Machine Shoulder Press

Machine Shoulder Press Standards

Measured in lb

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

Our community Machine Shoulder Press standards are based on 145,000 lifts by Strength Level users
Machine Shoulder Press

Male Machine Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 54 lb
Novice 102 lb
Intermediate 170 lb
Advanced 254 lb
Elite 350 lb
Strength Level Bodyweight Ratio
Beginner 0.25x
Novice 0.50x
Intermediate 1.00x
Advanced 1.50x
Elite 2.00x

How much should I be able to Machine Shoulder Press? (lb)

What is the average Machine Shoulder Press? The average Machine Shoulder Press weight for a male lifter is 170 lb (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Machine Shoulder Press? Male beginners should aim to lift 54 lb (1RM) which is still impressive compared to the general population.

By Weight and Age

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 21 51 96 156 225
120 27 60 109 171 244
130 33 69 121 186 261
140 40 78 132 200 278
150 46 87 143 214 294
160 52 95 154 227 310
170 58 104 165 240 325
180 65 112 175 252 339
190 71 120 185 264 353
200 77 128 195 276 367
210 83 136 204 287 380
220 89 143 214 298 392
230 95 151 223 309 405
240 101 158 232 320 417
250 106 165 240 330 428
260 112 172 249 340 440
270 118 179 257 349 451
280 123 186 265 359 461
290 129 193 273 368 472
300 134 199 281 377 482
310 139 206 289 386 492
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 46 87 144 216 298
20 53 100 165 247 341
25 54 102 170 254 350
30 54 102 170 254 350
35 54 102 170 254 350
40 54 102 170 254 350
45 51 97 161 241 332
50 48 91 151 226 311
55 44 84 140 209 288
60 41 77 128 191 263
65 37 70 115 172 238
70 33 62 103 155 213
75 29 56 92 138 191
80 26 50 83 124 170
85 24 45 74 111 153
90 21 40 67 100 138

How many sets and reps of Machine Shoulder Press should I do?

These are the most popular Machine Shoulder Press workouts done by male lifters:

3x10 27%
3x8 9%
3x12 7%
4x10 7%
2x10 5%

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Female Machine Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 17 lb
Novice 40 lb
Intermediate 76 lb
Advanced 122 lb
Elite 177 lb
Strength Level Bodyweight Ratio
Beginner 0.10x
Novice 0.25x
Intermediate 0.50x
Advanced 0.85x
Elite 1.20x

How much should I be able to Machine Shoulder Press? (lb)

What is the average Machine Shoulder Press? The average Machine Shoulder Press weight for a female lifter is 76 lb (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Machine Shoulder Press? Female beginners should aim to lift 17 lb (1RM) which is still impressive compared to the general population.

By Weight and Age

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 8 25 53 92 139
100 10 28 58 98 146
110 11 31 62 103 153
120 13 34 66 108 159
130 15 37 70 113 164
140 17 39 73 117 170
150 18 42 76 122 175
160 20 44 80 126 180
170 21 46 83 130 184
180 23 48 86 133 189
190 24 51 88 137 193
200 26 53 91 140 197
210 27 55 94 143 201
220 28 57 96 147 204
230 30 58 99 150 208
240 31 60 101 152 211
250 32 62 103 155 215
260 34 64 106 158 218
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 14 34 65 104 151
20 16 39 74 119 173
25 17 40 76 122 177
30 17 40 76 122 177
35 17 40 76 122 177
40 17 40 76 122 177
45 16 38 72 116 168
50 15 36 67 109 158
55 14 33 62 101 146
60 13 30 57 92 133
65 11 27 51 83 120
70 10 25 46 75 108
75 9 22 41 67 97
80 8 20 37 60 86
85 7 18 33 53 77
90 7 16 30 48 70

How many sets and reps of Machine Shoulder Press should I do?

These are the most popular Machine Shoulder Press workouts done by female lifters:

3x15 21%
3x10 15%
3x8 12%
3x12 10%
4x10 5%

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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.