Performance Standards (lifter classification)

Submaximum loads may be used to estimate one rep maximum values using a One Rep Max Calculator.

Accumulated performance data is not predictive or regression derived. These performance standards should not to be confused with strength norms.

Standards are based on lifts with no assistive training gear (belt is acceptable).

Training levels used in performance standards are as follows:


An individual who has not trained on the exercises before, but can perform them correctly.


An individual who has trained regularly for up to several months.


An individual who has trained regularly for up to a couple years.


An individual who has trained multiple years.


An athlete competing in strength sports. 

Tables for classification (1RM). These are not representative of federation standards. Merely as a reference.

Squat 1RM

Bench Press 1RM

Deadlift 1RM


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