Thruster Standards (lb)

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

Our thruster standards are new and we will be refining them over the next six months as we collect more data from lifters using Strength Level.

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Male Thruster Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
120 65 x0.54 99 x0.83 143 x1.19 194 x1.62 250 x2.09
130 70 x0.54 105 x0.81 150 x1.15 202 x1.55 260 x2
140 74 x0.53 111 x0.79 156 x1.12 210 x1.5 268 x1.92
150 79 x0.52 116 x0.77 162 x1.08 217 x1.45 276 x1.84
160 83 x0.52 121 x0.76 168 x1.05 224 x1.4 284 x1.77
170 87 x0.51 126 x0.74 174 x1.02 230 x1.35 291 x1.71
180 91 x0.5 130 x0.72 180 x1 237 x1.31 298 x1.66
190 94 x0.5 135 x0.71 185 x0.97 243 x1.28 305 x1.61
200 98 x0.49 139 x0.7 190 x0.95 248 x1.24 311 x1.56
210 102 x0.48 143 x0.68 195 x0.93 254 x1.21 318 x1.51
220 105 x0.48 147 x0.67 199 x0.91 259 x1.18 324 x1.47
230 108 x0.47 151 x0.66 204 x0.89 264 x1.15 329 x1.43
240 111 x0.46 155 x0.65 208 x0.87 269 x1.12 335 x1.4
250 114 x0.46 159 x0.63 212 x0.85 274 x1.1 340 x1.36
260 117 x0.45 162 x0.62 216 x0.83 279 x1.07 345 x1.33
270 120 x0.45 166 x0.61 220 x0.82 283 x1.05 350 x1.3
280 123 x0.44 169 x0.6 224 x0.8 288 x1.03 355 x1.27
290 126 x0.43 172 x0.59 228 x0.79 292 x1.01 360 x1.24
300 129 x0.43 175 x0.58 232 x0.77 296 x0.99 365 x1.22
310 132 x0.42 178 x0.58 235 x0.76 300 x0.97 369 x1.19
All 89 129 180 239 303

These male standards were last updated a month ago and are based on 132 filtered lifts.

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

Female Thruster Standards (lb)

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
100 44 x0.44 59 x0.59 77 x0.77 98 x0.98 119 x1.19
110 47 x0.43 63 x0.57 81 x0.74 102 x0.93 125 x1.13
120 50 x0.42 66 x0.55 85 x0.71 107 x0.89 129 x1.08
130 53 x0.41 69 x0.53 89 x0.68 111 x0.85 134 x1.03
140 56 x0.4 73 x0.52 92 x0.66 115 x0.82 138 x0.99
150 58 x0.39 75 x0.5 96 x0.64 118 x0.79 142 x0.95
160 61 x0.38 78 x0.49 99 x0.62 122 x0.76 146 x0.91
170 63 x0.37 81 x0.48 102 x0.6 125 x0.74 150 x0.88
180 65 x0.36 83 x0.46 105 x0.58 128 x0.71 153 x0.85
190 68 x0.36 86 x0.45 107 x0.57 131 x0.69 157 x0.82
200 70 x0.35 88 x0.44 110 x0.55 134 x0.67 160 x0.8
210 72 x0.34 91 x0.43 113 x0.54 137 x0.65 163 x0.77
220 74 x0.33 93 x0.42 115 x0.52 140 x0.64 166 x0.75
230 76 x0.33 95 x0.41 117 x0.51 142 x0.62 169 x0.73
240 77 x0.32 97 x0.4 120 x0.5 145 x0.6 171 x0.71
250 79 x0.32 99 x0.4 122 x0.49 147 x0.59 174 x0.7
260 81 x0.31 101 x0.39 124 x0.48 150 x0.58 176 x0.68
All 54 72 92 116 141

These female standards were last updated a month ago and are based on 84 filtered lifts.

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

What is my exact level?

The Strength Level Calculator can show your exact level of strength at any bodyweight.

Strength Level Calculator

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.

More Exercises

Barbell

Bench 4,132,000 lifts Deadlift 2,485,000 lifts Squat 2,388,000 lifts Shoulder Press 663,000 lifts Barbell Curl 357,000 lifts Bent Over Row 224,000 lifts Front Squat 235,000 lifts Incline Bench Press 26,000 lifts Hex Bar Deadlift 25,000 lifts Romanian Deadlift 22,000 lifts Barbell Shrug 9,000 lifts Hip Thrust 14,000 lifts Upright Row 10,000 lifts Decline Bench Press 6,000 lifts Good Morning 5,000 lifts T-Bar Row (experimental) Pendlay Row (experimental) Lying Tricep Extension (experimental) Tricep Extension (experimental)

Bodyweight

Pull Ups 313,000 lifts Push Ups 86,000 lifts Dips 126,000 lifts Chin Ups 19,000 lifts Muscle Ups (experimental) Sit Ups (experimental) Crunches (experimental)

Olympic

Power Clean 214,000 lifts Snatch 66,000 lifts Clean & Jerk 66,000 lifts Push Press 44,000 lifts Clean 47,000 lifts Clean & Press 79,000 lifts Thruster (experimental) Push Jerk (experimental)

Dumbbell

Dumbbell Curl 111,000 lifts Dumbbell Bench Press 119,000 lifts Dumbbell Shoulder Press 66,000 lifts Dumbbell Lateral Raise 18,000 lifts Dumbbell Row 33,000 lifts Dumbbell Front Raise 8,000 lifts Dumbbell Shrug 6,000 lifts Dumbbell Lunge (experimental) Dumbbell Concentration Curl (experimental) Incline Dumbbell Press (experimental) Incline Dumbbell Fly (experimental) Lying Dumbbell Tricep Extension (experimental) Dumbbell Tricep Extension (experimental) Dumbbell Fly (experimental)

Machine

Sled Leg Press 37,000 lifts Horizontal Leg Press 23,000 lifts Leg Extension 10,000 lifts Seated Leg Curl (experimental) Lying Leg Curl (experimental) Calf Raise (experimental)

Cable

Lat Pulldown 44,000 lifts Tricep Rope Pushdown (experimental) Tricep Pushdown (experimental) + More Exercises

Exercise Comparisons

Compare thruster versus one of the following exercises:

Power Clean Snatch Clean & Jerk Push Press Clean Clean & Press Push Jerk