Bench Press Standards & Statistics in the UK

Last Updated: December 24, 2020
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Viewing Bench Press Standards will allow you to compare your weightlifting progress against other weightlifters. It uses advanced statistics to find the average that you should be lifting, considering your skill level.

BodyWeight (KG)BeginnerHobbyistIntermediateExperiencedProfessional
5023kg37kg55kg77kg102
5528kg43kg63kg86kg112kg
6033kg49kg70kg95kg121kg
6538kg55kg77kg103kg130kg
7043kg61kg84kg110kg139kg
7547kg67kg91kg118kg147kg
8052kg72kg97kg125kg155kg
8557kg78kg103kg132kg163kg
9061kg83kg109kg139kg171kg
9565kg88kg115kg145kg178kg
10070kg93kg121kg152kg185kg
10574kg98kg126kg158kg192kg
11078kg102kg131kg164kg199kg
11582kg107kg137kg170kg205kg
12086kg112kg142kg176kg211kg
12590kg116kg147kg181kg217kg
13094kg120kg152kg187kg223kg
13598kg125kg156kg192kg229kg
140101kg129kg161kg197kg235kg
Male Bench Press Standards (Bodyweight to Experience)

What do the Male Bench Press Strength Standards mean?

All of the above weights do include the weight of the bar, so a 100kg bench press would be 80kg worth of weights added to the bar.

The above table is a fantastic way to measure your strength against other lifters, alongside checking your experience and whether you're making the right progress.

For example, if you are an experienced weightlifter, weighing 120kg and are struggling to lift over 100kg of weight, you're not progressing as well as you should be. This is an excellent barometer of your progress.

If you've been training for 5 years, and can hit a 180kg+ Bench Press, this shows that you're progressing quite well against the competition. You can look at these standards and use them as a monitor, to see what you should be lifting on average.

The weight classes have been separated, defined by the following:

  • Beginner – You have started training in the last 6 months.
  • Hobbyist – You're training more frequently, but it's still more of a hobby than a significant lifestyle to live. At this point, you'll be stronger than around 20% of other gym members.
  • Intermediate – You have trained for 2 years, at this point stronger than 50% of others.
  • Advanced – You have dedicated 5 years to consistent training. At this point, you will be stronger than 85% of other gym members around the same weight.
  • Professional – You have been training for over 5 years, dedicating yourself fully to the fitness lifestyle. You're considered a professional, stronger than 95% of lifters.
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