Machine Shoulder Press

Machine Shoulder Press Standards

Measured in kg

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 266,357 lifts by Strength Level users

Male Machine Shoulder Press Standards (kg)

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Strength LevelWeight
Beginner24 kg
Novice46 kg
Intermediate77 kg
Advanced115 kg
Elite159 kg

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

What is the average Machine Shoulder Press? The average Machine Shoulder Press weight for a male lifter is 77 kg (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 24 kg (1RM) which is still impressive compared to the general population.

By Weight and Age

BWBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
5010234471102
5513285078112
6016325686120
6519376293129
70224167100137
75254573106144
80284978112152
85315383119159
90345788124165
95376192130172
100406597136178
1054369102141184
1104672106146190
1154976110151196
1205280115156202
1255583119161207
1305886123166212
1356090127170218
1406393131175223

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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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.