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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 12 x0.11 34 x0.31 69 x0.62 115 x1.05 171 x1.55
120 15 x0.12 38 x0.32 74 x0.62 122 x1.02 180 x1.5
130 17 x0.13 42 x0.32 80 x0.61 129 x1 188 x1.45
140 20 x0.14 46 x0.33 85 x0.61 136 x0.97 196 x1.4
150 22 x0.15 49 x0.33 90 x0.6 142 x0.95 204 x1.36
160 25 x0.15 53 x0.33 95 x0.59 148 x0.93 211 x1.32
170 27 x0.16 57 x0.33 99 x0.58 154 x0.91 218 x1.28
180 29 x0.16 60 x0.33 104 x0.58 160 x0.89 224 x1.25
190 32 x0.17 63 x0.33 108 x0.57 165 x0.87 231 x1.21
200 34 x0.17 66 x0.33 112 x0.56 170 x0.85 237 x1.18
210 36 x0.17 70 x0.33 116 x0.55 175 x0.83 243 x1.16
220 38 x0.17 73 x0.33 120 x0.55 180 x0.82 248 x1.13
230 40 x0.18 76 x0.33 124 x0.54 185 x0.8 254 x1.1
240 43 x0.18 79 x0.33 128 x0.53 189 x0.79 259 x1.08
250 45 x0.18 81 x0.33 132 x0.53 194 x0.77 264 x1.06
260 47 x0.18 84 x0.32 135 x0.52 198 x0.76 269 x1.04
270 49 x0.18 87 x0.32 138 x0.51 202 x0.75 274 x1.01
280 51 x0.18 90 x0.32 142 x0.51 206 x0.74 279 x1
290 53 x0.18 92 x0.32 145 x0.5 210 x0.72 283 x0.98
300 55 x0.18 95 x0.32 148 x0.49 214 x0.71 288 x0.96
310 57 x0.18 97 x0.31 151 x0.49 218 x0.7 292 x0.94
All 26 57 101 158 224

These male standards were last updated 3 days ago and are based on 778 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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