Pull Ups

Pull Ups Standards

Measured in lb

Pull Ups strength standards help you to compare your one-rep max lift with other lifters at your bodyweight.

Our community Pull Ups standards are based on 3,118,783 lifts by Strength Level users

Male Pull Ups Standards

Entire Community

Strength LevelReps
Beginner< 1
Novice5
Intermediate14
Advanced25
Elite37

How many reps of Pull Ups should I be able to do?

How many reps of Pull Ups can the average lifter do? The average male lifter can do 14 reps of Pull Ups. This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive achievement.

Reps By Weight and Age

BWBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
110< 15152740
120< 16152639
130< 16152638
140< 16152537
150< 16142536
160< 16142434
170< 16142333
180< 16132332
190< 16132231
200< 16132130
210< 16122129
220< 16122028
230< 15111927
240< 15111927
250< 15101826
260< 15101725
270< 14101724
280< 14101623
290< 1491623
300< 1391522
310< 1391521

1RM Weight (lb)

If the standard is negative, you have assistance weight. If positive, you add on weight using a weight belt.

BWBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
110-19 lb+13 lb+52 lb+97 lb+144 lb
120-18 lb+16 lb+57 lb+104 lb+153 lb
130-17 lb+19 lb+62 lb+110 lb+161 lb
140-16 lb+21 lb+66 lb+116 lb+169 lb
150-15 lb+23 lb+69 lb+121 lb+175 lb
160-15 lb+25 lb+72 lb+125 lb+181 lb
170-15 lb+26 lb+75 lb+129 lb+186 lb
180-16 lb+27 lb+77 lb+133 lb+191 lb
190-16 lb+28 lb+79 lb+136 lb+195 lb
200-17 lb+28 lb+80 lb+138 lb+198 lb
210-18 lb+28 lb+81 lb+140 lb+201 lb
220-19 lb+28 lb+82 lb+142 lb+204 lb
230-21 lb+27 lb+83 lb+143 lb+207 lb
240-22 lb+26 lb+83 lb+145 lb+209 lb
250-24 lb+25 lb+83 lb+145 lb+210 lb
260-26 lb+24 lb+82 lb+146 lb+212 lb
270-29 lb+23 lb+82 lb+146 lb+213 lb
280-31 lb+21 lb+81 lb+146 lb+213 lb
290-33 lb+19 lb+80 lb+146 lb+214 lb
300-36 lb+17 lb+79 lb+145 lb+214 lb
310-39 lb+15 lb+77 lb+145 lb+214 lb

How many sets and reps of Pull Ups should I do?

These are the most popular Pull Ups workouts done by male lifters:

3x5 11%
3x10 10%
3x8 8%
5x5 6%
3x6 6%

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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.