Machine Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

Machine Shoulder Press strength standards help you to compare your one-rep max lift with other lifters at your bodyweight.
Our Machine Shoulder Press standards are based on 9,182,000 lifts by Strength Level users.

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Male Machine Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

Bodyweight Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
110.01 22.99 53 97 155.01 223
120 28.99 61 109 170 241.01
130.01 35.01 70 120.99 184.99 258.01
139.99 41.01 78.99 131.99 198 275
150 47 86.99 142.99 212 290
159.99 53 95.99 153 225 305.01
170 60.01 103.99 164 237 320
180.01 66.01 111.99 174.01 248.99 334
189.99 72 120 184 261 347.01
200 78 128 192.99 272.01 359.99
209.99 84 135.01 202.01 283.01 373
220 89 142.99 212 294.01 384.99
230.01 95 150 220 304 397.01
239.99 100.99 156.99 228.99 314 409
250 106.99 164 237 323.99 420
259.99 111.99 170.99 245.99 334 431
270 117.99 178 253.99 342.99 442
280.01 123 184 262 353 451.99
290 128 191.01 269.01 362 462
300 134 197 277.01 370 472.01
309.99 139 203 284 379 482
All 55.01 103 167.99 250 344.01

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

BW lb
Lift lb

Female Machine Shoulder Press Standards (lb)

Bodyweight Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
89.99 10.01 28 56.99 95.99 142.99
100 11 30 60.01 100 148
110.01 11.99 31.99 63.01 103.99 153
120 14 34 66.01 106.99 156.99
130.01 14.99 36 67.99 111 161
139.99 16.01 38.01 71.01 114 164.99
150 17 39.99 72.99 117 167.99
159.99 17.99 41.01 75 120 172
170 19 42.99 78 123 175
180.01 20 44 80.01 125 178
189.99 21.01 46.01 81.99 128 181
200 22 47 83 130.01 184
209.99 22.99 49.01 85.01 131.99 187
220 24.01 50 86.99 134 189
230.01 25 50.99 89 136 192
239.99 25.99 52.01 89.99 139 194.01
250 27.01 53.99 92 139.99 195.99
259.99 28 55.01 92.99 142 198.99
999 16.01 39 72.99 117 169.01

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

BW lb
Lift lb

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.