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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 94,000 lifts by Strength Level users.

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Male Military Press Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 36 x0.32 56 x0.51 83 x0.75 115 x1.04 150 x1.36
120 42 x0.35 64 x0.54 93 x0.77 126 x1.05 163 x1.36
130 49 x0.37 72 x0.56 102 x0.79 137 x1.06 175 x1.35
140 55 x0.39 80 x0.57 111 x0.8 148 x1.06 187 x1.34
150 62 x0.41 88 x0.59 120 x0.8 158 x1.05 199 x1.33
160 68 x0.42 95 x0.6 129 x0.81 168 x1.05 210 x1.31
170 74 x0.44 103 x0.6 138 x0.81 178 x1.05 221 x1.3
180 80 x0.44 110 x0.61 146 x0.81 187 x1.04 231 x1.29
190 86 x0.45 117 x0.61 154 x0.81 196 x1.03 241 x1.27
200 92 x0.46 124 x0.62 162 x0.81 205 x1.03 251 x1.26
210 98 x0.46 130 x0.62 169 x0.81 214 x1.02 261 x1.24
220 103 x0.47 137 x0.62 177 x0.8 222 x1.01 270 x1.23
230 109 x0.47 143 x0.62 184 x0.8 230 x1 279 x1.21
240 114 x0.48 149 x0.62 191 x0.8 238 x0.99 287 x1.2
250 120 x0.48 155 x0.62 198 x0.79 246 x0.98 296 x1.18
260 125 x0.48 161 x0.62 205 x0.79 253 x0.97 304 x1.17
270 130 x0.48 167 x0.62 211 x0.78 260 x0.96 312 x1.16
280 135 x0.48 173 x0.62 218 x0.78 267 x0.96 320 x1.14
290 140 x0.48 179 x0.62 224 x0.77 274 x0.95 327 x1.13
300 145 x0.48 184 x0.61 230 x0.77 281 x0.94 335 x1.12
310 150 x0.48 189 x0.61 236 x0.76 288 x0.93 342 x1.1
All 72 104 145 192 243

These male standards were last updated a month ago and are based on 33,000 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 16 x0.17 31 x0.34 53 x0.59 80 x0.89 112 x1.24
100 18 x0.18 35 x0.35 58 x0.58 86 x0.86 119 x1.19
110 21 x0.19 39 x0.35 63 x0.57 92 x0.84 126 x1.14
120 24 x0.2 42 x0.35 67 x0.56 98 x0.81 132 x1.1
130 27 x0.2 46 x0.35 72 x0.55 103 x0.79 138 x1.06
140 29 x0.21 49 x0.35 76 x0.54 108 x0.77 144 x1.03
150 32 x0.21 52 x0.35 80 x0.53 113 x0.75 150 x1
160 34 x0.21 55 x0.35 84 x0.52 117 x0.73 155 x0.97
170 36 x0.21 58 x0.34 87 x0.51 122 x0.72 160 x0.94
180 39 x0.21 61 x0.34 91 x0.5 126 x0.7 165 x0.91
190 41 x0.22 64 x0.34 94 x0.5 130 x0.68 169 x0.89
200 43 x0.22 67 x0.33 97 x0.49 134 x0.67 174 x0.87
210 45 x0.22 70 x0.33 101 x0.48 137 x0.65 178 x0.85
220 47 x0.21 72 x0.33 104 x0.47 141 x0.64 182 x0.83
230 49 x0.21 75 x0.32 107 x0.46 144 x0.63 186 x0.81
240 51 x0.21 77 x0.32 110 x0.46 148 x0.62 190 x0.79
250 53 x0.21 79 x0.32 112 x0.45 151 x0.6 193 x0.77
260 55 x0.21 82 x0.31 115 x0.44 154 x0.59 197 x0.76
All 29 49 77 112 150

These female standards were last updated a month ago and are based on 2,000 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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Dumbbell

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Exercise Comparisons

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