Shoulder Press

Shoulder Press Standards

Measured in lb

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

Our community Shoulder Press standards are based on 3,196,000 lifts by Strength Level users

Male Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 65 lb
Novice 98 lb
Intermediate 139 lb
Advanced 188 lb
Elite 242 lb
Strength Level Bodyweight Ratio
Beginner 0.35x
Novice 0.55x
Intermediate 0.80x
Advanced 1.05x
Elite 1.35x

How much should I be able to Shoulder Press? (lb)

What is the average Shoulder Press? The average Shoulder Press weight for a male lifter is 139 lb (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Shoulder Press? Male beginners should aim to lift 65 lb (1RM) which is still impressive compared to the general population.

By Weight and Age

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 32 53 80 113 150
120 38 60 90 125 163
130 44 68 99 136 176
140 50 76 108 146 188
150 56 83 117 156 199
160 62 90 125 166 210
170 68 97 134 176 221
180 74 104 142 185 231
190 79 111 150 194 241
200 85 118 157 202 251
210 91 124 165 211 260
220 96 130 172 219 270
230 101 136 179 227 278
240 106 142 186 235 287
250 112 148 193 242 295
260 117 154 199 250 304
270 122 160 206 257 311
280 126 165 212 264 319
290 131 171 218 271 327
300 136 176 224 278 334
310 141 182 230 284 341
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 55 83 119 160 206
20 63 95 136 184 236
25 65 98 139 188 242
30 65 98 139 188 242
35 65 98 139 188 242
40 65 98 139 188 242
45 62 93 132 179 230
50 58 87 124 168 215
55 54 81 115 155 199
60 49 74 105 142 182
65 44 66 95 128 164
70 40 60 85 115 147
75 35 53 76 103 132
80 32 48 68 92 118
85 28 43 61 82 106
90 26 38 55 74 95

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Female Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 29 lb
Novice 48 lb
Intermediate 74 lb
Advanced 105 lb
Elite 140 lb
Strength Level Bodyweight Ratio
Beginner 0.20x
Novice 0.35x
Intermediate 0.50x
Advanced 0.75x
Elite 0.95x

How much should I be able to Shoulder Press? (lb)

What is the average Shoulder Press? The average Shoulder Press weight for a female lifter is 74 lb (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Shoulder Press? Female beginners should aim to lift 29 lb (1RM) which is still impressive compared to the general population.

By Weight and Age

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 17 31 51 76 104
100 20 35 56 82 111
110 22 38 60 87 117
120 25 42 65 92 123
130 27 45 68 97 128
140 30 48 72 101 134
150 32 51 76 106 139
160 34 54 79 110 143
170 36 57 83 114 148
180 39 59 86 117 152
190 41 62 89 121 156
200 43 64 92 124 160
210 45 67 95 128 164
220 46 69 98 131 167
230 48 71 100 134 171
240 50 74 103 137 174
250 52 76 105 140 177
260 54 78 108 143 181
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 25 41 63 89 119
20 28 47 72 102 136
25 29 48 74 105 140
30 29 48 74 105 140
35 29 48 74 105 140
40 29 48 74 105 140
45 27 46 70 99 132
50 26 43 66 93 124
55 24 40 61 86 115
60 22 36 56 79 105
65 20 33 50 71 95
70 18 29 45 64 85
75 16 26 40 57 76
80 14 24 36 51 68
85 13 21 32 46 61
90 11 19 29 41 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.