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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 266,000 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
110 14 x0.12 25 x0.23 42 x0.38 62 x0.56 85 x0.78
120 17 x0.14 29 x0.25 47 x0.39 68 x0.57 93 x0.77
130 20 x0.15 33 x0.26 52 x0.4 74 x0.57 100 x0.77
140 23 x0.16 37 x0.27 57 x0.41 80 x0.57 106 x0.76
150 26 x0.17 41 x0.27 62 x0.41 86 x0.57 113 x0.75
160 29 x0.18 45 x0.28 66 x0.41 91 x0.57 119 x0.74
170 32 x0.19 49 x0.29 71 x0.42 97 x0.57 125 x0.74
180 35 x0.19 52 x0.29 75 x0.42 102 x0.56 131 x0.73
190 37 x0.2 56 x0.29 79 x0.42 107 x0.56 136 x0.72
200 40 x0.2 59 x0.3 83 x0.42 111 x0.56 142 x0.71
210 43 x0.21 63 x0.3 87 x0.42 116 x0.55 147 x0.7
220 46 x0.21 66 x0.3 91 x0.41 120 x0.55 152 x0.69
230 49 x0.21 69 x0.3 95 x0.41 125 x0.54 157 x0.68
240 51 x0.21 73 x0.3 99 x0.41 129 x0.54 162 x0.67
250 54 x0.22 76 x0.3 103 x0.41 133 x0.53 167 x0.67
260 57 x0.22 79 x0.3 106 x0.41 137 x0.53 171 x0.66
270 59 x0.22 82 x0.3 110 x0.41 141 x0.52 176 x0.65
280 62 x0.22 85 x0.3 113 x0.4 145 x0.52 180 x0.64
290 64 x0.22 88 x0.3 116 x0.4 149 x0.51 184 x0.63
300 67 x0.22 91 x0.3 120 x0.4 153 x0.51 188 x0.63
310 69 x0.22 93 x0.3 123 x0.4 156 x0.5 192 x0.62
All 29 48 72 101 133

These male standards were last updated 2 days ago and are based on 91,000 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
90 8 x0.08 15 x0.16 25 x0.28 38 x0.42 52 x0.58
100 9 x0.09 16 x0.16 27 x0.27 40 x0.4 55 x0.55
110 10 x0.09 18 x0.16 29 x0.26 43 x0.39 58 x0.53
120 11 x0.09 19 x0.16 31 x0.26 45 x0.37 61 x0.51
130 12 x0.09 21 x0.16 32 x0.25 47 x0.36 63 x0.49
140 13 x0.09 22 x0.16 34 x0.24 49 x0.35 65 x0.47
150 14 x0.09 23 x0.15 36 x0.24 51 x0.34 67 x0.45
160 15 x0.09 24 x0.15 37 x0.23 52 x0.33 69 x0.43
170 16 x0.09 25 x0.15 38 x0.23 54 x0.32 71 x0.42
180 16 x0.09 27 x0.15 40 x0.22 56 x0.31 73 x0.41
190 17 x0.09 28 x0.15 41 x0.22 57 x0.3 75 x0.39
200 18 x0.09 29 x0.14 42 x0.21 59 x0.29 77 x0.38
210 19 x0.09 30 x0.14 44 x0.21 60 x0.29 78 x0.37
220 20 x0.09 31 x0.14 45 x0.2 61 x0.28 80 x0.36
230 20 x0.09 32 x0.14 46 x0.2 63 x0.27 81 x0.35
240 21 x0.09 32 x0.14 47 x0.2 64 x0.27 83 x0.35
250 22 x0.09 33 x0.13 48 x0.19 65 x0.26 84 x0.34
260 23 x0.09 34 x0.13 49 x0.19 66 x0.26 86 x0.33
All 12 22 34 49 67

These female standards were last updated 2 days ago and are based on 12,000 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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