Intermediate34 lb
Advanced50 lb
Elite68 lb
Strength LevelBodyweight Ratio
Beginner0.10x
Novice0.15x
Intermediate0.25x
Advanced0.35x
Elite0.50x

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 34 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.

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
90714243752
100816274055
110918294258
1201119314561
1301221324764
1401322344966
1501423365168
1601525385371
1701626395573
1801727415775
1901828425877
2001929436079
2101930456280
2202032466382
2302133476584
2402234486685
2502335506787
2602436516988
AgeBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
151018294358
201221344966
251222345068
301222345068
351222345068
401222345068
451221334864
501119314560
551018284156
60916263851
65815233446
70713213141
75712192737
80611172433
8559152230
9059142027

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

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

3x10 22%
3x8 12%
3x12 10%
4x10 9%
4x8 5%

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lb
lb
years old

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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.