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Starting Strength

Press - Adult Men


Bodyweight
114
123

Cat. I

Cat. II

Cat. III

Cat. IV

Cat. V

53
57

72
78

90
98

107
116

129
141

132

61

84

105

125

151

148
165
181
198
220
242
275
319

69
75
81
85
89
93
96
98

94
102
110
116
122
127
131
133

119
129
138
146
155
159
164
167

140
153
164
173
183
189
194
199

169
186
218
234
255
264
272
278

320+

100

136

171

203

284

Press - Adult Women


Bodyweight
97
105
114
123
132
148
165
181
198

Cat. I
31
33
36
38
40
44
48
51
55

Cat. II
42
46
49
52
55
60
65
70
75

Cat. III
50
53
58
61
65
72
77
83
88

Cat. IV
66
71
76
81
85
94
102
110
117

Cat. V
85
91
97
104
110
121
134
140
151

199+

58

79

93

123

159

Press One-Repetition Maximum Standards (in pounds) for Males and Females. These are
performance standards, not norms. This exercise is performed with the technique described in
Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 3rd ed. Any knee extension renders an attempt invalid.

The Aasgaard Company


Wichita Falls, TX 2012

Starting Strength
Bench Press - Adult Men
Bodyweight
114
123

Cat. I

Cat. II

Cat. III

Cat. IV

Cat. V

84
91

107
116

130
142

179
194

222
242

132

98

125

153

208

260

148
165
181
198
220
242
275
319

109
119
128
135
142
149
153
156

140
152
164
173
183
190
196
199

172
187
201
213
225
232
239
244

234
255
275
289
306
316
325
333

291
319
343
362
381
395
407
416

320+

159

204

248

340

425

Bench Press - Adult Women


Bodyweight
97
105
114
123
132
148
165
181
198

Cat. I
49
53
57
60
64
70
76
81
88

Cat. II
63
68
73
77
82
90
97
104
112

Cat. III
73
79
85
90
95
105
113
122
130

Cat. IV
94
102
109
116
122
135
146
158
167

Cat. V
116
124
133
142
150
165
183
192
205

199+

92

118

137

177

217

Bench Press One-Repetition Maximum Standards (in pounds) for Males and Females. These
are performance standards, not norms. The exercise is performed with the technique used in
Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 3rd ed. No bouncing of the bar off the chest is allowed.
The shoulders, hips and feet must remain in contact with the bench and floor respectively at all
times during the test.

The Aasgaard Company


Wichita Falls, TX 2012

Starting Strength
Squat - Adult Men
Bodyweight
114
123

Cat. I

Cat. II

Cat. III

Cat. IV

Cat. V

78
84

144
155

174
190

240
259

132

91

168

205

278

148
165
181
198
220
242
275
319

101
110
119
125
132
137
141
144

188
204
220
232
244
255
261
267

230
250
269
285
301
311
319
326

313
342
367
387
409
423
435
445

320+

147

272

332

454

320
346
369
410
445
479
504
532
551
567
580
593

Squat - Adult Women


Bodyweight
97
105
114
123
132
148
165
181
198

Cat. I
46
49
53
56
59
65
70
75
81

Cat. II
84
91
98
103
110
121
130
139
150

Cat. III
98
106
114
121
127
141
151
164
174

Cat. IV
129
140
150
160
168
185
200
215
229

199+

85

158

184

242

Cat. V

163
174
187
199
211
232
256
268
288
303

Squat One-Repetition Maximum Standards (in pounds) for Males and Females. These are
performance standards, not norms. The exercise is performed using a full range of motion
described in Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 3rd ed.. A full squat is one where the apex
of the inguinal fold (at the superior anterior surface of the upper thigh) is below the superior
surface of the patella.

The Aasgaard Company


Wichita Falls, TX 2012

Starting Strength
Deadlift - Adult Men
Bodyweight
114
123

Cat. I

Cat. II

Cat. III

Cat. IV

Cat. V

97
105

179
194

204
222

299
320

132

113

209

239

342

148
165
181

126
137
148

234
254
274

269
293
315

380
411
438

198
220
242
275
319

156
164
172
176
180

289
305
318
326
333

333
351
363
373
381

457
479
490
499
506

320+

183

340

388

512

387
414
438
482
518
548
567
586
596
602
608
617

Deadlift - Adult Women


Bodyweight
97
105
114
123
132
148
165
181
198

Cat. I
57
61
66
70
74
81
88
94
101

Cat. II
105
114
122
129
137
151
162
174
187

Cat. III
122
132
142
151
159
176
189
204
217

Cat. IV
175
189
200
211
220
241
258
273
284

199+

107

197

229

297

Cat. V

232
242
253
263
273
295
319
329
349
364

Deadlift One-Repetition Maximum Standards (in pounds) for Males and Females. These are
performance standards, not norms. The exercise is performed using the technique used as
described in Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 3rd ed.

The Aasgaard Company


Wichita Falls, TX 2012

Starting Strength
Power Clean - Adult Men
Bodyweight
114
123

Cat. I

Cat. II

Cat. III

Cat. IV

Cat. V

56
60

103
112

125
137

173
186

132

65

121

148

200

148
165
181

73
79
85

135
147
158

166
180
194

225
246
264

198
220
242
275
319

90
95
99
102
104

167
176
183
188
192

205
217
224
230
235

279
294
305
313
320

320+

106

196

239

327

207
224
239
266
288
310
327
345
357
367
376
384

Power Clean - Adult Women


Bodyweight
97
105
114
123
132
148
165
181
198

Cat. I
33
35
38
40
43
47
50
54
58

Cat. II
61
66
70
74
79
87
93
100
108

Cat. III
70
76
82
87
92
101
109
118
125

Cat. IV
93
101
108
115
121
133
144
155
165

199+

61

114

132

174

Cat. V

117
125
135
143
152
167
184
193
207
218

Power Clean One-Repetition Maximum Standards (in pounds) for Males and Females. These
are performance standards, not norms. The exercise uses the technique described in Starting
Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 3rd ed.

The Aasgaard Company


Wichita Falls, TX 2012