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Reverse Barbell Curl Standards (lb)

Reverse barbell curl strength standards help you to compare your one-rep max lift with other lifters at your bodyweight.

Our reverse barbell curl standards are new and we will be refining them over the next six months as we collect more data from lifters using Strength Level.

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Male Reverse Barbell Curl Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 10 x0.09 32 x0.29 67 x0.6 114 x1.04 171 x1.56
120 13 x0.11 36 x0.3 73 x0.61 122 x1.02 181 x1.51
130 16 x0.12 40 x0.31 79 x0.61 130 x1 191 x1.47
140 18 x0.13 45 x0.32 85 x0.6 137 x0.98 200 x1.43
150 21 x0.14 49 x0.32 90 x0.6 144 x0.96 208 x1.39
160 23 x0.15 53 x0.33 95 x0.6 151 x0.94 216 x1.35
170 26 x0.15 56 x0.33 101 x0.59 158 x0.93 224 x1.32
180 29 x0.16 60 x0.33 106 x0.59 164 x0.91 231 x1.29
190 31 x0.16 64 x0.34 111 x0.58 170 x0.89 239 x1.26
200 34 x0.17 67 x0.34 115 x0.58 176 x0.88 245 x1.23
210 36 x0.17 71 x0.34 120 x0.57 181 x0.86 252 x1.2
220 39 x0.18 74 x0.34 124 x0.56 187 x0.85 258 x1.17
230 41 x0.18 78 x0.34 129 x0.56 192 x0.84 265 x1.15
240 43 x0.18 81 x0.34 133 x0.55 197 x0.82 271 x1.13
250 46 x0.18 84 x0.34 137 x0.55 202 x0.81 277 x1.11
260 48 x0.18 87 x0.34 141 x0.54 207 x0.8 282 x1.09
270 50 x0.19 90 x0.33 145 x0.54 212 x0.78 288 x1.07
280 53 x0.19 93 x0.33 148 x0.53 216 x0.77 293 x1.05
290 55 x0.19 96 x0.33 152 x0.52 221 x0.76 298 x1.03
300 57 x0.19 99 x0.33 156 x0.52 225 x0.75 303 x1.01
310 59 x0.19 102 x0.33 159 x0.51 229 x0.74 308 x0.99
All 25 56 102 162 232

These male standards were last updated 4 days ago and are based on 1,000 filtered lifts.

Note: these barbell standards include the weight of the bar, normally 20 kg / 44 lb.

Female Reverse Barbell Curl Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 1 x0.01 5 x0.05 27 x0.3 68 x0.75 124 x1.38
100 0 7 x0.07 33 x0.33 78 x0.78 137 x1.37
110 0 10 x0.1 40 x0.36 87 x0.79 150 x1.36
120 1 x0.01 14 x0.12 46 x0.38 96 x0.8 162 x1.35
130 2 x0.01 17 x0.13 52 x0.4 105 x0.81 174 x1.34
140 3 x0.02 21 x0.15 58 x0.42 114 x0.81 185 x1.32
150 4 x0.03 25 x0.16 64 x0.43 122 x0.82 195 x1.3
160 6 x0.04 28 x0.18 70 x0.44 130 x0.82 205 x1.28
170 8 x0.04 32 x0.19 76 x0.45 138 x0.81 215 x1.27
180 9 x0.05 36 x0.2 81 x0.45 146 x0.81 225 x1.25
190 11 x0.06 39 x0.21 87 x0.46 153 x0.81 234 x1.23
200 13 x0.07 43 x0.22 92 x0.46 160 x0.8 243 x1.21
210 15 x0.07 47 x0.22 98 x0.47 167 x0.8 251 x1.2
220 17 x0.08 50 x0.23 103 x0.47 174 x0.79 259 x1.18
230 20 x0.09 54 x0.23 108 x0.47 181 x0.79 267 x1.16
240 22 x0.09 57 x0.24 113 x0.47 187 x0.78 275 x1.15
250 24 x0.1 61 x0.24 118 x0.47 193 x0.77 283 x1.13
260 26 x0.1 64 x0.25 123 x0.47 199 x0.77 290 x1.12
All 2 20 60 121 198

These female standards are based on rough estimates. They will be refined over the next few weeks using lifts submitted by people using Strength Level.

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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