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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 270,000 lifts by Strength Level users.

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Male Military Press Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 35 x0.32 56 x0.51 82 x0.75 114 x1.04 150 x1.36
120 42 x0.35 64 x0.53 92 x0.77 126 x1.05 163 x1.36
130 48 x0.37 72 x0.55 102 x0.78 137 x1.06 176 x1.35
140 55 x0.39 80 x0.57 111 x0.79 148 x1.06 188 x1.34
150 61 x0.41 87 x0.58 120 x0.8 158 x1.06 200 x1.33
160 67 x0.42 95 x0.59 129 x0.81 169 x1.05 211 x1.32
170 73 x0.43 102 x0.6 138 x0.81 178 x1.05 222 x1.3
180 80 x0.44 109 x0.61 146 x0.81 188 x1.04 232 x1.29
190 86 x0.45 116 x0.61 154 x0.81 197 x1.04 243 x1.28
200 91 x0.46 123 x0.62 162 x0.81 206 x1.03 252 x1.26
210 97 x0.46 130 x0.62 170 x0.81 214 x1.02 262 x1.25
220 103 x0.47 137 x0.62 177 x0.8 223 x1.01 271 x1.23
230 108 x0.47 143 x0.62 184 x0.8 231 x1 280 x1.22
240 114 x0.47 149 x0.62 191 x0.8 239 x0.99 289 x1.2
250 119 x0.48 155 x0.62 198 x0.79 247 x0.99 297 x1.19
260 125 x0.48 161 x0.62 205 x0.79 254 x0.98 306 x1.18
270 130 x0.48 167 x0.62 212 x0.78 261 x0.97 314 x1.16
280 135 x0.48 173 x0.62 218 x0.78 269 x0.96 322 x1.15
290 140 x0.48 179 x0.62 225 x0.77 276 x0.95 329 x1.14
300 145 x0.48 184 x0.61 231 x0.77 283 x0.94 337 x1.12
310 150 x0.48 190 x0.61 237 x0.76 289 x0.93 344 x1.11
All 71 104 144 192 244

These male standards were last updated 3 days ago and are based on 105,000 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 17 x0.19 31 x0.35 52 x0.57 77 x0.86 106 x1.18
100 20 x0.2 36 x0.36 57 x0.57 83 x0.83 113 x1.13
110 23 x0.21 40 x0.36 62 x0.56 90 x0.81 120 x1.09
120 26 x0.21 43 x0.36 67 x0.56 95 x0.79 127 x1.06
130 29 x0.22 47 x0.36 71 x0.55 101 x0.77 133 x1.03
140 31 x0.22 51 x0.36 76 x0.54 106 x0.76 139 x0.99
150 34 x0.23 54 x0.36 80 x0.53 111 x0.74 145 x0.97
160 37 x0.23 57 x0.36 84 x0.52 115 x0.72 150 x0.94
170 39 x0.23 60 x0.36 88 x0.52 120 x0.71 155 x0.91
180 42 x0.23 64 x0.35 91 x0.51 124 x0.69 160 x0.89
190 44 x0.23 67 x0.35 95 x0.5 128 x0.68 165 x0.87
200 47 x0.23 69 x0.35 98 x0.49 132 x0.66 170 x0.85
210 49 x0.23 72 x0.34 102 x0.48 136 x0.65 174 x0.83
220 51 x0.23 75 x0.34 105 x0.48 140 x0.64 178 x0.81
230 53 x0.23 78 x0.34 108 x0.47 144 x0.62 182 x0.79
240 55 x0.23 80 x0.33 111 x0.46 147 x0.61 186 x0.78
250 58 x0.23 83 x0.33 114 x0.46 151 x0.6 190 x0.76
260 60 x0.23 85 x0.33 117 x0.45 154 x0.59 194 x0.74
All 30 50 77 110 146

These female standards were last updated 3 days ago and are based on 7,000 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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Bench Press Squat Deadlift Shoulder Press Incline Bench Press Barbell Curl Hex Bar Deadlift Front Squat Bent Over Row Sumo Deadlift Hip Thrust Romanian Deadlift EZ Bar Curl Close Grip Bench Press Barbell Shrug Seated Shoulder Press Decline Bench Press Preacher Curl Rack Pull Tricep Extension Pendlay Row T-Bar Row Box Squat Floor Press Bulgarian Split Squat Stiff Legged Deadlift Zercher Squat Upright Row Reverse Wrist Curl Barbell Lunge Lying Tricep Extension Good Morning Reverse Grip Bench Press Reverse Barbell Curl Split Squat Wrist Curl Landmine Squat