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 266,357 lifts by Strength Level users

Male Machine Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

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Strength LevelWeight
Beginner54 lb
Novice102 lb
Intermediate170 lb
Advanced254 lb
Elite350 lb

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

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.