Handstand Push Ups Standards (lb)

Handstand push ups strength standards help you to compare your one-rep max lift with other lifters at your bodyweight.

Our handstand push ups standards are new and we will be refining them over the next six months as we collect more data from lifters using Strength Level.

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Male Handstand Push Ups Standards (lb/reps)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 < 1 -48 lb < 1 -15 lb 9 +28 lb 22 +80 lb 38 +136 lb
120 < 1 -46 lb < 1 -10 lb 10 +36 lb 23 +90 lb 38 +149 lb
130 < 1 -45 lb < 1 -6 lb 10 +43 lb 24 +100 lb 38 +162 lb
140 < 1 -43 lb 1 -1 lb 11 +50 lb 24 +109 lb 38 +173 lb
150 < 1 -41 lb 2 +3 lb 12 +56 lb 24 +118 lb 37 +184 lb
160 < 1 -39 lb 3 +6 lb 12 +62 lb 24 +126 lb 37 +194 lb
170 < 1 -38 lb 3 +10 lb 12 +67 lb 24 +133 lb 36 +203 lb
180 < 1 -37 lb 4 +13 lb 13 +72 lb 24 +140 lb 36 +212 lb
190 < 1 -36 lb 4 +15 lb 13 +77 lb 24 +146 lb 35 +220 lb
200 < 1 -35 lb 4 +18 lb 13 +81 lb 23 +152 lb 35 +228 lb
210 < 1 -34 lb 5 +20 lb 13 +85 lb 23 +158 lb 34 +235 lb
220 < 1 -34 lb 5 +22 lb 13 +88 lb 23 +163 lb 33 +241 lb
230 < 1 -34 lb 5 +24 lb 12 +92 lb 22 +167 lb 33 +247 lb
240 < 1 -33 lb 5 +25 lb 12 +94 lb 22 +172 lb 32 +253 lb
250 < 1 -33 lb 5 +27 lb 12 +97 lb 22 +176 lb 31 +258 lb
260 < 1 -34 lb 5 +28 lb 12 +99 lb 21 +179 lb 31 +263 lb
270 < 1 -34 lb 5 +28 lb 12 +101 lb 21 +183 lb 30 +268 lb
280 < 1 -35 lb 5 +29 lb 12 +103 lb 20 +186 lb 30 +272 lb
290 < 1 -35 lb 5 +29 lb 11 +105 lb 20 +188 lb 29 +276 lb
300 < 1 -36 lb 5 +30 lb 11 +106 lb 20 +191 lb 28 +279 lb
310 < 1 -37 lb 5 +30 lb 11 +107 lb 19 +193 lb 28 +282 lb
All < 1 1 12 26 42

These male standards were last updated 5 days ago and are based on 294 filtered lifts.

Female Handstand Push Ups Standards (lb/reps)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 < 1 -58 lb < 1 -31 lb 4 +6 lb 18 +53 lb 36 +105 lb
100 < 1 -57 lb < 1 -26 lb 6 +15 lb 20 +65 lb 37 +122 lb
110 < 1 -56 lb < 1 -21 lb 8 +24 lb 22 +78 lb 38 +138 lb
120 < 1 -54 lb < 1 -16 lb 9 +32 lb 23 +89 lb 39 +152 lb
130 < 1 -52 lb < 1 -12 lb 10 +39 lb 23 +100 lb 39 +166 lb
140 < 1 -50 lb < 1 -7 lb 11 +47 lb 24 +110 lb 39 +178 lb
150 < 1 -48 lb 1 -3 lb 11 +54 lb 24 +119 lb 39 +190 lb
160 < 1 -46 lb 2 +1 lb 12 +60 lb 24 +128 lb 38 +201 lb
170 < 1 -45 lb 3 +5 lb 12 +66 lb 25 +136 lb 38 +212 lb
180 < 1 -43 lb 3 +8 lb 12 +72 lb 24 +144 lb 37 +222 lb
190 < 1 -42 lb 4 +12 lb 13 +77 lb 24 +151 lb 37 +231 lb
200 < 1 -41 lb 4 +15 lb 13 +82 lb 24 +158 lb 36 +239 lb
210 < 1 -40 lb 4 +17 lb 13 +86 lb 24 +164 lb 36 +247 lb
220 < 1 -39 lb 4 +20 lb 13 +90 lb 24 +170 lb 35 +255 lb
230 < 1 -39 lb 5 +22 lb 13 +94 lb 23 +176 lb 35 +262 lb
240 < 1 -38 lb 5 +24 lb 13 +98 lb 23 +181 lb 34 +269 lb
250 < 1 -38 lb 5 +26 lb 13 +101 lb 23 +186 lb 33 +275 lb
260 < 1 -38 lb 5 +27 lb 12 +104 lb 22 +190 lb 33 +281 lb
All < 1 < 1 10 27 46

These female standards are based on rough estimates. They will be refined over the next few weeks using lifts submitted by people using Strength Level.

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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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