Z Press

Z Press Standards

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

Our community Z Press standards are based on 19,000 lifts by Strength Level users
Z Press

Male Z Press Standards (lb)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 45 lb
Novice 79 lb
Intermediate 126 lb
Advanced 183 lb
Elite 248 lb
Strength Level Bodyweight Ratio
Beginner 0.25x
Novice 0.45x
Intermediate 0.70x
Advanced 1.05x
Elite 1.40x

How much should I be able to Z Press? (lb)

What is the average Z Press? The average Z Press weight for a male lifter is 126 lb (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Z Press? Male beginners should aim to lift 45 lb (1RM) which is still impressive compared to the general population.

By Weight and Age

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
110 19 40 72 112 160
120 23 47 81 123 173
130 28 54 89 134 185
140 33 60 98 144 197
150 38 67 106 154 209
160 42 73 114 164 220
170 47 79 122 173 230
180 52 85 129 182 241
190 57 91 136 190 251
200 61 97 143 199 260
210 66 103 150 207 269
220 70 108 157 215 278
230 75 114 164 223 287
240 79 119 170 230 296
250 83 124 176 237 304
260 88 130 183 244 312
270 92 135 189 251 320
280 96 140 194 258 328
290 100 145 200 265 335
300 104 149 206 271 342
310 108 154 211 278 349
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 38 67 107 156 211
20 44 77 123 178 241
25 45 79 126 183 248
30 45 79 126 183 248
35 45 79 126 183 248
40 45 79 126 183 248
45 42 75 119 174 235
50 40 71 112 163 220
55 37 65 104 151 204
60 34 60 95 138 186
65 30 54 85 124 168
70 27 48 77 112 151
75 24 43 69 100 135
80 22 39 61 89 121
85 20 35 55 80 108
90 18 31 49 72 97

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Female Z Press Standards (lb)

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Strength Level Weight
Beginner 18 lb
Novice 36 lb
Intermediate 62 lb
Advanced 95 lb
Elite 133 lb
Strength Level Bodyweight Ratio
Beginner 0.10x
Novice 0.25x
Intermediate 0.45x
Advanced 0.65x
Elite 0.90x

How much should I be able to Z Press? (lb)

What is the average Z Press? The average Z Press weight for a female lifter is 62 lb (1RM). This makes you Intermediate on Strength Level and is a very impressive lift.

What is a good Z Press? Female beginners should aim to lift 18 lb (1RM) which is still impressive compared to the general population.

By Weight and Age

BW Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
90 8 21 41 67 98
100 10 24 45 73 105
110 12 27 49 78 111
120 14 30 53 83 117
130 16 33 57 87 122
140 18 36 61 92 127
150 20 39 64 96 132
160 22 41 67 100 137
170 24 44 70 104 141
180 26 46 73 107 146
190 27 48 76 111 150
200 29 50 79 114 154
210 31 53 82 118 158
220 32 55 85 121 161
230 34 57 87 124 165
240 36 59 90 127 168
250 37 61 92 130 171
260 39 63 94 132 175
Age Beg. Nov. Int. Adv. Elite
15 15 31 53 81 113
20 17 35 60 92 129
25 18 36 62 95 133
30 18 36 62 95 133
35 18 36 62 95 133
40 18 36 62 95 133
45 17 34 59 90 126
50 16 32 55 84 118
55 15 30 51 78 109
60 13 27 46 71 100
65 12 24 42 64 90
70 11 22 38 58 81
75 10 20 34 52 72
80 9 17 30 46 65
85 8 16 27 41 58
90 7 14 24 37 52

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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.