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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 63,000 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 51 x0.47 97 x0.88 158 x1.43 229 x2.08
120 27 x0.22 60 x0.5 109 x0.91 172 x1.44 247 x2.05
130 32 x0.25 68 x0.53 120 x0.93 187 x1.44 264 x2.03
140 38 x0.27 77 x0.55 131 x0.94 200 x1.43 280 x2
150 44 x0.29 85 x0.57 142 x0.95 214 x1.42 295 x1.97
160 50 x0.31 93 x0.58 152 x0.95 226 x1.41 310 x1.94
170 56 x0.33 101 x0.59 163 x0.96 239 x1.4 325 x1.91
180 62 x0.34 109 x0.6 172 x0.96 250 x1.39 338 x1.88
190 68 x0.36 117 x0.61 182 x0.96 262 x1.38 352 x1.85
200 73 x0.37 124 x0.62 191 x0.96 273 x1.37 365 x1.82
210 79 x0.38 131 x0.63 200 x0.95 284 x1.35 377 x1.8
220 85 x0.38 138 x0.63 209 x0.95 294 x1.34 389 x1.77
230 90 x0.39 146 x0.63 218 x0.95 305 x1.32 401 x1.74
240 96 x0.4 152 x0.64 226 x0.94 315 x1.31 413 x1.72
250 101 x0.4 159 x0.64 235 x0.94 324 x1.3 424 x1.69
260 106 x0.41 166 x0.64 243 x0.93 334 x1.28 434 x1.67
270 111 x0.41 172 x0.64 250 x0.93 343 x1.27 445 x1.65
280 117 x0.42 179 x0.64 258 x0.92 352 x1.26 455 x1.63
290 122 x0.42 185 x0.64 266 x0.92 361 x1.24 465 x1.6
300 127 x0.42 191 x0.64 273 x0.91 369 x1.23 475 x1.58
310 132 x0.42 197 x0.64 280 x0.9 378 x1.22 484 x1.56
All 52 101 168 253 350

These male standards were last updated a week ago and are based on 13,000 filtered lifts.

Female Machine Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 8 x0.09 26 x0.29 55 x0.61 95 x1.05 142 x1.58
100 10 x0.1 29 x0.29 59 x0.59 100 x1 148 x1.48
110 11 x0.1 31 x0.28 62 x0.57 104 x0.95 154 x1.4
120 13 x0.11 34 x0.28 66 x0.55 108 x0.9 159 x1.33
130 14 x0.11 36 x0.28 69 x0.53 112 x0.86 164 x1.26
140 16 x0.11 38 x0.27 72 x0.51 116 x0.83 168 x1.2
150 17 x0.11 40 x0.27 75 x0.5 120 x0.8 173 x1.15
160 18 x0.11 42 x0.26 77 x0.48 123 x0.77 177 x1.1
170 20 x0.12 44 x0.26 80 x0.47 126 x0.74 181 x1.06
180 21 x0.12 46 x0.25 82 x0.46 129 x0.72 184 x1.02
190 22 x0.12 47 x0.25 85 x0.44 132 x0.7 188 x0.99
200 23 x0.12 49 x0.25 87 x0.43 135 x0.68 191 x0.96
210 24 x0.12 51 x0.24 89 x0.42 138 x0.66 194 x0.93
220 25 x0.12 52 x0.24 91 x0.41 140 x0.64 197 x0.9
230 26 x0.11 54 x0.23 93 x0.4 143 x0.62 200 x0.87
240 27 x0.11 55 x0.23 95 x0.4 145 x0.61 203 x0.85
250 28 x0.11 57 x0.23 97 x0.39 148 x0.59 206 x0.82
260 29 x0.11 58 x0.22 99 x0.38 150 x0.58 209 x0.8
All 16 39 74 120 174

These female standards were last updated a week 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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Exercise Comparisons

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