Military Press Strength Standards for Men and Women

Discover how your Military 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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Military Press Weight Standards

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

Beginner73 lbs
Novice105 lbs
Intermediate146 lbs
Advanced193 lbs
Elite245 lbs

Military Press Bodyweight Ratio Standards

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

LevelBodyweight Ratio
LevelBodyweight Ratio

Military Press Standards by Bodyweight

Find the Military Press strength standards for your specific body weight.
110 lbs37 lbs57 lbs84 lbs115 lbs149 lbs
120 lbs44 lbs66 lbs93 lbs126 lbs163 lbs
130 lbs50 lbs74 lbs103 lbs138 lbs176 lbs
140 lbs57 lbs82 lbs112 lbs149 lbs188 lbs
150 lbs63 lbs89 lbs122 lbs159 lbs200 lbs
160 lbs70 lbs97 lbs130 lbs169 lbs211 lbs
170 lbs76 lbs104 lbs139 lbs179 lbs222 lbs
180 lbs82 lbs111 lbs147 lbs188 lbs232 lbs
190 lbs88 lbs119 lbs156 lbs198 lbs243 lbs
200 lbs94 lbs125 lbs163 lbs207 lbs253 lbs
210 lbs100 lbs132 lbs171 lbs215 lbs262 lbs
220 lbs106 lbs139 lbs179 lbs224 lbs272 lbs
230 lbs111 lbs145 lbs186 lbs232 lbs281 lbs
240 lbs117 lbs152 lbs193 lbs240 lbs290 lbs
250 lbs122 lbs158 lbs200 lbs248 lbs298 lbs
260 lbs128 lbs164 lbs207 lbs256 lbs307 lbs
270 lbs133 lbs170 lbs214 lbs263 lbs315 lbs
280 lbs138 lbs176 lbs220 lbs270 lbs323 lbs
290 lbs143 lbs182 lbs227 lbs277 lbs331 lbs
300 lbs148 lbs187 lbs233 lbs284 lbs338 lbs
310 lbs153 lbs193 lbs239 lbs291 lbs346 lbs
90 lbs21 lbs35 lbs54 lbs77 lbs104 lbs
100 lbs24 lbs39 lbs59 lbs84 lbs111 lbs
110 lbs27 lbs43 lbs64 lbs90 lbs118 lbs
120 lbs30 lbs47 lbs69 lbs95 lbs125 lbs
130 lbs33 lbs51 lbs74 lbs101 lbs131 lbs
140 lbs36 lbs54 lbs78 lbs106 lbs137 lbs
150 lbs39 lbs58 lbs82 lbs111 lbs143 lbs
160 lbs42 lbs61 lbs87 lbs116 lbs148 lbs
170 lbs44 lbs65 lbs90 lbs121 lbs154 lbs
180 lbs47 lbs68 lbs94 lbs125 lbs159 lbs
190 lbs50 lbs71 lbs98 lbs129 lbs164 lbs
200 lbs52 lbs74 lbs102 lbs133 lbs168 lbs
210 lbs55 lbs77 lbs105 lbs137 lbs173 lbs
220 lbs57 lbs80 lbs108 lbs141 lbs177 lbs
230 lbs59 lbs83 lbs112 lbs145 lbs181 lbs
240 lbs62 lbs85 lbs115 lbs149 lbs185 lbs
250 lbs64 lbs88 lbs118 lbs152 lbs189 lbs
260 lbs66 lbs91 lbs121 lbs155 lbs193 lbs

Military Press Standards by Age

Discover how Military Press strength standards vary across different age groups.
1563 lbs90 lbs125 lbs165 lbs209 lbs
2071 lbs103 lbs142 lbs188 lbs239 lbs
2573 lbs105 lbs146 lbs193 lbs245 lbs
3073 lbs105 lbs146 lbs193 lbs245 lbs
3573 lbs105 lbs146 lbs193 lbs245 lbs
4073 lbs105 lbs146 lbs193 lbs245 lbs
4569 lbs100 lbs139 lbs184 lbs233 lbs
5065 lbs94 lbs130 lbs173 lbs219 lbs
5561 lbs87 lbs121 lbs160 lbs202 lbs
6056 lbs80 lbs111 lbs146 lbs185 lbs
6551 lbs73 lbs100 lbs133 lbs168 lbs
7046 lbs66 lbs90 lbs119 lbs151 lbs
7542 lbs59 lbs81 lbs107 lbs135 lbs
8038 lbs53 lbs73 lbs96 lbs121 lbs
8534 lbs48 lbs66 lbs87 lbs109 lbs
9031 lbs44 lbs60 lbs79 lbs99 lbs
1530 lbs47 lbs68 lbs94 lbs124 lbs
2034 lbs53 lbs78 lbs108 lbs141 lbs
2535 lbs54 lbs80 lbs110 lbs144 lbs
3035 lbs54 lbs80 lbs110 lbs144 lbs
3535 lbs54 lbs80 lbs110 lbs144 lbs
4035 lbs54 lbs80 lbs110 lbs144 lbs
4533 lbs52 lbs76 lbs105 lbs137 lbs
5031 lbs49 lbs71 lbs99 lbs129 lbs
5529 lbs45 lbs66 lbs92 lbs120 lbs
6027 lbs42 lbs61 lbs84 lbs110 lbs
6525 lbs38 lbs55 lbs76 lbs99 lbs
7023 lbs35 lbs50 lbs69 lbs90 lbs
7521 lbs31 lbs45 lbs62 lbs81 lbs
8019 lbs28 lbs41 lbs56 lbs72 lbs
8517 lbs26 lbs37 lbs50 lbs65 lbs
9016 lbs24 lbs34 lbs46 lbs59 lbs

Military Press Overview

The Military Press is a powerful compound exercise that focuses on building upper body strength and shoulder muscle definition by pressing a barbell overhead.

Muscles Worked

Equipment Needed

Barbell, Weight Plates

How To Perform the Military Press

  1. Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and grip a barbell with an overhand grip, hands slightly wider than shoulder-width.
  2. Lift the barbell to shoulder height with your elbows pointed slightly forward.
  3. Press the barbell overhead by extending your arms fully while keeping your core tight and back straight.
  4. Lower the barbell back to the starting position in a controlled manner.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

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

Pro Tips for Military Press

  • Keep your core engaged to maintain stability throughout the movement.
  • Avoid arching your back to prevent lower back strain.
  • Use a full range of motion for optimal muscle engagement.
  • Start with a manageable weight to master the form before increasing the load.

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