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 244,523 lifts by Strength Level users

Male Machine Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

Entire Community

Strength LevelWeight
Beginner54 lb
Novice102 lb
Intermediate170 lb
Advanced254 lb
Elite350 lb
Strength LevelBodyweight Ratio
Beginner0.25x
Novice0.50x
Intermediate1.00x
Advanced1.50x
Elite2.00x

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

BWBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
110215196156225
1202760109171244
1303369121186261
1404078132200278
1504687143214294
1605295154227310
17058104165240325
18065112175252339
19071120185264353
20077128195276367
21083136204287380
22089143214298392
23095151223309405
240101158232320417
250106165240330428
260112172249340440
270118179257349451
280123186265359461
290129193273368472
300134199281377482
310139206289386492
AgeBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
154687144216298
2053100165247341
2554102170254350
3054102170254350
3554102170254350
4054102170254350
455197161241332
504891151226311
554484140209288
604177128191263
653770115172238
703362103155213
75295692138191
80265083124170
85244574111153
90214067100138

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 28%
3x8 9%
3x12 9%
4x10 8%
2x10 5%

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lb
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Female Machine Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

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Strength LevelWeight
Beginner17 lb
Novice40 lb
Intermediate76 lb
Advanced122 lb
Elite177 lb
Strength LevelBodyweight Ratio
Beginner0.10x
Novice0.25x
Intermediate0.50x
Advanced0.85x
Elite1.20x

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

BWBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
908255392139
10010285898146
110113162103153
120133466108159
130153770113164
140173973117170
150184276122175
160204480126180
170214683130184
180234886133189
190245188137193
200265391140197
210275594143201
220285796147204
230305899150208
2403160101152211
2503262103155215
2603464106158218
AgeBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
15143465104151
20163974119173
25174076122177
30174076122177
35174076122177
40174076122177
45163872116168
50153667109158
55143362101146
6013305792133
6511275183120
7010254675108
75922416797
80820376086
85718335377
90716304870

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:

3x10 18%
3x15 14%
3x12 12%
3x8 9%
4x10 5%

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lb
lb
years old

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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.