How Strength Level Calculates Your Overall Strength

We recently added overall ranking to user profiles to help you compare yourself to other lifters. The overall ranking is based on your total in the Big-3 exercises — bench press, squat and deadlift.

What does it look like?

Here is an example profile. Jack Hudson has been lifting consistently for a couple of years:

Example profile of consistent lifter

We add up his maximum lifts from bench, squat and deadlift, to give an estimated total of 500 kg. We then compare Jack’s total to other lifters at his body weight and find that he is stronger than 62% of lifters and has Intermediate relative strength.

How do we set the standards?

Strength Level calculates thousands of lifts every day. We take the lifters who do all three big lifts and calculate their totals. From this list of totals, we can count how many people can lift 300, 400, 500, 600 kg. We find your position in that list and show you the percentage of people you are stronger than.

We also take into account your body weight. We put people of different body weights into different lists, so that when you submit your lifts, we find the appropriate list for you and report your place in that list.


We hope this will give you some motivation to be an all-round lifter. Make sure you add a max lift for bench press, squat and deadlift, otherwise your overall ranking will be lower than you deserve.

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