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Machine Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

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

Our machine shoulder press standards are based on 28,000 lifts by Strength Level users.

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Male Machine Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 21 x0.19 50 x0.46 96 x0.87 156 x1.42 226 x2.06
120 26 x0.22 59 x0.49 108 x0.9 171 x1.43 245 x2.04
130 32 x0.25 68 x0.52 120 x0.92 186 x1.43 263 x2.02
140 38 x0.27 77 x0.55 131 x0.94 200 x1.43 279 x2
150 45 x0.3 85 x0.57 142 x0.95 214 x1.43 296 x1.97
160 51 x0.32 94 x0.59 153 x0.96 227 x1.42 311 x1.94
170 57 x0.33 102 x0.6 164 x0.96 240 x1.41 326 x1.92
180 63 x0.35 110 x0.61 174 x0.97 252 x1.4 340 x1.89
190 69 x0.36 118 x0.62 184 x0.97 264 x1.39 354 x1.87
200 75 x0.38 126 x0.63 194 x0.97 276 x1.38 368 x1.84
210 81 x0.39 134 x0.64 203 x0.97 287 x1.37 381 x1.81
220 87 x0.4 141 x0.64 213 x0.97 298 x1.36 394 x1.79
230 93 x0.4 149 x0.65 222 x0.96 309 x1.34 406 x1.76
240 99 x0.41 156 x0.65 230 x0.96 319 x1.33 418 x1.74
250 104 x0.42 163 x0.65 239 x0.96 330 x1.32 429 x1.72
260 110 x0.42 170 x0.65 248 x0.95 339 x1.31 441 x1.69
270 115 x0.43 177 x0.66 256 x0.95 349 x1.29 452 x1.67
280 121 x0.43 184 x0.66 264 x0.94 359 x1.28 462 x1.65
290 126 x0.44 190 x0.66 272 x0.94 368 x1.27 473 x1.63
300 131 x0.44 197 x0.66 280 x0.93 377 x1.26 483 x1.61
310 137 x0.44 203 x0.66 287 x0.93 386 x1.24 493 x1.59
All 52 101 169 254 352

These male standards were last updated 4 days ago and are based on 11,000 filtered lifts.

Female Machine Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 8 x0.09 26 x0.29 54 x0.6 93 x1.04 140 x1.56
100 10 x0.1 29 x0.29 58 x0.58 98 x0.98 146 x1.46
110 12 x0.11 31 x0.28 62 x0.56 103 x0.94 152 x1.38
120 13 x0.11 34 x0.28 65 x0.54 107 x0.89 157 x1.31
130 14 x0.11 36 x0.28 68 x0.53 111 x0.86 162 x1.25
140 16 x0.11 38 x0.27 71 x0.51 115 x0.82 167 x1.19
150 17 x0.12 40 x0.27 74 x0.5 119 x0.79 171 x1.14
160 19 x0.12 42 x0.26 77 x0.48 122 x0.76 175 x1.1
170 20 x0.12 44 x0.26 80 x0.47 126 x0.74 179 x1.05
180 21 x0.12 46 x0.26 82 x0.46 129 x0.72 183 x1.02
190 22 x0.12 48 x0.25 85 x0.45 132 x0.69 187 x0.98
200 24 x0.12 50 x0.25 87 x0.43 135 x0.67 190 x0.95
210 25 x0.12 51 x0.24 89 x0.42 137 x0.65 193 x0.92
220 26 x0.12 53 x0.24 91 x0.41 140 x0.64 197 x0.89
230 27 x0.12 54 x0.24 93 x0.41 143 x0.62 200 x0.87
240 28 x0.12 56 x0.23 95 x0.4 145 x0.6 202 x0.84
250 29 x0.12 57 x0.23 97 x0.39 148 x0.59 205 x0.82
260 30 x0.12 59 x0.23 99 x0.38 150 x0.58 208 x0.8
All 16 39 74 120 173

These female standards were last updated 4 days ago and are based on 1,000 filtered lifts.

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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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Sled Leg Press Chest Press Horizontal Leg Press Leg Extension Pec Deck Fly Calf Raise Lying Leg Curl Seated Leg Curl Vertical Leg Press Hack Squat Hip Abduction Seated Calf Raise Hip Adduction