StrengthStandards.com

 

Levels

  • Untrained
    An healthy individual who has not trained on the exercises before but can perform them correctly.
  • Novice
    An individual who has been training regularly for a period of 3-9 months.
  • Intermediate
    An individual who has been training regularly for up to two years.
  • Advanced
    An individual who has multi-year training experience with definite goals in the higher levels of competitive athletics.
  • Elite
    An athlete competing in strength sports. Less than 1% of the weight training population will attain this level. The standards calculated for this level do not represent the highest level of strength performance possible.

 

Strict Press

Knees must be kept straight, torso cannot lay back with the shoulders behind hips, and elbows must completely extend.