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 131,000 lifts by Strength Level users
Machine Shoulder Press

Male Machine Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 52 lb
Novice 101 lb
Intermediate 168 lb
Advanced 253 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 168 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 52 lb (1RM) which is still impressive compared to the general population.

By Weight and Age

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 21 51 97 158 229
120 27 60 109 172 247
130 32 68 120 187 264
140 38 77 131 200 280
150 44 85 142 214 295
160 50 93 152 226 310
170 56 101 163 239 325
180 62 109 172 250 338
190 68 117 182 262 352
200 73 124 191 273 365
210 79 131 200 284 377
220 85 138 209 294 389
230 90 146 218 305 401
240 96 152 226 315 413
250 101 159 235 324 424
260 106 166 243 334 434
270 111 172 250 343 445
280 117 179 258 352 455
290 122 185 266 361 465
300 127 191 273 369 475
310 132 197 280 378 484
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 45 86 143 216 298
20 51 98 164 247 341
25 52 101 168 253 350
30 52 101 168 253 350
35 52 101 168 253 350
40 52 101 168 253 350
45 50 96 160 240 332
50 47 90 150 225 312
55 43 83 139 208 288
60 39 76 127 190 263
65 36 68 114 172 238
70 32 61 103 154 213
75 29 55 92 138 191
80 26 49 82 123 171
85 23 44 74 111 153
90 21 40 66 100 138

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Female Machine Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 16 lb
Novice 39 lb
Intermediate 74 lb
Advanced 120 lb
Elite 174 lb
Strength Level Bodyweight Ratio
Beginner 0.10x
Novice 0.25x
Intermediate 0.50x
Advanced 0.80x
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 74 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 16 lb (1RM) which is still impressive compared to the general population.

By Weight and Age

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 8 26 55 95 142
100 10 29 59 100 148
110 11 31 62 104 154
120 13 34 66 108 159
130 14 36 69 112 164
140 16 38 72 116 168
150 17 40 75 120 173
160 18 42 77 123 177
170 20 44 80 126 181
180 21 46 82 129 184
190 22 47 85 132 188
200 23 49 87 135 191
210 24 51 89 138 194
220 25 52 91 140 197
230 26 54 93 143 200
240 27 55 95 145 203
250 28 57 97 148 206
260 29 58 99 150 209
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 14 33 63 102 148
20 16 38 72 117 170
25 16 39 74 120 174
30 16 39 74 120 174
35 16 39 74 120 174
40 16 39 74 120 174
45 15 37 70 114 165
50 14 35 66 107 155
55 13 32 61 99 144
60 12 29 56 90 131
65 11 27 50 82 118
70 10 24 45 73 106
75 9 21 40 65 95
80 8 19 36 59 85
85 7 17 32 52 76
90 6 15 29 47 69

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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.