Dumbbell Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

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

Our dumbbell shoulder press standards are based on 66,000 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 Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
120 17 x0.14 30 x0.25 48 x0.4 71 x0.59 96 x0.8
130 20 x0.15 34 x0.26 53 x0.41 77 x0.59 103 x0.79
140 23 x0.16 38 x0.27 58 x0.42 83 x0.59 110 x0.79
150 26 x0.17 42 x0.28 63 x0.42 88 x0.59 117 x0.78
160 29 x0.18 46 x0.29 68 x0.42 94 x0.59 123 x0.77
170 32 x0.19 50 x0.29 73 x0.43 99 x0.59 129 x0.76
180 35 x0.19 54 x0.3 77 x0.43 105 x0.58 135 x0.75
190 38 x0.2 57 x0.3 81 x0.43 110 x0.58 141 x0.74
200 41 x0.2 61 x0.3 86 x0.43 115 x0.57 146 x0.73
210 44 x0.21 64 x0.31 90 x0.43 119 x0.57 152 x0.72
220 47 x0.21 68 x0.31 94 x0.43 124 x0.56 157 x0.71
230 49 x0.22 71 x0.31 98 x0.42 129 x0.56 162 x0.71
240 52 x0.22 74 x0.31 102 x0.42 133 x0.55 167 x0.7
250 55 x0.22 78 x0.31 105 x0.42 137 x0.55 172 x0.69
260 58 x0.22 81 x0.31 109 x0.42 142 x0.54 177 x0.68
270 60 x0.22 84 x0.31 113 x0.42 146 x0.54 181 x0.67
280 63 x0.22 87 x0.31 116 x0.41 150 x0.53 186 x0.66
290 65 x0.23 90 x0.31 120 x0.41 154 x0.53 190 x0.66
300 68 x0.23 93 x0.31 123 x0.41 157 x0.52 194 x0.65
310 70 x0.23 96 x0.31 126 x0.41 161 x0.52 198 x0.64
All 30 49 73 104 137

These male standards were last updated 7 hours ago and are based on 29,000 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 Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
100 9 x0.09 17 x0.17 28 x0.28 42 x0.42 57 x0.57
110 10 x0.09 19 x0.17 30 x0.27 44 x0.4 60 x0.54
120 11 x0.09 20 x0.17 32 x0.26 46 x0.38 62 x0.52
130 12 x0.09 21 x0.16 33 x0.25 48 x0.37 64 x0.49
140 13 x0.09 22 x0.16 35 x0.25 49 x0.35 66 x0.47
150 14 x0.09 23 x0.16 36 x0.24 51 x0.34 68 x0.45
160 15 x0.09 24 x0.15 37 x0.23 53 x0.33 70 x0.44
170 16 x0.09 25 x0.15 38 x0.23 54 x0.32 72 x0.42
180 16 x0.09 26 x0.15 40 x0.22 56 x0.31 73 x0.41
190 17 x0.09 27 x0.14 41 x0.21 57 x0.3 75 x0.39
200 18 x0.09 28 x0.14 42 x0.21 58 x0.29 76 x0.38
210 18 x0.09 29 x0.14 43 x0.2 59 x0.28 78 x0.37
220 19 x0.09 30 x0.14 44 x0.2 61 x0.28 79 x0.36
230 20 x0.09 31 x0.13 45 x0.2 62 x0.27 80 x0.35
240 20 x0.08 32 x0.13 46 x0.19 63 x0.26 82 x0.34
250 21 x0.08 32 x0.13 47 x0.19 64 x0.26 83 x0.33
260 22 x0.08 33 x0.13 48 x0.18 65 x0.25 84 x0.32
All 13 22 35 50 67

These female standards were last updated 7 hours ago and are based on 4,000 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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Exercise Comparisons

Compare dumbbell shoulder press versus one of the following exercises:

Dumbbell Curl Dumbbell Bench Press Dumbbell Lateral Raise Dumbbell Row Dumbbell Front Raise Dumbbell Shrug Dumbbell Lunge Dumbbell Concentration Curl Incline Dumbbell Press Incline Dumbbell Fly Lying Dumbbell Tricep Extension Dumbbell Tricep Extension Dumbbell Fly