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 4,568,084 lifts by Strength Level users

Male Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

Entire Community

Strength LevelWeight
Beginner66 lb
Novice99 lb
Intermediate142 lb
Advanced192 lb
Elite248 lb

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 142 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 66 lb (1RM) which is still impressive compared to the general population.

Barbell weights include the weight of the bar, normally 20 kg / 44 lb.

By Weight and Age

BWBeg.Nov.Int.Adv.Elite
110325483117156
120396292129169
1304570102140181
1405177111150194
1505785120161205
1606392128170216
1706999136180227
18075106145189238
19080113152198248
20086119160207257
21091126168215267
22097132175224276
230102138182232285
240107144189239293
250112150196247302
260117156202254310
270122161209262318
280127167215269326
290132173221276333
300136178227282341
310141183233289348

How many sets and reps of Shoulder Press should I do?

These are the most popular Shoulder Press workouts done by male lifters:

5x5 21%
3x5 18%
3x8 7%
3x10 6%
4x5 4%

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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.