Military Press

Military Press Standards

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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 486,000 lifts by Strength Level users
Military Press

Male Military Press Standards (lb)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 70 lb
Novice 102 lb
Intermediate 142 lb
Advanced 189 lb
Elite 240 lb
Strength Level Bodyweight Ratio
Beginner 0.40x
Novice 0.55x
Intermediate 0.80x
Advanced 1.05x
Elite 1.35x

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 70 lb (1RM) which is still impressive compared to the general population.

By Weight and Age

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 34 54 80 111 145
120 41 62 90 122 158
130 47 70 99 134 171
140 54 78 109 144 183
150 60 86 118 155 195
160 66 93 127 165 206
170 73 101 135 175 217
180 79 108 143 184 227
190 85 115 152 193 238
200 91 122 159 202 247
210 96 129 167 211 257
220 102 135 175 219 266
230 108 142 182 227 275
240 113 148 189 235 284
250 119 154 196 243 293
260 124 160 203 251 301
270 129 166 210 258 309
280 134 172 216 265 317
290 140 178 223 272 325
300 145 183 229 279 332
310 149 189 235 286 340
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 59 87 121 161 204
20 68 99 138 184 234
25 70 102 142 189 240
30 70 102 142 189 240
35 70 102 142 189 240
40 70 102 142 189 240
45 66 97 135 179 227
50 62 91 126 168 213
55 57 84 117 155 197
60 52 76 107 142 180
65 47 69 96 128 163
70 42 62 86 115 146
75 38 55 77 103 131
80 34 50 69 92 117
85 30 44 62 82 105
90 27 40 56 74 94

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Female Military Press Standards (lb)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 31 lb
Novice 50 lb
Intermediate 76 lb
Advanced 107 lb
Elite 141 lb
Strength Level Bodyweight Ratio
Beginner 0.20x
Novice 0.35x
Intermediate 0.55x
Advanced 0.75x
Elite 1.00x

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.

By Weight and Age

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 17 32 51 75 102
100 20 36 56 81 109
110 23 40 61 87 116
120 26 43 66 93 123
130 29 47 70 98 129
140 32 51 75 103 135
150 35 54 79 108 140
160 37 57 83 112 145
170 40 60 86 117 150
180 42 63 90 121 155
190 45 66 93 125 160
200 47 69 97 129 164
210 50 72 100 133 168
220 52 75 103 137 173
230 54 77 106 140 177
240 56 80 109 144 180
250 58 82 112 147 184
260 60 85 115 150 188
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 26 43 65 91 120
20 30 49 74 104 138
25 31 50 76 107 141
30 31 50 76 107 141
35 31 50 76 107 141
40 31 50 76 107 141
45 29 48 72 101 134
50 27 45 68 95 126
55 25 41 63 88 116
60 23 38 57 80 106
65 21 34 52 73 96
70 19 31 46 65 86
75 17 27 41 58 77
80 15 25 37 52 69
85 13 22 33 47 62
90 12 20 30 42 56

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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.