Military Press

Military Press Standards

Measured in lb

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

Our community Military Press standards are based on 693,741 lifts by Strength Level users
Military Press

Male Military Press Standards (lb)

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Strength LevelWeight
Beginner69 lb
Novice101 lb
Intermediate142 lb
Advanced189 lb
Elite241 lb
Strength LevelBodyweight Ratio
Beginner0.40x
Novice0.55x
Intermediate0.80x
Advanced1.05x
Elite1.35x

How much should I be able to Military Press? (lb)

What is the average Military Press? The average Military Press weight for a male lifter is 142 lb (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Military Press? Male beginners should aim to lift 69 lb (1RM) which is still impressive compared to the general population.

Barbell weights include the weight of the bar, normally 20 kg / 44 lb.

By Weight and Age

BWBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
110335380111145
120406289122159
130467099134172
1405378108145184
1505985118155196
1606693126165207
17072100135175218
18078107143184228
19084115152194239
20090121159203249
21096128167211258
220102135175220268
230107141182228277
240113148189236286
250118154196244294
260124160203252303
270129166210259311
280134172216266319
290139178223273327
300144183229280334
310149189235287342
AgeBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
155986121161205
206799138184235
2569101142189241
3069101142189241
3569101142189241
4069101142189241
456596135180229
506190126169215
555783117156198
605276107142181
65476996129164
70426286115147
75385577103131
8034496992117
8530446283105
902740567595

How many sets and reps of Military Press should I do?

These are the most popular Military Press workouts done by male lifters:

3x5 11%
5x5 11%
3x10 10%
3x8 9%
4x5 5%

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lb
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Female Military Press Standards (lb)

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Strength LevelWeight
Beginner31 lb
Novice50 lb
Intermediate76 lb
Advanced106 lb
Elite140 lb
Strength LevelBodyweight Ratio
Beginner0.20x
Novice0.35x
Intermediate0.55x
Advanced0.75x
Elite1.00x

How much should I be able to Military Press? (lb)

What is the average Military Press? The average Military Press weight for a female lifter is 76 lb (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Military Press? Female beginners should aim to lift 31 lb (1RM) which is still impressive compared to the general population.

Barbell weights include the weight of the bar, normally 20 kg / 44 lb.

By Weight and Age

BWBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
9017315073100
10020355580107
11023396086114
12026436591121
13029477097127
140325074102133
150355478107139
160385783112144
170406186117150
180436490121155
190466794125160
200487098129164
2105173101133169
2205376104137173
2305579108141177
2405881111145181
2506084114148185
2606287117151189
AgeBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
1526436490120
20304974104137
25315076106140
30315076106140
35315076106140
40315076106140
45294872101133
5027456795125
5525416288116
6023385780106
652134517295
701931466586
751727415877
801524375268
851322334661
901220304255

How many sets and reps of Military Press should I do?

These are the most popular Military Press workouts done by female lifters:

3x8 12%
3x5 12%
3x10 11%
5x5 8%
3x6 7%

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lb
lb
years old

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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.