Machine Shoulder Press Strength Standards for Men and Women

Discover how your Machine Shoulder Press performance compares to others and set new strength goals. Use our calculator to find your level and get personalized improvement tips.

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Machine Shoulder Press Weight Standards

Compare your Machine Shoulder Press performance to these weight standards and see where you stand.

Beginner58 lbs
Novice106 lbs
Intermediate174 lbs
Advanced258 lbs
Elite354 lbs

Machine Shoulder Press Bodyweight Ratio Standards

See how your Machine Shoulder Press strength measures up relative to your body weight.

LevelBodyweight Ratio
LevelBodyweight Ratio

Machine Shoulder Press Standards by Bodyweight

Find the Machine Shoulder Press strength standards for your specific body weight.
110 lbs25 lbs55 lbs100 lbs160 lbs229 lbs
120 lbs31 lbs64 lbs113 lbs175 lbs248 lbs
130 lbs37 lbs73 lbs125 lbs190 lbs265 lbs
140 lbs44 lbs82 lbs136 lbs204 lbs282 lbs
150 lbs50 lbs91 lbs147 lbs218 lbs298 lbs
160 lbs56 lbs99 lbs158 lbs231 lbs314 lbs
170 lbs62 lbs108 lbs169 lbs244 lbs329 lbs
180 lbs69 lbs116 lbs179 lbs256 lbs343 lbs
190 lbs75 lbs124 lbs189 lbs268 lbs357 lbs
200 lbs81 lbs132 lbs199 lbs280 lbs371 lbs
210 lbs87 lbs140 lbs208 lbs291 lbs384 lbs
220 lbs93 lbs147 lbs218 lbs302 lbs396 lbs
230 lbs99 lbs155 lbs227 lbs313 lbs409 lbs
240 lbs105 lbs162 lbs236 lbs324 lbs421 lbs
250 lbs110 lbs169 lbs244 lbs334 lbs432 lbs
260 lbs116 lbs176 lbs253 lbs344 lbs444 lbs
270 lbs122 lbs183 lbs261 lbs353 lbs455 lbs
280 lbs127 lbs190 lbs269 lbs363 lbs465 lbs
290 lbs133 lbs197 lbs277 lbs372 lbs476 lbs
300 lbs138 lbs203 lbs285 lbs381 lbs486 lbs
310 lbs143 lbs210 lbs293 lbs390 lbs496 lbs
90 lbs12 lbs29 lbs57 lbs96 lbs143 lbs
100 lbs14 lbs32 lbs62 lbs102 lbs150 lbs
110 lbs15 lbs35 lbs66 lbs107 lbs157 lbs
120 lbs17 lbs38 lbs70 lbs112 lbs163 lbs
130 lbs19 lbs41 lbs74 lbs117 lbs168 lbs
140 lbs21 lbs43 lbs77 lbs121 lbs174 lbs
150 lbs22 lbs46 lbs80 lbs126 lbs179 lbs
160 lbs24 lbs48 lbs84 lbs130 lbs184 lbs
170 lbs25 lbs50 lbs87 lbs134 lbs188 lbs
180 lbs27 lbs52 lbs90 lbs137 lbs193 lbs
190 lbs28 lbs55 lbs92 lbs141 lbs197 lbs
200 lbs30 lbs57 lbs95 lbs144 lbs201 lbs
210 lbs31 lbs59 lbs98 lbs147 lbs205 lbs
220 lbs32 lbs61 lbs100 lbs151 lbs208 lbs
230 lbs34 lbs62 lbs103 lbs154 lbs212 lbs
240 lbs35 lbs64 lbs105 lbs156 lbs215 lbs
250 lbs36 lbs66 lbs107 lbs159 lbs219 lbs
260 lbs38 lbs68 lbs110 lbs162 lbs222 lbs

Machine Shoulder Press Standards by Age

Discover how Machine Shoulder Press strength standards vary across different age groups.
1550 lbs91 lbs148 lbs220 lbs302 lbs
2057 lbs104 lbs169 lbs251 lbs345 lbs
2558 lbs106 lbs174 lbs258 lbs354 lbs
3058 lbs106 lbs174 lbs258 lbs354 lbs
3558 lbs106 lbs174 lbs258 lbs354 lbs
4058 lbs106 lbs174 lbs258 lbs354 lbs
4555 lbs101 lbs165 lbs245 lbs336 lbs
5052 lbs95 lbs155 lbs230 lbs315 lbs
5548 lbs88 lbs144 lbs213 lbs292 lbs
6045 lbs81 lbs132 lbs195 lbs267 lbs
6541 lbs74 lbs119 lbs176 lbs242 lbs
7037 lbs66 lbs107 lbs159 lbs217 lbs
7533 lbs60 lbs96 lbs142 lbs195 lbs
8030 lbs54 lbs87 lbs128 lbs174 lbs
8528 lbs49 lbs78 lbs115 lbs157 lbs
9025 lbs44 lbs71 lbs104 lbs142 lbs
1518 lbs38 lbs69 lbs108 lbs155 lbs
2020 lbs43 lbs78 lbs123 lbs177 lbs
2521 lbs44 lbs80 lbs126 lbs181 lbs
3021 lbs44 lbs80 lbs126 lbs181 lbs
3521 lbs44 lbs80 lbs126 lbs181 lbs
4021 lbs44 lbs80 lbs126 lbs181 lbs
4520 lbs42 lbs76 lbs120 lbs172 lbs
5019 lbs40 lbs71 lbs113 lbs162 lbs
5518 lbs37 lbs66 lbs105 lbs150 lbs
6017 lbs34 lbs61 lbs96 lbs137 lbs
6515 lbs31 lbs55 lbs87 lbs124 lbs
7014 lbs29 lbs50 lbs79 lbs112 lbs
7513 lbs26 lbs45 lbs71 lbs101 lbs
8012 lbs24 lbs41 lbs64 lbs90 lbs
8511 lbs22 lbs37 lbs57 lbs81 lbs
9011 lbs20 lbs34 lbs52 lbs74 lbs

Machine Shoulder Press Overview

The Machine Shoulder Press is a seated exercise designed to strengthen the deltoids, triceps, and upper chest by pressing weight overhead in a controlled manner.

Muscles Worked

Equipment Needed

Shoulder Press Machine

How To Perform the Machine Shoulder Press

  1. Sit on the machine with your back firmly against the pad and feet flat on the floor.
  2. Adjust the seat height so that the handles are at shoulder level.
  3. Grip the handles with an overhand grip, palms facing forward.
  4. Inhale, brace your core, and press the handles upward until your arms are fully extended without locking your elbows.
  5. Exhale as you push the weight up.
  6. Slowly lower the handles back to the starting position, maintaining control and keeping your back against the pad.
  7. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Want to perfect your form? Check out our detailed guide on Machine Shoulder Press for proper technique and tips.

Pro Tips for Machine Shoulder Press

  • Ensure the seat height is adjusted correctly to align the handles with your shoulders.
  • Keep your core engaged and back against the pad to maintain proper form.
  • Avoid locking your elbows at the top of the movement.
  • Control the weight throughout the entire range of motion to prevent injury.
  • If new to the exercise, start with a lighter weight to master the form.

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