Military Press Standards (lb)

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

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Male Military Press Standards (lb)

Bodyweight Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
110.01 36 56 83 114.99 150
120 42 64 92.99 125.99 163.01
130.01 49.01 72 102.01 137 175
139.99 55.01 80.01 111 148 187
150 61.99 88.01 120 158.01 198.99
159.99 67.99 95 128.99 167.99 209.99
170 74.01 103 138.01 178 220.99
180.01 80.01 110.01 145.99 187 231
189.99 86 117 153.99 195.99 241.01
200 92 124.01 162 205.01 251
209.99 98 130.01 169.01 214 261
220 103 137 177.01 222.01 270
230.01 109 142.99 184 230.01 278.99
239.99 114 149.01 191.01 238.01 287
250 120 155.01 198 245.99 295.99
259.99 125 161 205.01 253 304
270 130.01 167 211 259.99 312
280.01 135.01 173 217.99 267 320
290 139.99 178.99 223.99 273.99 326.99
300 145 184 230.01 281 334.99
309.99 150 189 236 287.99 342
All 72 103.99 145 192 242.99

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

BW lb
Lift lb

Female Military Press Standards (lb)

Bodyweight Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite
89.99 16.01 31 53 80.01 111.99
100 17.99 35.01 58 86 119.01
110.01 21.01 39 63.01 92 125.99
120 24.01 42 67 98 131.99
130.01 27.01 46.01 72 103 138.01
139.99 28.99 49.01 75.99 108 144.01
150 31.99 52.01 80.01 113.01 150
159.99 34 55.01 84 117 155.01
170 36 58 86.99 122 159.99
180.01 39 61 91.01 125.99 164.99
189.99 41.01 64 94 130.01 169.01
200 42.99 67 97 134 174.01
209.99 45 70 100.99 137 178
220 47 72 103.99 141.01 181.99
230.01 49.01 75 106.99 144.01 186
239.99 50.99 77.01 110.01 148 189.99
250 53 78.99 111.99 150.99 192.99
259.99 55.01 81.99 114.99 153.99 197
999 28.99 49.01 77.01 111.99 150

Note: these Barbell 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.