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Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

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

Our shoulder press standards are based on 1,914,000 lifts by Strength Level users.

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Male Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 32 x0.29 53 x0.48 80 x0.73 113 x1.03 150 x1.37
120 38 x0.32 60 x0.5 90 x0.75 125 x1.04 163 x1.36
130 44 x0.34 68 x0.52 99 x0.76 136 x1.04 176 x1.35
140 50 x0.36 76 x0.54 108 x0.77 146 x1.04 188 x1.34
150 56 x0.37 83 x0.55 117 x0.78 156 x1.04 199 x1.33
160 62 x0.39 90 x0.56 125 x0.78 166 x1.04 210 x1.32
170 68 x0.4 97 x0.57 134 x0.79 176 x1.03 221 x1.3
180 74 x0.41 104 x0.58 142 x0.79 185 x1.03 231 x1.29
190 79 x0.42 111 x0.58 150 x0.79 194 x1.02 241 x1.27
200 85 x0.43 118 x0.59 157 x0.79 202 x1.01 251 x1.26
210 91 x0.43 124 x0.59 165 x0.78 211 x1 260 x1.24
220 96 x0.44 130 x0.59 172 x0.78 219 x1 270 x1.23
230 101 x0.44 136 x0.59 179 x0.78 227 x0.99 278 x1.21
240 106 x0.44 142 x0.59 186 x0.77 235 x0.98 287 x1.2
250 112 x0.45 148 x0.59 193 x0.77 242 x0.97 295 x1.18
260 117 x0.45 154 x0.59 199 x0.77 250 x0.96 304 x1.17
270 122 x0.45 160 x0.59 206 x0.76 257 x0.95 311 x1.15
280 126 x0.45 165 x0.59 212 x0.76 264 x0.94 319 x1.14
290 131 x0.45 171 x0.59 218 x0.75 271 x0.93 327 x1.13
300 136 x0.45 176 x0.59 224 x0.75 278 x0.93 334 x1.11
310 141 x0.45 182 x0.59 230 x0.74 284 x0.92 341 x1.1
All 65 98 139 188 242

These male standards were last updated a week ago and are based on 559,000 filtered lifts.

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

Female Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 17 x0.19 31 x0.35 51 x0.57 76 x0.85 104 x1.16
100 20 x0.2 35 x0.35 56 x0.56 82 x0.82 111 x1.11
110 22 x0.2 38 x0.35 60 x0.55 87 x0.79 117 x1.07
120 25 x0.21 42 x0.35 65 x0.54 92 x0.77 123 x1.03
130 27 x0.21 45 x0.35 68 x0.53 97 x0.74 128 x0.99
140 30 x0.21 48 x0.34 72 x0.52 101 x0.72 134 x0.95
150 32 x0.21 51 x0.34 76 x0.51 106 x0.7 139 x0.92
160 34 x0.21 54 x0.34 79 x0.5 110 x0.69 143 x0.89
170 36 x0.21 57 x0.33 83 x0.49 114 x0.67 148 x0.87
180 39 x0.21 59 x0.33 86 x0.48 117 x0.65 152 x0.84
190 41 x0.21 62 x0.33 89 x0.47 121 x0.64 156 x0.82
200 43 x0.21 64 x0.32 92 x0.46 124 x0.62 160 x0.8
210 45 x0.21 67 x0.32 95 x0.45 128 x0.61 164 x0.78
220 46 x0.21 69 x0.31 98 x0.44 131 x0.59 167 x0.76
230 48 x0.21 71 x0.31 100 x0.44 134 x0.58 171 x0.74
240 50 x0.21 74 x0.31 103 x0.43 137 x0.57 174 x0.73
250 52 x0.21 76 x0.3 105 x0.42 140 x0.56 177 x0.71
260 54 x0.21 78 x0.3 108 x0.41 143 x0.55 181 x0.69
All 29 48 74 105 140

These female standards were last updated a week ago and are based on 77,000 filtered lifts.

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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