How Much Should You Be Able To Deadlift (By Age & Weight)

how strong lifters should expect to be at their age, and what the average bench press is for 19 to 39-year-olds

As we get more training experience under our belt, it can be useful to figure out if our deadlift is where we would expect it to be for our age and weight, or if it is outside the norm – for better or for worse.

To determine if we’re excelling or struggling we need to know what the average deadlift is for our age and weight – so after doing my research and gathering data, we can now see how strong lifters should expect to be at their age, and what the average bench press is for 19 to 39-year-olds.

The following data represents all of the 19 to 39-year-old lifters who have competed in the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF). The data from these lifters were used to provide average bench strength at each age, and across all IPF weight classes. 

This data is intended to be used as a reference point for powerlifters, or lifters in general, to see how relative strength changes across these age groups and weight classes.  If you’re not a powerlifter, you can still get an estimate of what you should be lifting based on this data. 

Make sure to check out our other strength guides and standards:

What Is The Average Deadlift For A 19 Year Old?

The average deadlift for a male 19-year-old is 2.5 times bodyweight.  The average deadlift for a female 19-year-old is 1.9 times bodyweight. Depending on the weight class, deadlifts will range from 151kg to 250kg for men and 92kg to 147kg for women.

Male 19 Year Olds

53kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 151kg.

59kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 165kg.

66kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 184kg.

74kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 201kg.

83kg 

The average deadlift for this weight class is 213kg.

93kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 227kg.

105kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 237kg.

120kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 248kg.

120+kg: 

The average deadlift for this weight class is 250kg.

Takeaway

Across the weight classes, the 53kg 19 year olds have the strongest deadlifts on average compared to the other body weight categories at 2.85xBW.  The 120+kg lifters have the weakest deadlifts of the 19 year olds at 1.92xBW, which we can assume is because they have less lean muscle mass despite a heavier body weight.

Female 19 Year Olds

43kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 92kg.

47kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 96kg.

52kg 

The average deadlift for this weight class is 108kg.

57kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 117kg.

63kg 

The average deadlift for this weight class is 127kg.

69kg 

The average deadlift for this weight class is 127kg.

76kg 

The average deadlift for this weight class is 136kg.

84kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 141kg.

84+kg: 

The average deadlift for this weight class is 147kg.

Takeaway

Across the weight classes, the 43kg 19 year olds have the strongest deadlifts on average compared to the other body weight categories at 2.14xBW. The 84+kg lifters have the weakest deadlifts of the 19 year olds at 1.63xBW on average.

What Is The Average Deadlift For A 20 Year Old?

The average deadlift for a male 20-year-old is 2.5 times bodyweight.  The average deadlift for a female 20-year-old is 2.0 times bodyweight. Depending on the weight class, deadlifts will range from 147kg to 258kg for men and 95kg to 153kg for women.

Male 20 Year Olds

53kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 147kg.

59kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 171kg.

66kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 188kg.

74kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 206kg.

83kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 217kg.

93kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 232kg.

105kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 243kg.

120kg 

The average deadlift for this weight class is 251kg.

120+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 258kg.

Takeaway

The data shows that the relative deadlift strength of male 20 year olds has a downward trend as weight classes increase. The weight class with the highest relative deadlift strength is the 59kg class with average deadlifts of 2.89xBW. The weight class with the lowest relative strength is the 120+kg class with average deadlifts of 1.98xBW.

Female 20 Year Olds

43kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 95kg.

47kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 105kg.

52kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 110kg.

57kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 121kg.

63kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 127kg.

69kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 138kg.

76kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 127kg.

84kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 144kg.

84+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 153kg.

Takeaway

The lighter weight classes have better relative strength on average than the heavier weight classes, with the highest strength levels being the 47kg class with deadlifts of 2.23xBW and the lowest deadlift strength being the 76kg class with 1.67xBW (although there is limited data for this class).

What Is The Average Deadlift For A 21 Year Old?

The average deadlift for a male 21-year-old is 2.6 times bodyweight.  The average deadlift for a female 21-year-old is 2.1 times bodyweight. Depending on the weight class, deadlifts will range from 156kg to 264kg for men and 97kg to 158kg for women.

Male 21 Year Olds

53kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 156kg.

59kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 177kg.

66kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 193kg.

74kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 208kg.

83kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 222kg.

93kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 236kg.

105kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 247kg.

120kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 255kg.

120+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 264kg.

Takeaway

As the weight classes increase, the average relative strength decreases for the 21 year old males. The class with the highest relative deadlift strength is the 59kg class with 3.00xBW deadlifts. The 120+kg class has the lowest relative strength with deadlifts of 2.03xBW.

Female 21 Year Olds

43kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 97kg.

47kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 109kg.

52kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 115kg.

57kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 126kg.

63kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 131kg.

69kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 141kg.

76kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 158kg.

84kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 148kg.

84+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 157kg.

Takeaway

Across the weight classes, the 47kg 21 year olds have the strongest deadlifts on average compared to the other body weight categories at 2.31xBW. The 84+kg lifters have the weakest deadlifts of the 21 year olds at 1.75xBW on average. 

What Is The Average Deadlift For A 22 Year Old?

The average deadlift for a male 22-year-old is 2.7 times bodyweight.  The average deadlift for a female 22-year-old is 2.1 times bodyweight. Depending on the weight class, deadlifts will range from 170kg to 261kg for men and 95kg to 159kg for women.

Male 22 Year Olds

53kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 170kg.

59kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 179kg.

66kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 199kg.

74kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 213kg.

83kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 228kg.

93kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 239kg.

105kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 252kg.

120kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 261kg.

120+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 261kg.

Takeaway

The average relative deadlift strength has a downward trend as the weight classes increase, with the strongest deadlifts from the 53kg class at 3.21xBW, and the lowest from the 120+kg class at 2.01xBW.

Female 22 Year Olds

43kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 95kg.

47kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 114kg.

52kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 121kg.

57kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 128kg.

63kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 133kg.

69kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 133kg.

76kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 148kg.

84kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 149kg.

84+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 159kg.

Takeaway

According to the data, the lighter lifters have stronger deadlifts on average than the heavier weight classes when body weight is factored in. The strongest relative deadlifts are from lifters in the 47kg class at 2.42xBW. The weight classes with the lowest relative strength are the 84kg and 84+kg class with deadlifts at 1.77xBW.

What Is The Average Deadlift For A 23 Year Old?

The average deadlift for a male 23-year-old is 2.6 times bodyweight.  The average deadlift for a female 23-year-old is 2.1 times bodyweight. Depending on the weight class, deadlifts will range from 131kg to 268kg for men and 107kg to 162kg for women.

Male 23 Year Olds

53kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 131kg.

59kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 176kg.

66kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 201kg.

74kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 213kg.

83kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 228kg.

93kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 239kg.

105kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 252kg.

120kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 260kg.

120+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 268kg.

Takeaway

The weight class with the strongest relative deadlifts for 23 year olds is the 66kg class with average deadlifts of 3.04xBW. The weakest deadlifts for 23 year old males are from the 120+kg class at 2.06xBW.

Female 23 Year Olds

43kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 107kg.

47kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 111kg.

52kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 123kg.

57kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 130kg.

63kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 136kg.

69kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 141kg.

76kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 139kg.

84kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 149kg.

84+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 162kg.

Takeaway

The data shows that for female 23 year olds relative strength decreases as the weight classes increase. The 43kg class has the strongest relative deadlifts for 23 year old females at 2.48xBW, and the 84kg weight class has the weakest deadlifts relative to their bodyweight at 1.78xBW.

What Is The Average Deadlift For A 24 Year Old?

The average deadlift for a male 24-year-old is 2.6 times bodyweight.  The average deadlift for a female 24-year-old is 2.1 times bodyweight. Depending on the weight class, deadlifts will range from 158kg to 266kg for men and 112kg to 155kg for women.

Male 24 Year Olds

53kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 158kg.

59kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 175kg.

66kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 197kg.

74kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 214kg.

83kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 227kg.

93kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 241kg.

105kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 252kg.

120kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 260kg.

120+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 266kg.

Takeaway

Across the weight classes, the 66kg 24 year olds have the strongest deadlifts on average compared to the other body weight categories at 2.98xBW. The 120+kg lifters have the weakest deadlifts of the 24 year olds at 2.04xBW on average.

Female 24 Year Olds

43kg

There is no data for this weight class.

47kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 112kg.

52kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 121kg.

57kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 130kg.

63kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 136kg.

69kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 148kg.

76kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 148kg.

84kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 152kg.

84+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 155kg.

Takeaway

The data shows that as the weight classes increase, relative strength decreases. The 47kg class has the highest relative deadlift strength for 24 year old females at 2.38xBW. The 84+kg class has the lowest deadlift strength relative to their body weights at 1.72xBW.

What Is The Average Deadlift For A 25 Year Old?

The average deadlift for a male 25-year-old is 2.7 times bodyweight.  The average deadlift for a female 25-year-old is 2.1 times bodyweight. Depending on the weight class, deadlifts will range from 168kg to 265kg for men and 109kg to 157kg for women.

Male 25 Year Olds

53kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 168kg.

59kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 177kg.

66kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 193kg.

74kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 214kg.

83kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 228kg.

93kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 240kg.

105kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 252kg.

120kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 261kg.

120+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 265kg.

Takeaway

The lighter weight classes have better relative strength on average than the heavier weight classes, with the highest strength levels being the 53kg class with deadlifts of 3.16xBW (although there is limited data in this weight class at this age group), and the lowest deadlift strength being the 120+kg class with 2.04xBW deadlifts.

Female 25 Year Olds

43kg

There is no data for this weight class.

47kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 109kg.

52kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 119kg.

57kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 130kg.

63kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 137kg.

69kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 140kg.

76kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 146kg.

84kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 149kg.

84+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 157kg.

Takeaway

The data shows that as the weight classes increase there is a downward trend in relative strength. The 47kg class has the highest relative deadlift strength for 25 year old females at 2.33xBW. The 84+kg class has the lowest deadlift strength relative to their body weights at 1.74xBW.

What Is The Average Deadlift For A 26 Year Old?

The average deadlift for a male 26-year-old is 2.7 times bodyweight.  The average deadlift for a female 26-year-old is 2.0 times bodyweight. Depending on the weight class, deadlifts will range from 166kg to 275kg for men and 116kg to 159kg for women.

Male 26 Year Olds

53kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 166kg.

59kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 175kg.

66kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 196kg.

74kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 214kg.

83kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 224kg.

93kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 240kg.

105kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 252kg.

120kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 265kg.

120+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 275kg.

Takeaway

For the 26 year old males, the 120+kg class has the weakest deadlift strength relative to their body weight at 2.11xBW. The 53kg class has the highest deadlift strength relative to their body weight at 3.14xBW.

Female 26 Year Olds

43kg

There is no data for this weight class.

47kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 116kg.

52kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 121kg.

57kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 129kg.

63kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 137kg.

69kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 143kg.

76kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 148kg.

84kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 151kg.

84+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 159kg.

Takeaway

For 26 year old females, there is a downward trend in relative strength as weight classes increase. The 47kg class has the highest relative deadlift press strength, and the 84+kg class has the lowest relative deadlift strength at 1.76xBW.

What Is The Average Deadlift For A 27 Year Old?

The average deadlift for a male 27-year-old is 2.6 times bodyweight.  The average deadlift for a female 27-year-old is 2.1 times bodyweight. Depending on the weight class, deadlifts will range from 177kg to 274kg for men and 70kg to 161kg for women.

Male 27 Year Olds

53kg

There is no data for this weight class.

59kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 177kg.

66kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 199kg.

74kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 213kg.

83kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 226kg.

93kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 239kg.

105kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 255kg.

120kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 257kg.

120+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 274kg.

Takeaway

The 120+kg class has the weakest deadlift strength relative to their body weight at 2.11xBW. The 66kg weight class has the highest deadlift strength relative to their body weights at 3.01xBW.

Female 27 Year Olds

43kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 70kg.

47kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 114kg.

52kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 120kg.

57kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 133kg.

63kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 137kg.

69kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 142kg.

76kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 161kg.

84kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 148kg.

84+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 160kg.

Takeaway

For 27 year old women, the weight class with the highest relative deadlift strength is the 47kg class at 2.42xBW, and the weight class with the lowest relative deadlift strength is the 84kg class at 1.76xBW. 

What Is The Average Deadlift For A 28 Year Old?

The average deadlift for a male 28-year-old is 2.6 times bodyweight.  The average deadlift for a female 28-year-old is 2.1 times bodyweight. Depending on the weight class, deadlifts will range from 182kg to 273kg for men and 117kg to 159kg for women.

Male 28 Year Olds

53kg

There is no data for this weight class.

59kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 182kg.

66kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 199kg.

74kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 207kg.

83kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 227kg.

93kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 237kg.

105kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 251kg.

120kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 264kg.

120+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 273kg.

Takeaway

According to the data, the 120+kg class has the weakest deadlift strength relative to their body weight at 2.10xBW. The 59kg class has the highest deadlift strength relative to their body weights at 3.08xBW.

Female 28 Year Olds

43kg

There is no data for this weight class.

47kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 117kg.

52kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 122kg.

57kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 128kg.

63kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 137kg.

69kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 137kg.

76kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 135kg.

84kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 147kg.

84+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 159kg.

Takeaway

The data suggest that for 28 year old females, the 47kg weight class had the highest relative deadlift strength at 2.48xBW, and the 84kg class had the lowest relative deadlift strength at 1.76xBW. 

What Is The Average Deadlift For A 29 Year Old?

The average deadlift for a male 29-year-old is 2.6 times bodyweight.  The average deadlift for a female 29-year-old is 2.1 times bodyweight. Depending on the weight class, deadlifts will range from 177kg to 274kg for men and 107kg to 157kg for women.

Male 29 Year Olds

53kg

There is no data for this weight class.

59kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 177kg.

66kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 195kg.

74kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 210kg.

83kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 226kg.

93kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 237kg.

105kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 251kg.

120kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 259kg.

120+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 274kg.

Takeaway

Among 29 year old males, the 120+kg class has the weakest deadlift strength relative to their body weight at 2.11xBW. The 59kg class has the highest deadlift strength relative to their body weights at 2.99xBW.

Female 29 Year Olds

43kg

There is no data for this weight class.

47kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 107kg.

52kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 123kg.

57kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 129kg.

63kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 137kg.

69kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 146kg.

76kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 168kg.

84kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 148kg.

84+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 157kg.

Takeaway

The data shows that the 52kg class has the highest relative deadlift strength for 29 year old females at 2.36xBW, and the 84+kg has the lowest relative deadlift strength at 1.75xBW.

What Is The Average Deadlift For A 30 Year Old?

The average deadlift for a male 30-year-old is 2.6 times bodyweight.  The average deadlift  for a female 30-year-old is 2.1 times bodyweight. Depending on the weight class, deadlifts will range from 184kg to 273kg for men and 116kg to 168kg for women.

Male 30 Year Olds

53kg

There is no data for this weight class.

59kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 184kg.

66kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 196kg.

74kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 214kg.

83kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 226kg.

93kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 236kg.

105kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 248kg.

120kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 260kg.

120+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 273kg.

Takeaway

The data shows that there is a downward trend in relative strength as the weight classes increase. The 120+kg class has the weakest deadlift strength relative to their body weight at 2.10xBW. The 59kg class has the highest deadlift strength relative to their body weights at 3.12xBW.

Female 30 Year Olds

43kg

There is no data for this weight class.

47kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 116kg.

52kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 124kg.

57kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 127kg.

63kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 134kg.

69kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 156kg.

76kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 168kg.

84kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 148kg.

84+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 157kg.

Takeaway

For 30 year old females there is a downward trend in relative strength as weight classes increase. The 47kg class has the strongest relative deadlift strength at 2.46xBW, and the 84+kg class has the lowest relative deadlift strength at 1.74xBW .

What Is The Average Deadlift For A 31 Year Old?

The average deadlift for a male 31-year-old is 2.6 times bodyweight. The average deadlift for a female 31-year-old is 2.1 times bodyweight. Depending on the weight class, deadlifts will range from 187kg to 271kg for men and 112kg to 156kg for women.

Male 31 Year Olds

53kg

There is no data for this weight class.

59kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 187kg.

66kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 192kg.

74kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 213kg.

83kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 225kg.

93kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 236kg.

105kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 247kg.

120kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 254kg.

120+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 271kg.

Takeaway

For 31 year old males, there continues to be a decrease in relative strength as the weight classes increase. The 120+kg class has the weakest deadlift strength relative to their body weight at 2.08xBW, while the 59kg class has the highest deadlift strength relative to their body weights at 3.17xBW.

Female 31 Year Olds

43kg

There is no data for this weight class.

47kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 112kg.

52kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 121kg.

57kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 127kg.

63kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 133kg.

69kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 144kg.

76kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 152kg.

84kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 145kg.

84+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 156kg.

Takeaway

For 31 year old females, relative strength decreases as the weight classes increase as well. The 47kg class has the highest relative deadlift strength at 2.38xBW, and the 84kg and 84+kg weight classes have the lowest relative deadlift strength at 1.73xBW.

What Is The Average Deadlift For A 32 Year Old?

The average deadlift for a male 32-year-old is 2.6 times bodyweight.  The average deadlift for a female 32-year-old is 2.1 times bodyweight. Depending on the weight class, deadlifts will range from 186kg to 272kg for men and 100kg to 155kg for women.

Male 32 Year Olds

53kg

There is no data for this weight class.

59kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 186kg.

66kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 201kg.

74kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 212kg.

83kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 226kg.

93kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 235kg.

105kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 246kg.

120kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 256kg.

120+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 272kg.

Takeaway

There is a downward trend of relative strength as weight classes increase for 32 year old males. The 120+kg class has the weakest deadlift strength relative to their body weight at 2.09xBW. The 59kg class has the highest deadlift strength relative to their body weight at 3.15xBW.

Female 32 Year Olds

43kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 100kg.

47kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 114kg.

52kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 128kg.

57kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 127kg.

63kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 135kg.

69kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 136kg.

76kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 147kg.

84kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 151kg.

84+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 155kg.

Takeaway

According to the data for 32 year old females, the 52kg class has the highest relative deadlift strength at 2.47xBW, and the 84+kg has the lowest relative deadlift strength at 1.72xBW.

What Is The Average Deadlift For A 33 Year Old?

The average deadlift for a male 33-year-old is 2.6 times bodyweight. The average deadlift for a female 33-year-old is 2.1 times bodyweight. Depending on the weight class, deadlifts will range from 170kg to 273kg for men and 100kg to 153kg for women.

Male 33 Year Olds

53kg

There is no data for this weight class.

59kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 170kg.

66kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 203kg.

74kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 214kg.

83kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 227kg.

93kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 234kg.

105kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 245kg.

120kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 254kg.

120+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 273kg.

Takeaway

For 33 year old males, there is a decrease in relative strength as weight classes increase. The 120kg and 120+kg classes have the weakest deadlift strength relative to their body weight at 2.10xBW. The 66kg class has the highest deadlift strength relative to their body weights at 3.07xBW.

Female 33 Year Olds

43kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 100kg.

47kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 121kg.

52kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 124kg.

57kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 129kg.

63kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 134kg.

69kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 124kg.

76kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 147kg.

84kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 149kg.

84+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 153kg.

Takeaway

For 33 year old females, the lighter weight classes appear to have higher levels of relative deadlift strength than the heavier weight classes (except for the 43kg class which has limited data available). The 47kg class has the highest relative deadlift strength at 2.58xBW and the 84+kg class has the lowest relative strength at 1.70xBW.

What Is The Average Deadlift For A 34 Year Old?

The average deadlift for a male 34-year-old is 2.6 times bodyweight.  The average deadlift for a female 34-year-old is 2.0 times bodyweight. Depending on the weight class, deadlifts will range from 182kg to 269kg for men and 117kg to 152kg for women.

Male 34 Year Olds

53kg

There is no data for this weight class.

59kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 182kg.

66kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 207kg.

74kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 211kg.

83kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 222kg.

93kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 236kg.

105kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 244kg.

120kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 255kg.

120+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 269kg.

Takeaway

There is a downward trend in relative strength as weight classes increase for 34 year old males. The 120+kg class has the weakest deadlift strength relative to their body weight at 2.07xBW. The 66kg class has the highest deadlift strength relative to their body weight at 3.14xBW.

Female 34 Year Olds

43kg

There is no data for this weight class.

47kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 117kg.

52kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 122kg.

57kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 128kg.

63kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 137kg.

69kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 123kg.

76kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 140kg.

84kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 148kg.

84+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 152kg.

Takeaway

For 34 year old females, relative deadlift strength decreases as the weight classes increase (apart from the 69kg class that has limited data because it’s a new weight class as of 2021). The 47kg class has the highest relative deadlift strength at 2.48xBW, and the 84+kg has the lowest relative deadlift strength at 1.69xBW.

What Is The Average Deadlift For A 35 Year Old?

The average deadlift for a male 35-year-old is 2.6 times bodyweight.  The average deadlift for a female 35-year-old is 2.1 times bodyweight. Depending on the weight class, deadlifts will range from 191kg to 266kg for men and 116kg to 151kg for women.

Male 35 Year Olds

53kg

There is no data for this weight class.

59kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 191kg.

66kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 202kg.

74kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 209kg.

83kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 223kg.

93kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 233kg.

105kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 244kg.

120kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 258kg.

120+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 266kg.

Takeaway

The data shows that the 120+kg class has the weakest deadlift strength relative to their body weight at 2.04xBW, and that the 59kg class has the highest deadlift strength relative to their body weights at 3.23xBW.

Female 35 Year Olds

43kg

There is no data for this weight class.

47kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 116kg.

52kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 124kg.

57kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 130kg.

63kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 135kg.

69kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 146kg.

76kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 132kg.

84kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 144kg.

84+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 151kg.

Takeaway

For female 35 year olds, the data shows that the 47kg class has the highest relative deadlift strength at 2.47xBW. The data also suggests that the 84+kg class has the lowest relative deadlift strength at 1.68xBW.

What Is The Average Deadlift For A 36 Year Old?

The average deadlift for a male 36-year-old is 2.6 times bodyweight.  The average deadlift for a female 36-year-old is 2.2 times bodyweight. Depending on the weight class, deadlifts will range from 181kg to 269kg for men and 115kg to 149kg for women.

Male 36 Year Olds

53kg

There is no data for this weight class.

59kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 181kg.

66kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 202kg.

74kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 221kg.

83kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 219kg.

93kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 231kg.

105kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 246kg.

120kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 257kg.

120+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 259kg.

Takeaway

For 36 year old males, the data suggests that the 120+kg class has the weakest deadlift strength relative to their body weights at 1.99xBW, and the 59kg class has the highest deadlift strength relative to their body weight at 3.06xBW.

Female 36 Year Olds

43kg

There is no data for this weight class.

47kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 115kg.

52kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 124kg.

57kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 129kg.

63kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 138kg.

69kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 161kg.

76kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 178kg.

84kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 142kg.

84+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 149kg.

Takeaway

The data suggests that the weight class with the lowest relative deadlift strength is the 84+kg at 1.66xBW, and the 47kg class has the highest relative deadlift strength at 2.45xBW.

What Is The Average Deadlift For A 37 Year Old?

The average deadlift for a male 37-year-old is 2.6 times bodyweight.  The average deadlift for a female 37-year-old is 2.1 times bodyweight. Depending on the weight class, deadlifts will range from 191kg to 263kg for men and 121kg to 150kg for women.

Male 37 Year Olds

53kg

There is no data for this weight class.

59kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 191kg.

66kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 206kg.

74kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 205kg.

83kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 218kg.

93kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 228g.

105kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 240kg.

120kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 253kg.

120+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 263kg.

Takeaway

For 37 year old males, the 120+kg class has the weakest deadlift strength relative to their body weight at 2.02xBW. The 59kg class has the highest deadlift strength relative to their body weights at 3.24xBW.

Female 37 Year Olds

43kg

There is no data for this weight class.

47kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 121kg.

52kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 125kg.

57kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 131kg.

63kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 135kg.

69kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 137kg.

76kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 150kg.

84kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 144kg.

84+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 148kg.

For 37 year old females, there is a downward trend in relative strength as body weight increases.The 47kg class has the highest relative deadlift strength at 2.56xBW, and the 84+kg has the weakest relative deadlift strength at 1.65xBW.

What Is The Average Deadlift For A 38 Year Old?

The average deadlift for a male 38-year-old is 2.6 times bodyweight.  The average deadlift for a female 38-year-old is 2.0 times bodyweight. Depending on the weight class, deadlifts will range from 172kg to 262kg for men and 122kg to 152kg for women.

Male 38 Year Olds

53kg

There is no data for this weight class.

59kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 172kg.

66kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 206kg.

74kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 216kg.

83kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 217kg.

93kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 230kg.

105kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 239kg.

120kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 251kg.

120+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 262kg.

Takeaway

According to the data, the 120+kg class has the weakest deadlift strength relative to their body weight at 2.02xBW and the 66kg class has the highest deadlift strength relative to their body weight at 3.13xBW.

Female 38 Year Olds

43kg

There is no data for this weight class.

47kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 122kg.

52kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 128kg.

57kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 131kg.

63kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 135kg.

69kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 110kg.

76kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 131kg.

84kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 144kg.

84+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 152kg.

Takeaway

According to the data for the 38 year old females, the 47kg class has the highest relative deadlift strength at 2.60xBW, and the 69kg class has the lowest relative deadlift strength at 1.59xBW (but this could change as more data for these classes develops).

What Is The Average Deadlift For A 39 Year Old?

The average deadlift for a male 39-year-old is 2.5 times bodyweight.  The average deadlift for a female 39-year-old is 2.1 times bodyweight. Depending on the weight class, deadlifts will range from 164kg to 258kg for men and 119kg to 151kg for women.

Male 39 Year Olds

53kg

There is no data for this weight class.

59kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 164kg.

66kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 198kg.

74kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 211kg.

83kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 217kg.

93kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 232kg.

105kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 236kg.

120kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 252kg.

120+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 258kg.

Takeaway

For the 39 year old males, relative strength decreases as body weight increases. The 120+kg class has the weakest deadlift strength relative to their body weight at 1.99xBW, and the 66kg class has the highest deadlift strength relative to their body weight at 3.01xBW.


Female 39 Year Olds

43kg

There is no data for this weight class.

47kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 119kg.

52kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 127kg.

57kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 130kg.

63kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 134kg.

69kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 143kg.

76kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 141kg.

84kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 141kg.

84+kg

The average deadlift for this weight class is 151kg.

Takeaway

According to the data, the 47kg class has the highest relative deadlift strength at 2.54xBW, and the 84kg and 84+kg weight classes have the lowest relative deadlift strength at 1.68xBW.

How Does Deadlift Strength Vary Among 19 to 39 Year Olds?

how does deadlift strength vary among 19 to 39 year olds

According to the data, there is no significant difference between relative deadlift strength levels for 19 to 39 year olds. Across the age range, male relative deadlift strength stayed consistently between 2.5xBW to 2.7xBW across all weight classes and female relative deadlift strength stayed between 1.9xBW to 2.1xBW.

It may seem like the data is suggesting that we do not get stronger as we age; however, we have to keep in mind that we do not know how long these lifters have been lifting. It‘s very likely that many of these lifters did not start lifting until their 20s or 30s, and do not have as much training experience as we might expect.

It’s important to remember that the longer we are involved in powerlifting, the more potential we have to build additional lean mass – which will result in increased strength because we will have more contractile tissue working to move the weight. For this reason, we can conclude that strength gains are likely to be made as we age as long as we are training and eating to encourage increases in lean body mass, and we are refining our technique through trial and error.

The data shows that the lower weight classes tended to have more relative strength than the higher weight classes, which is likely because lifters in the lighter weight classes fill out their weight class with a larger percentage of lean mass. In contrast, the heavier classes are more likely to have more fat mass (which is not contractile tissue) than lean mass contributing to their body weight, and therefore have a smaller force output despite being heavier.

Final Thoughts

The data allows us to identify whether 19 to 39 year old lifters are average, below average, or above average with their deadlift strength compared to other lifters their age. If we want to improve our strength levels, it is important to dedicate more time training to promote gains in relative strength by developing proper technique and additional muscle mass.


About The Author

Amanda Parker

Amanda Parker has a passion for competing and coaching in both powerlifting and weightlifting. She uses her knowledge from her Kinesiology Degree, CSCS, and Precision Nutrition certification to coach athletes and lifestyle clients for performance in training and nutrition. Connect with her on Instagram.