Squat

Squat Standards

Measured in lb

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

Our community Squat standards are based on 15,028,222 lifts by Strength Level users

Male Squat Standards (lb)

Entire Community

Strength Level Weight
Beginner 141 lb
Novice 206 lb
Intermediate 287 lb
Advanced 381 lb
Elite 483 lb
Strength Level Bodyweight Ratio
Beginner 0.75x
Novice 1.25x
Intermediate 1.50x
Advanced 2.25x
Elite 2.75x

How much should I be able to Squat? (lb)

What is the average Squat? The average Squat weight for a male lifter is 287 lb (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Squat? Male beginners should aim to lift 141 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

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 74 114 167 229 298
120 87 131 187 252 324
130 100 147 206 274 349
140 113 162 224 295 373
150 125 177 242 316 396
160 138 192 259 336 418
170 150 207 276 355 439
180 162 221 292 373 460
190 174 235 308 391 479
200 186 248 323 408 499
210 197 261 338 425 517
220 209 274 353 442 535
230 220 287 367 457 553
240 230 299 381 473 570
250 241 311 395 488 586
260 251 323 408 503 603
270 262 335 421 517 618
280 272 346 434 531 634
290 282 357 446 545 649
300 291 368 459 559 664
310 301 379 470 572 678
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 120 175 244 324 411
20 138 201 279 371 471
25 141 206 287 381 483
30 141 206 287 381 483
35 141 206 287 381 483
40 141 206 287 381 483
45 134 195 272 361 458
50 126 183 255 339 430
55 116 170 236 314 398
60 106 155 216 286 363
65 96 140 195 259 328
70 86 126 175 232 294
75 77 112 156 208 263
80 69 100 140 186 235
85 62 90 125 166 211
90 56 81 113 150 190

How many sets and reps of Squat should I do?

These are the most popular Squat workouts done by male lifters:

5x5 23%
3x5 19%
3x10 5%
3x8 5%
4x5 4%

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Female Squat Standards (lb)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 65 lb
Novice 107 lb
Intermediate 161 lb
Advanced 227 lb
Elite 300 lb
Strength Level Bodyweight Ratio
Beginner 0.50x
Novice 0.75x
Intermediate 1.25x
Advanced 1.50x
Elite 2.00x

How much should I be able to Squat? (lb)

What is the average Squat? The average Squat weight for a female lifter is 161 lb (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Squat? Female beginners should aim to lift 65 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

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 39 71 114 167 226
100 46 79 124 179 241
110 51 87 134 191 254
120 57 94 143 201 267
130 63 101 152 212 279
140 68 108 160 222 290
150 73 115 168 231 301
160 78 121 175 240 311
170 83 127 183 248 320
180 88 133 190 256 329
190 93 138 196 264 338
200 97 144 203 272 347
210 101 149 209 279 355
220 106 154 215 286 363
230 110 159 221 293 371
240 114 164 227 299 378
250 118 169 232 306 385
260 122 173 238 312 392
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 55 91 137 193 255
20 63 104 157 221 292
25 65 107 161 227 300
30 65 107 161 227 300
35 65 107 161 227 300
40 65 107 161 227 300
45 62 101 153 215 284
50 58 95 143 202 267
55 54 88 133 187 247
60 49 80 121 170 225
65 44 72 109 154 203
70 40 65 98 138 183
75 35 58 88 123 163
80 32 52 78 110 146
85 28 47 70 99 131
90 26 42 63 89 118

How many sets and reps of Squat should I do?

These are the most popular Squat workouts done by female lifters:

5x5 17%
3x5 12%
3x10 7%
3x8 4%
4x10 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.