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 1,239,000 lifts by Strength Level users.

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Male Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 33 x0.3 55 x0.5 83 x0.76 118 x1.07 157 x1.43
120 39 x0.32 63 x0.52 93 x0.78 130 x1.08 170 x1.42
130 45 x0.35 70 x0.54 103 x0.79 141 x1.08 183 x1.41
140 51 x0.37 78 x0.56 112 x0.8 151 x1.08 195 x1.39
150 57 x0.38 85 x0.57 121 x0.8 162 x1.08 207 x1.38
160 63 x0.4 93 x0.58 129 x0.81 172 x1.07 218 x1.36
170 69 x0.41 100 x0.59 137 x0.81 181 x1.07 229 x1.35
180 75 x0.42 107 x0.59 146 x0.81 191 x1.06 239 x1.33
190 81 x0.42 113 x0.6 153 x0.81 200 x1.05 249 x1.31
200 86 x0.43 120 x0.6 161 x0.81 208 x1.04 259 x1.3
210 92 x0.44 126 x0.6 168 x0.8 217 x1.03 268 x1.28
220 97 x0.44 133 x0.6 176 x0.8 225 x1.02 278 x1.26
230 102 x0.45 139 x0.6 183 x0.79 233 x1.01 287 x1.25
240 108 x0.45 145 x0.6 190 x0.79 241 x1 295 x1.23
250 113 x0.45 151 x0.6 197 x0.79 248 x0.99 304 x1.21
260 118 x0.45 157 x0.6 203 x0.78 256 x0.98 312 x1.2
270 123 x0.45 162 x0.6 210 x0.78 263 x0.97 320 x1.18
280 127 x0.46 168 x0.6 216 x0.77 270 x0.96 328 x1.17
290 132 x0.46 173 x0.6 222 x0.77 277 x0.96 335 x1.16
300 137 x0.46 179 x0.6 228 x0.76 284 x0.95 343 x1.14
310 141 x0.46 184 x0.59 234 x0.76 290 x0.94 350 x1.13
All 66 100 143 194 249

These male standards were last updated 2 weeks ago and are based on 400,000 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 16 x0.18 31 x0.35 52 x0.58 78 x0.86 107 x1.19
100 19 x0.19 35 x0.35 56 x0.56 83 x0.83 114 x1.14
110 21 x0.19 38 x0.35 61 x0.55 89 x0.81 120 x1.09
120 24 x0.2 41 x0.34 65 x0.54 94 x0.78 126 x1.05
130 26 x0.2 44 x0.34 69 x0.53 98 x0.76 131 x1.01
140 29 x0.2 47 x0.34 72 x0.52 103 x0.73 136 x0.97
150 31 x0.21 50 x0.34 76 x0.51 107 x0.71 141 x0.94
160 33 x0.21 53 x0.33 79 x0.5 111 x0.69 146 x0.91
170 35 x0.21 56 x0.33 83 x0.49 115 x0.67 150 x0.88
180 37 x0.21 58 x0.32 86 x0.48 118 x0.66 154 x0.86
190 39 x0.21 61 x0.32 89 x0.47 122 x0.64 159 x0.83
200 41 x0.21 63 x0.32 92 x0.46 125 x0.63 162 x0.81
210 43 x0.2 66 x0.31 94 x0.45 129 x0.61 166 x0.79
220 45 x0.2 68 x0.31 97 x0.44 132 x0.6 170 x0.77
230 47 x0.2 70 x0.3 100 x0.43 135 x0.59 173 x0.75
240 48 x0.2 72 x0.3 102 x0.43 138 x0.57 177 x0.74
250 50 x0.2 74 x0.3 105 x0.42 141 x0.56 180 x0.72
260 52 x0.2 76 x0.29 107 x0.41 143 x0.55 183 x0.7
All 28 48 74 106 142

These female standards were last updated 2 weeks ago and are based on 59,000 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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