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 718,885 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

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

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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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.