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 498,000 lifts by Strength Level users
Military Press

Male Military Press Standards (lb)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 69 lb
Novice 101 lb
Intermediate 142 lb
Advanced 189 lb
Elite 241 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 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

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 33 53 80 111 145
120 40 62 89 122 159
130 46 70 99 134 172
140 53 78 108 145 184
150 59 85 118 155 196
160 66 93 126 165 207
170 72 100 135 175 218
180 78 107 143 184 228
190 84 115 152 194 239
200 90 121 159 203 249
210 96 128 167 211 258
220 102 135 175 220 268
230 107 141 182 228 277
240 113 148 189 236 286
250 118 154 196 244 294
260 124 160 203 252 303
270 129 166 210 259 311
280 134 172 216 266 319
290 139 178 223 273 327
300 144 183 229 280 334
310 149 189 235 287 342
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 59 86 121 161 205
20 67 99 138 184 235
25 69 101 142 189 241
30 69 101 142 189 241
35 69 101 142 189 241
40 69 101 142 189 241
45 65 96 135 180 229
50 61 90 126 169 215
55 57 83 117 156 198
60 52 76 107 142 181
65 47 69 96 129 164
70 42 62 86 115 147
75 38 55 77 103 131
80 34 49 69 92 117
85 30 44 62 83 105
90 27 40 56 74 95

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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 106 lb
Elite 140 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.

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

By Weight and Age

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 17 31 50 73 100
100 20 35 55 80 107
110 23 39 60 86 114
120 26 43 65 91 121
130 29 47 70 97 127
140 32 50 74 102 133
150 35 54 78 107 139
160 38 57 83 112 144
170 40 61 86 117 150
180 43 64 90 121 155
190 46 67 94 125 160
200 48 70 98 129 164
210 51 73 101 133 169
220 53 76 104 137 173
230 55 79 108 141 177
240 58 81 111 145 181
250 60 84 114 148 185
260 62 87 117 151 189
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 26 43 64 90 120
20 30 49 74 104 137
25 31 50 76 106 140
30 31 50 76 106 140
35 31 50 76 106 140
40 31 50 76 106 140
45 29 48 72 101 133
50 27 45 67 95 125
55 25 41 62 88 116
60 23 38 57 80 106
65 21 34 51 72 95
70 19 31 46 65 86
75 17 27 41 58 77
80 15 24 37 52 68
85 13 22 33 46 61
90 12 20 30 42 55

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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.