Military Press Standards (lb)

Military press strength standards help you to compare your one-rep max lift with other lifters at your bodyweight.

Our military press standards are based on 10,000 lifts by Strength Level users.

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Male Military Press Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 35 x0.32 54 x0.49 79 x0.72 108 x0.98 141 x1.28
120 42 x0.35 62 x0.52 89 x0.74 120 x1 154 x1.28
130 48 x0.37 71 x0.54 98 x0.76 131 x1.01 166 x1.28
140 55 x0.39 79 x0.56 108 x0.77 142 x1.01 179 x1.28
150 61 x0.41 86 x0.58 117 x0.78 152 x1.02 190 x1.27
160 68 x0.42 94 x0.59 126 x0.79 162 x1.02 202 x1.26
170 74 x0.44 102 x0.6 135 x0.79 172 x1.01 213 x1.25
180 81 x0.45 109 x0.6 143 x0.79 182 x1.01 223 x1.24
190 87 x0.46 116 x0.61 151 x0.8 191 x1.01 233 x1.23
200 93 x0.46 123 x0.62 159 x0.8 200 x1 243 x1.22
210 99 x0.47 130 x0.62 167 x0.8 209 x0.99 253 x1.2
220 105 x0.48 137 x0.62 175 x0.79 217 x0.99 262 x1.19
230 111 x0.48 143 x0.62 182 x0.79 225 x0.98 271 x1.18
240 116 x0.48 150 x0.62 189 x0.79 234 x0.97 280 x1.17
250 122 x0.49 156 x0.62 196 x0.79 241 x0.97 289 x1.15
260 127 x0.49 162 x0.62 203 x0.78 249 x0.96 297 x1.14
270 133 x0.49 168 x0.62 210 x0.78 257 x0.95 305 x1.13
280 138 x0.49 174 x0.62 217 x0.77 264 x0.94 313 x1.12
290 143 x0.49 180 x0.62 223 x0.77 271 x0.93 321 x1.11
300 148 x0.49 186 x0.62 230 x0.77 278 x0.93 329 x1.1
310 153 x0.49 191 x0.62 236 x0.76 285 x0.92 336 x1.08
All 71 103 142 187 236

These male standards were last updated 6 days ago and are based on 3,000 filtered lifts.

Note: these barbell standards include the weight of the bar, normally 20 kg / 44 lb.

Female Military Press Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 13 x0.14 26 x0.29 45 x0.5 69 x0.76 96 x1.07
100 16 x0.16 31 x0.31 51 x0.51 76 x0.76 105 x1.05
110 20 x0.18 36 x0.32 57 x0.52 84 x0.76 114 x1.03
120 23 x0.19 40 x0.34 63 x0.52 91 x0.76 122 x1.01
130 27 x0.21 45 x0.34 68 x0.53 97 x0.75 129 x1
140 30 x0.21 49 x0.35 74 x0.53 104 x0.74 137 x0.98
150 33 x0.22 53 x0.35 79 x0.53 110 x0.73 144 x0.96
160 37 x0.23 57 x0.36 84 x0.52 115 x0.72 150 x0.94
170 40 x0.23 61 x0.36 89 x0.52 121 x0.71 157 x0.92
180 43 x0.24 65 x0.36 93 x0.52 126 x0.7 163 x0.9
190 46 x0.24 69 x0.36 98 x0.51 132 x0.69 169 x0.89
200 49 x0.25 73 x0.36 102 x0.51 137 x0.68 175 x0.87
210 52 x0.25 76 x0.36 106 x0.51 142 x0.67 180 x0.86
220 55 x0.25 80 x0.36 111 x0.5 146 x0.67 185 x0.84
230 58 x0.25 83 x0.36 115 x0.5 151 x0.66 191 x0.83
240 61 x0.25 86 x0.36 118 x0.49 156 x0.65 196 x0.82
250 63 x0.25 90 x0.36 122 x0.49 160 x0.64 201 x0.8
260 66 x0.25 93 x0.36 126 x0.48 164 x0.63 205 x0.79
All 30 51 79 113 151

These female standards were last updated 6 days ago and are based on 249 filtered lifts.

Note: these barbell standards include the weight of the bar, normally 20 kg / 44 lb.

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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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