Muscle Performance Normative Data

Flexibility Norms fo for 18 – 29 Year Old Men and Women*
*Based on data from the Fitness Institute of Texas using the 90/90 Hamstring Technique and the Modified-Modified Schober Flexion and Extension Techniques
 
Men
Women
Percentile Hamstring (degrees) Forward Flexion (cm) Backward Extension (cm) Hamstring (degrees) Forward Flexion (cm) Backward Extension (cm)
90 175 7.9 5.0 179 7.1 4.6
80 170 7.4 4.6 174 6.7 4.2
70 165 6.9 4.2 170 6.2 3.8
60 161 6.4 3.9 166 5.7 3.4
50 157 5.9 3.5 161 5.3 3.1
40 152 5.4 3.1 157 4.8 2.7
30 148 4.9 2.7 153 4.3 2.3
20 144 4.4 2.4 148 3.9 1.9
10 139 3.8 2.0 144 3.4 1.6
Muscular Power Norms for 18 – 29 Year Old Men and Women*
*Based on data from the Fitness Institute of Texas. Texas Power measures the power in one leg while the Vertical Jump Power measures the power in both legs; therefore, the Texas Power values are less than the Vertical Jump Power values.
 
Men
Women
Percentile Texas Power (Watts) Vertical Jump (in) VJ Power (Watts) Texas Power (Watts) Vertical Jump (in) VJ Power (Watts)
90 1290 24.4 5450 820 16.6 3350
80 1245 23.2 5200 780 15.8 3150
70 1200 22.0 4940 740 14.9 2950
60 1155 20.7 4700 700 14.0 2750
50 1110 19.5 4450 660 13.2 2550
40 1065 18.3 4200 620 12.3 2350
30 1020 17.1 3950 580 11.4 2150
20 975 15.9 3700 540 10.6 1950
10 930 14.6 3450 500 9.7 1750
Bench Press Norms for Men
 
Age

Percentile

20 – 29

30 – 39

40 – 49

50 – 59

60+

90

1.49

1.24

1.10

0.97

0.89

80

1.39

1.12

1.00

0.90

0.82

70

1.29

1.04

0.93

0.84

0.77

60

1.20

0.98

0.88

0.79

0.72

50

1.10

0.93

0.84

0.75

0.68

40

1.00

0.88

0.80

0.71

0.66

30

0.90

0.83

0.76

0.68

0.63

20

0.81

0.78

0.72

0.63

0.57

10

0.71

0.71

0.65

0.57

0.53

Bench Press Norms for Women
 
Age

Percentile

20 – 29

30 – 39

40 – 49

50 – 59

60+

90

0.75

0.76

0.71

0.61

0.64

80

0.70

0.70

0.62

0.55

0.54

70

0.65

0.63

0.57

0.52

0.51

60

0.60

0.60

0.54

0.48

0.47

50

0.56

0.57

0.52

0.46

0.45

40

0.51

0.53

0.50

0.44

0.43

30

0.47

0.51

0.47

0.42

0.40

20

0.42

0.47

0.43

0.39

0.38

10

0.37

0.42

0.38

0.37

0.33

*Values are expressed relative to body weight i.e. maximum bench press/body weight.

*Norms for 20-29 yr old age category are based on data from the Fitness Institute of Texas. Norms for all other age groups are based on data from the Institute for Aerobics Research, Dallas, TX using a Universal DVR machine. Values are for one repetition maximum and are expressed as amount of weight lifted per pound of body weight.

Bench Press and Leg Press Norms for 18 – 29 Year Old Men and Women*
Percentile

Men Bench Press

Men Leg Press

Women Bench Press

Women Leg Press

90 1.49 4.84 0.75 3.71
80 1.39 4.55 0.70 3.47
70 1.29 4.25 0.65 3.23
60 1.20 3.96 0.60 2.99
50 1.10 3.65 0.56 2.75
40 1.00 3.36 0.51 2.51
30 0.90 3.06 0.47 2.27
20 0.81 2.77 0.42 2.03
10 0.71 2.47 0.37 1.79

*Values are expressed relative to body weight i.e. maximum leg press/body weight.

*Based on data from the Fitness Institute of Texas using the Cybex 45o leg press. Norms using the Cybex leg press are not available for other age groups. Values are for one repetition maximum and are expressed as amount of weight lifted per pound of body weight.