How much should you squat?

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  • 01.09.2015

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Wondering how your back squat compares to other folks your size? Wonder no more! Here’s two handy tables (one for women, one for men) that lets you compare your 5RM back squat weight to the average. All weights listed below are in pounds (lbs).

Back Squat: Women

BODYWEIGHT UN-TRAINED 6-9 MO. TRAINING
114 53 98
123 56 103
132 59 110
148 65 121
165 70 130
181 75 139

Back Squat: Men

BODYWEIGHT UN-TRAINED 6-9 MO. TRAINING
132 91 168
148 101 188
165 110 204
181 119 220
198 125 232
220 132 244

Can’t find your bodyweight? Check out this full PDF of strength standards.

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