Dumbbell Shrug Standards (lb)

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

Our dumbbell shrug standards are based on 20,000 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 Shrug Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 15 x0.14 36 x0.33 67 x0.61 107 x0.97 154 x1.4
120 19 x0.16 41 x0.35 74 x0.62 116 x0.97 166 x1.38
130 23 x0.17 47 x0.36 81 x0.63 126 x0.97 176 x1.36
140 27 x0.19 52 x0.37 88 x0.63 134 x0.96 187 x1.33
150 30 x0.2 57 x0.38 95 x0.64 143 x0.95 196 x1.31
160 34 x0.21 63 x0.39 102 x0.64 151 x0.94 206 x1.29
170 38 x0.22 68 x0.4 108 x0.64 158 x0.93 215 x1.26
180 41 x0.23 73 x0.4 114 x0.64 166 x0.92 224 x1.24
190 45 x0.24 77 x0.41 120 x0.63 173 x0.91 232 x1.22
200 49 x0.24 82 x0.41 126 x0.63 180 x0.9 240 x1.2
210 52 x0.25 87 x0.41 132 x0.63 187 x0.89 248 x1.18
220 56 x0.25 91 x0.41 138 x0.63 193 x0.88 256 x1.16
230 59 x0.26 96 x0.42 143 x0.62 200 x0.87 263 x1.14
240 63 x0.26 100 x0.42 148 x0.62 206 x0.86 270 x1.12
250 66 x0.26 104 x0.42 153 x0.61 212 x0.85 277 x1.11
260 69 x0.27 108 x0.42 158 x0.61 218 x0.84 284 x1.09
270 73 x0.27 112 x0.42 163 x0.6 224 x0.83 290 x1.07
280 76 x0.27 116 x0.42 168 x0.6 229 x0.82 297 x1.06
290 79 x0.27 120 x0.41 173 x0.6 235 x0.81 303 x1.04
300 82 x0.27 124 x0.41 177 x0.59 240 x0.8 309 x1.03
310 85 x0.27 128 x0.41 182 x0.59 245 x0.79 315 x1.02
All 35 66 109 163 225

These male standards were last updated a week 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.

Female Dumbbell Shrug Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 6 x0.07 20 x0.22 41 x0.46 71 x0.79 107 x1.19
100 8 x0.08 23 x0.23 46 x0.46 77 x0.77 114 x1.14
110 10 x0.09 26 x0.23 50 x0.46 83 x0.75 121 x1.1
120 12 x0.1 29 x0.24 54 x0.45 88 x0.73 127 x1.06
130 14 x0.11 32 x0.24 58 x0.45 93 x0.71 133 x1.02
140 16 x0.11 34 x0.24 62 x0.44 97 x0.69 139 x0.99
150 17 x0.12 37 x0.25 65 x0.43 102 x0.68 144 x0.96
160 19 x0.12 39 x0.25 69 x0.43 106 x0.66 149 x0.93
170 21 x0.12 42 x0.25 72 x0.42 110 x0.65 154 x0.9
180 23 x0.13 44 x0.25 75 x0.42 114 x0.63 158 x0.88
190 24 x0.13 47 x0.25 78 x0.41 117 x0.62 163 x0.86
200 26 x0.13 49 x0.24 81 x0.4 121 x0.61 167 x0.83
210 27 x0.13 51 x0.24 84 x0.4 125 x0.59 171 x0.81
220 29 x0.13 53 x0.24 87 x0.39 128 x0.58 175 x0.79
230 31 x0.13 55 x0.24 89 x0.39 131 x0.57 179 x0.78
240 32 x0.13 57 x0.24 92 x0.38 134 x0.56 182 x0.76
250 34 x0.13 59 x0.24 94 x0.38 137 x0.55 186 x0.74
260 35 x0.14 61 x0.24 97 x0.37 140 x0.54 189 x0.73
All 15 34 62 99 143

These female standards were last updated a week ago and are based on 906 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 shrug versus one of the following exercises:

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