Pullups Benchmarks


We've done the research so you don't have to; below is a list of the best sites to use to benchmark your time in the Pullups. This list was most recently updated on August 15, 2023. We'll update again as new sources become available or old one’s change.

Source Average Benchmark Dataset Data Source
Strength Level

GFF Choice

Male 14 (intermediate) 37 (elite)
Female 6 (intermediate) 26 (elite)
Male and Female
5 strength levels
By bodyweight 110-310 lbs
16 Age Categories
Ages 15-90
Data compiled by Owner Michael Clark. Data is based on user inputs to system and anaylized by computing processes. We set standards based on what people put into the calculator. This allows us to provide standards that do not exist anywhere else on the web. We carefully judge each lift and lifter to see if we should include that lift when calculating the standards.

Sample size and composition not available.

White Coat Trainer Male 4-8
Female 1-3
4 Age Levels
Ages <12 - 40+
3 strength levels
Male and Female
Data compiled by Alex & Brittany Robles are physicians, NASM Certified Personal Trainers, and founders of The White Coat Trainer: a resource dedicated to improving the health and fitness of busy professionals using time-efficient strategies. Their advice has been featured in My Fitness Pal, Prevention, Livestrong, Reader’s Digest, Bustle, The Active Times, and more.
Marathon Handbook 10 minimum in 2 mins = fit
above that = exceptional
5 Age Categories
Ages 6-71+
4 measurement values
Percentile placement
Male and Femle
Data compiled by Amber Sayer - a Fitness, Nutrition, and Wellness Writer and Editor, as well as a UESCA-certified running, endurance nutrition, and triathlon coach. She holds two Masters Degrees—one in Exercise Science and one in Prosthetics and Orthotics.
Based on Navy SEAL recruits records
Fitness Volt Male +20lbs added resistence (1rep)
Female -20 lbs assistance (1rep)
8 Strength Levels
Male and Female
97-320 lbs (bodyweight)
Data most recently updated by Matthey Magnante. Matthew is an ACE (American Council On Exercise) certified fitness professional. The data is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (CDC).

Sample size and composition not available.

WOD Fitters Male - 8 reps 4 Strength Levels
World Records
Data compiled from The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
FitBod 12+ for men
8+ for women
Male and Female
Ages 18-39
4 Strength Levels
Written by Amanda Dvorak, a freelance writer and powerlifting enthusiast. Amanda played softball for 12 years and discovered her passion for fitness when she was in college. It wasn’t until she started CrossFit in 2015 that she became interested in powerlifting and realized how much she loves lifting heavy weights.
Physical Living Male 8
Female 2
Male and Female
3 Age Groups
10 Strength Levels
Data compiled and written by By John Sifferman, MovNat Master Trainer based on internal researrch and the Candidate Fitness Assessment, which is used to determine the fitness levels of those seeking to enter the U.S. military..

Sample size and composition not available.


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