Weightlifting Calculator: How Do You Rank in Chinese Weightlifting?

We created an online weightlifting calculator based on Zhang’s (2011) survey of over 200 elite Chinese male weightlifters who sought to answer the question:

How do you evaluate and rank Chinese athletes in each of the weightlifting weight classes?

In this post, we’re going to share the findings and break down the steps so that you can see how you measure up!

Summary: Ranking 223 Chinese Olympic Weightlifters

  1. Zhang’s (2011) study constructed a comprehensive weightlifting point system for each of the Olympic weightlifting weight classes based on:
    • Body shape,
    • Hormonal level,
    • Athletic performance.
  2. The body shape index consists of: 
    • Standing-Seated Height Index,
    • Shoulder – Waist Index,
    • Chest Size,
    • Relative Body Weight Index,
    • Body Fat %.
  3. The index of hormonal levels consists of:
    • Testosterone level
    • Cortisol level.
  4. The athletic performance index consists of weightlifting standards for:
    • Power snatch,
    • Power clean,
    • Push press,
    • Front squat,
    • Back squat,
    • Snatch deadlift,
    • Clean deadlift.
  5. Based on these indexes, you can create a Weightlifting Point System with 6 weightlifting rankings:
    • 0 – 20 very poor,
    • 20 – 40 poor,
    • 40 – 60 average,
    • 60 – 80 good,
    • 80 – 90 very good,
    • +90 excellent.
  6. The following weightlifters had the following scores out of 100: 
    • Zhang Jie (62kg Weightlifting Class): 90.67,
    • Liao Hui (69kg Weightlifting Class): 94.81,
    • Lü Xiaojun (77kg Weightlifting Class): 92.09,
    • Lü Yong (85kg Weightlifting Class): 91.67.

 

Weightlifting Calculator: How to find your Score

The original study determined weightlifting success is composed of body shape, hormonal level, and athletic performance:


Interestingly, body shape contributed only 12% of an athlete’s success.

Hormonal levels determined 20%.

But the biggest contributor is athletic performance (68%!).

What does this mean?

It means genetics is only part of the story and there is a substantial amount of achievement possible by improving your lifts.

This does NOT mean anyone can snatch like Lü Xiaojun.

But it means you can improve yourself substantially with proper training.

We’ll focus on body shape and athletic performance to determine weightlifting rankings because most people cannot get hormonal levels checked. So, the highest possible score is 80.

So if you want to compare yourself to the elites, just subtract 20 from their score.

Now, let’s break down the steps so that you can see how you measure up.

 

Step 1: Gather your measurements

Seated – Standing Height Index

The researcher calculated the ranking using the entire athlete sample with the following equation:

(Seated Height / Standing Height) * 100

Standing Height (cm)

The study used a medical height meter, but you can easily measure your height by standing straight against a wall and use a pencil to mark your height. Then you can use a tape measurer to calculate your height. We recommend measuring your height about 1 – 2 hours after waking up.

Seated Height (cm)

The study used a medical height meter, but you can easily measure your height by sitting upright with your back against a wall. Sit on a box or stool that allows your feet to stay flat on the ground and your hips and knees bent at 90˚.

Then use a pencil to mark your height (see image below).

Then you can use a tape measurer to calculate the length from the box to your marking. We recommend measuring your height about 1 – 2 hours after waking up.

Shoulder – Waist Index

Zhang calculated the weightlifting rankings using the entire athlete sample with the following equation:

(Shoulder Width / Iliac Width) * 100

Shoulder Width (cm)

Use a tape measurer and place it horizontally over the left and right AC joints (see image below).

Source: Ozaslan et al (2011)

If you’re by yourself, then try this tip from Healthline: “stand against a wall, reach across your left shoulder with your right hand and mark the place right above your shoulder joint.

Repeat the process on the opposite side with your opposite hand. Then use a measuring tape to measure the distance between the two markings.”

 

Iliac Width (cm)

Use a tape measurer and place it horizontally over the left and right ridges on the front of your hips (see image below).

Source: Ozaslan et al (2011)

Chest Size (cm)

The researcher calculated the ranking using the sample for each weight class using the following methodology:

Raise your arms, then place a measuring tape horizontally across the lower corner of the scapula, through the armpit, then place the lower edge of the tape on the upper edge of the nipple (see image below).

Keep your body relaxed and breathe naturally.

Relative Bodyweight Index

Zhang used the following equation in their weightlifting rankings for each of the weightlifting weight classes: 

Weight (Kg) / Height (Cm) × 1000

Weight (kg)

The study measured bodyweight in the morning, wearing underwear only.

We recommend weighing yourself before eating or drinking anything, and after going to the bathroom.

Body Fat (%)

The researcher calculated the weightlifting rankings for this index using the sample for each of the weightlifting weight classes.

However, the actual way to measure body fat was not clear in the study.

Fortunately, there are many ways you can find this yourself. 

You can use calipers, an electrical body fat scale, water displacement, or DEXA scan. 

 

Step 2: Find your Weightlifting Score with our Weightlifting Calculator

We used Zhang’s (2011) methodology to build the weightlifting calculator below.

Based on your measurements, you might get a zero score for some parts. Dont worry!

In terms of entering your 1 rep max (1RM), we recommend using the 1RM that maintains good technique. 

For example, your squat should be the heaviest squat that maintains a smooth speed, not a super slow grinding lift. 

Your power snatch should be the heaviest that you can perform without pressing out the barbell.

Since this study was conducted in 2011, it doesn’t reflect the changes in weightlifting classes by the IWF in 2018. 

If your body weight might be in between 2 Olympic weightlifting classes, use the weight class that you are closest to or the weight class you used before the change.

 

Select Weight Class:

Input Data:

Level 1 Index Level 2 Index Your Data Score Weight
A1: Body Shape B1 Seated – Standing Height Index

0.09
B2 Shoulder – Waist Index

0.13
B3 Chest Size

0.04
B4 Relative Bodyweight Index

0.30
B5 Body Fat Index

0.44
A3: Athletic Performance B9 Power Snatch

0.13
B10 Power Clean

0.07
B11 Push Press

0.05
B12 Front Squat

0.33
B13 Back Squat

0.13
B14 Snatch Deadlift

0.07
B15 Clean Deadlift

0.22

Body Shape Total (out of 100):  =

 

Sport Quality Total (out of 100): =

 

Get Your Total Score Now!

Step 3 : Choose the Weightlifting Point System to Identify Room for Improvement

Now that you have your score, you can see whether you need to work on your body shape or sports quality (or both!).

These data will break down where you can improve.

For example, if you weigh 85kg and your snatch deadlift is 250kg, then you are in the 95th percentile for that class. 

But if you also have a 250kg back squat, then you are in the 65th percentile for that class! So you might need to camp out in the squat rack for a few weeks to improve your sports quality.

56kg Weightlifting Standards

56kg Class (N = 31)
Points Seated – Standing Height Index Shoulder – Waist Index Chest Size (cm) Relative Bodyweight Index Body Fat Percentage
100 56.38 65.14 92.22 373.75 6.61
95 56.16 65.81 91.55 372.23 7.02
90 55.94 66.48 90.88 370.71 7.44
85 55.72 67.15 90.19 369.20 7.85
80 55.50 67.81 89.50 367.68 8.37
75 55.28 68.48 88.81 366.16 8.68
70 55.06 69.15 88.12 364.64 9.10
65 54.84 69.82 87.43 363.13 9.51
60 54.62 70.48 86.74 361.61 9.93
55 54.40 71.15 86.05 360.09 10.34
50 54.18 71.82 85.36 358.57 10.76
45 53.96 72.49 84.67 357.06 11.17
40 53.74 73.15 83.98 355.54 11.59
35 53.52 73.82 83.29 354.02 12.00
30 53.30 74.49 82.60 352.50 12.42
25 53.08 75.16 81.91 350.99 12.83
20 52.86 75.82 81.22 349.47 13.25
15 52.64 76.49 80.53 347.95 13.66
10 52.42 77.15 79.84 346.43 14.08
5 52.20 77.82 79.15 344.92 14.49
0 Below 52.20 Above 77.82 Below 79.15 Below 344.92 Above 14.49
Seated – Standing Height Index Shoulder – Waist Index Chest Size (cm) Relative Bodyweight Index Body Fat Percentage
Average Value 54.62 70.48 86.74cm 360.09 11.17
Standard Deviation 0.88 2.67 2.76 6.07 1.66
Minimum Value 51.47 62.50 80.00 355.10 6.80
Maximum Value 56.56 76.74 92.00 384.10 15.70

 

56kg Class (N = 31)
Points Power Snatch Power Clean Push Press Front Squat Back Squat Snatch Deadlift Clean Deadlift
100 124 152 137 195 205 181 208
95 120 148 133 190 200 177 204
90 117 144 129 185 196 173 200
85 114 141 126 181 191 169 196
80 110 137 122 176 186 165 192
75 107 133 118 171 181 160 188
70 104 130 114 166 177 156 185
65 101 126 110 162 172 152 181
60 97 122 107 157 167 148 177
55 94 119 103 152 162 144 173
50 91 115 99 147 158 140 169
45 88 111 95 143 153 136 165
40 84 108 92 138 148 131 162
35 81 104 88 133 143 127 158
30 78 100 84 128 138 123 154
25 75 97 80 124 134 119 150
20 71 93 77 119 129 115 146
15 68 89 73 114 124 111 142
10 65 85 69 109 119 106 138
5 62 82 65 104 114 102 134
0 < 62 < 82 < 65 < 104 < 114 < 102 < 134
Power Snatch Power Clean Push Press Front Squat Back Squat Snatch Deadlift Clean Deadlift
Average Value 94.08 118.76 106.68 152.32 152.32 147.96 168.84
Standard Deviation 12.95 14.67 15.09 16.99 16.99 16.60 17.36
Minimum Value 70.00 90.00 85.00 85.00 130.00 120.00 125.00
Maximum Value 125.00 155.00 145.00 145.00 200.00 175.00 210.00

 

62kg Weightlifting Standards

62kg Class (N = 32)
Points Seated – Standing Height Index Shoulder – Waist Index Chest Size (cm) Relative Bodyweight Index Body Fat Percentage
100 56.38 65.14 98.48 405.51 7.30
95 56.16 65.81 97.63 403.86 7.75
90 55.94 66.48 96.92 402.21 8.20
85 55.72 67.15 96.20 400.55 8.65
80 55.50 67.81 95.49 398.90 9.10
75 55.28 68.48 94.77 397.24 9.55
70 55.06 69.15 94.06 395.59 10.00
65 54.84 69.82 93.34 393.93 10.45
60 54.62 70.48 92.63 392.28 10.90
55 54.40 71.15 91.91 390.62 11.35
50 54.18 71.82 91.20 388.97 11.80
45 53.96 72.49 90.48 387.31 12.25
40 53.74 73.15 89.77 385.66 12.70
35 53.52 73.82 89.05 384.00 13.15
30 53.30 74.49 88.34 382.35 13.60
25 53.08 75.16 87.62 380.69 14.05
20 52.86 75.82 86.91 379.04 14.50
15 52.64 76.49 86.19 377.38 14.95
10 52.42 77.15 85.48 375.73 15.40
5 52.20 77.82 84.76 374.07 15.85
0 Below 52.20 Above 77.82 Below 84.08 Below 374.07 Above 15.85
Seated – Standing Height Index Shoulder – Waist Index Chest Size (cm) Relative Bodyweight Index Body Fat Percentage
Average Value 54.62 70.48 90.48 390.62 12.25
Standard Deviation 0.88 2.67 2.86 6.62 1.80
Minimum Value 51.47 62.50 85.00 382.53 6.30
Maximum Value 56.56 76.74 97.00 415.58 19.80

 

62kg Class (N = 32)
Points Power Snatch Power Clean Push Press Front Squat Back Squat Snatch Deadlift Clean Deadlift
100 134 157 143 227 240 208 230
95 130 153 139 222 234 204 226
90 126 149 136 217 229 200 221
85 123 145 132 212 224 196 217
80 119 141 128 207 219 191 212
75 116 138 124 202 214 187 207
70 112 134 120 198 209 183 202
65 109 130 117 193 203 179 197
60 105 126 113 188 198 174 192
55 102 122 109 183 193 170 188
50 99 118 105 178 188 166 183
45 95 114 101 173 183 162 178
40 92 111 98 168 178 158 173
35 88 107 94 163 172 153 168
30 85 103 90 158 167 149 163
25 81 99 86 153 162 145 159
20 78 95 82 148 157 141 154
15 74 91 79 143 152 136 149
10 71 87 75 138 147 132 144
5 67 83 71 133 142 128 139
0 < 67 < 83 < 71 < 133 < 142 < 128 < 139
Power Snatch Power Clean Push Press Front Squat Back Squat Snatch Deadlift Clean Deadlift
Average Value 102.00 126.04 112.78 172.78 190.00 161.74 182.78
Standard Deviation 13.81 15.44 15.18 19.78 20.62 16.91 24.32
Minimum Value 75.00 95.00 80.00 135.00 145.00 130.00 150.00
Maximum Value 135.00 160.00 145.00 230.00 245.00 210.00 230.00

 

69kg Class Weightlifting Standards

69kg Class
Points Seated – Standing Height Index Shoulder – Waist Index Chest Size (cm) Relative Bodyweight Index Body Fat Percentage
100 56.38 65.14 101.45 443.93 8.30
95 56.16 65.81 100.73 442.42 8.74
90 55.94 66.48 100.01 440.92 9.19
85 55.72 67.15 99.29 439.41 9.63
80 55.50 67.81 98.57 437.91 10.08
75 55.28 68.48 97.86 436.40 10.53
70 55.06 69.15 97.14 434.90 10.98
65 54.84 69.82 96.42 433.39 11.42
60 54.62 70.48 95.70 431.89 11.87
55 54.40 71.15 94.99 430.38 12.32
50 54.18 71.82 94.27 428.88 12.77
45 53.96 72.49 93.55 427.37 13.21
40 53.74 73.15 92.83 425.87 13.66
35 53.52 73.82 92.12 424.36 14.11
30 53.30 74.49 91.40 422.86 14.56
25 53.08 75.16 90.68 421.35 15.00
20 52.86 75.82 89.96 419.85 15.45
15 52.64 76.49 89.25 418.34 15.90
10 52.42 77.15 88.53 416.84 16.35
5 52.20 77.82 87.81 415.33 16.79
0 Below 52.20 Above 77.82 Below 87.81 Below 415.33 Above 16.79
Seated – Standing Height Index Shoulder – Waist Index Chest Size (cm) Relative Bodyweight Index Body Fat Percentage
Average Value 54.62 70.48 93.55 430.38 13.66
Standard Deviation 0.88 2.67 2.87 6.02 1.79
Minimum Value 51.47 62.50 88.00 420.11 8.50
Maximum Value 56.56 76.74 99.80 446.54 16.90

 

69kg Class (N = 29)
Points Power Snatch Power Clean Push Press Front Squat Back Squat Snatch Deadlift Clean Deadlift
100 143 168 154 240 260 233 256
95 139 164 151 236 255 229 251
90 136 161 148 231 251 225 246
85 133 158 144 227 246 220 241
80 129 155 141 222 241 216 236
75 126 152 138 218 236 212 231
70 123 148 135 213 231 207 226
65 119 145 132 208 227 203 221
60 116 142 129 204 222 199 216
55 113 139 125 199 217 195 211
50 109 135 122 195 212 190 206
45 106 132 119 190 208 186 201
40 103 129 116 186 203 182 196
35 99 126 113 181 198 177 191
30 96 123 110 177 193 173 186
25 93 119 106 172 188 169 181
20 89 116 103 168 184 165 176
15 86 113 100 163 179 160 171
10 83 110 97 159 174 156 166
5 79 107 93 154 169 152 161
0 < 79 < 107 < 93 < 154 < 169 < 152 < 161
Power Snatch Power Clean Push Press Front Squat Back Squat Snatch Deadlift Clean Deadlift
Average Value 116.00 138.69 125.42 190.31 212.31 181.73 205.96
Standard Deviation 13.36 12.83 12.64 18.17 19.81 17.12 25.85
Minimum Value 90.00 120.00 100.00 160.00 175.00 145.00 165.00
Maximum Value 145.00 170.00 155.00 240.00 260.00 235.00 260.00

 

77kg Class Weightlifting Standards

77kg Class
Points Seated – Standing Height Index Shoulder – Waist Index Chest Size (cm) Relative Bodyweight Index Body Fat Percentage
100 56.38 65.14 104.90 484.80 9.87
95 56.16 65.81 104.16 483.05 10.37
90 55.94 66.48 103.42 481.29 10.87
85 55.72 67.15 102.68 479.54 11.37
80 55.50 67.81 101.94 477.78 11.88
75 55.28 68.48 101.21 476.03 12.38
70 55.06 69.15 100.47 474.27 12.88
65 54.84 69.82 99.73 472.52 13.38
60 54.62 70.48 98.99 470.76 13.89
55 54.40 71.15 98.26 469.01 14.39
50 54.18 71.82 97.52 467.25 14.89
45 53.96 72.49 96.78 465.50 15.39
40 53.74 73.15 96.04 463.74 15.90
35 53.52 73.82 95.31 461.99 16.40
30 53.30 74.49 94.57 460.23 16.90
25 53.08 75.16 93.83 458.48 17.40
20 52.86 75.82 93.09 456.72 17.91
15 52.64 76.49 92.36 454.97 18.41
10 52.42 77.15 91.62 453.21 18.91
5 52.20 77.82 90.88 451.46 19.41
0 Below 52.20 Above 77.82 Below 90.88 Below 451.46 Above 19.41
Seated – Standing Height Index Shoulder – Waist Index Chest Size (cm) Relative Bodyweight Index Body Fat Percentage
Average Value 54.62 70.48 96.78 470.76 14.89
Standard Deviation 0.88 2.67 2.95 7.02 2.01
Minimum Value 51.47 62.50 91.20 451.42 9.80
Maximum Value 56.56 76.74 102.90 486.15 20.90

 

77kg Class (N = 30)
Points Power Snatch Power Clean Push Press Front Squat Back Squat Snatch Deadlift Clean Deadlift
100 153 179 165 251 279 245 265
95 149 175 162 246 274 240 260
90 146 172 159 240 268 234 254
85 142 168 155 235 262 229 248
80 139 165 152 230 257 223 243
75 136 162 149 225 251 218 237
70 132 1518 146 219 245 213 232
65 129 155 143 214 240 207 226
60 126 151 139 209 234 202 221
55 122 148 136 203 228 196 215
50 119 145 133 198 223 191 210
45 115 141 130 193 217 185 204
40 112 138 126 187 211 180 198
35 109 134 123 182 206 174 193
30 105 131 120 177 200 169 187
25 102 128 117 172 195 163 182
20 98 124 114 166 189 158 176
15 95 121 110 161 183 152 171
10 92 118 107 156 178 147 165
5 88 114 104 150 172 141 159
0 < 88 < 114 < 104 < 150 < 172 < 141 < 159
Power Snatch Power Clean Push Press Front Squat Back Squat Snatch Deadlift Clean Deadlift
Average Value 129.13 152.00 136.96 203.35 234.13 196.09 220.65
Standard Deviation 15.84 17.30 17.11 20.53 24.57 21.90 22.27
Minimum Value 105.00 125.00 110.00 175.00 190.00 160.00 180.00
Maximum Value 160.00 180.00 170.00 252.00 300.00 245.00 265.00

 

85kg Class Weightlifting Standards

85kg Class
Points Seated – Standing Height Index Shoulder – Waist Index Chest Size (cm) Relative Bodyweight Index Body Fat Percentage
100 56.38 65.14 109.56 522.06 11.45
95 56.16 65.81 108.71 520.07 12.02
90 55.94 66.48 107.86 518.07 12.58
85 55.72 67.15 107.01 516.08 13.15
80 55.50 67.81 106.16 514.08 13.71
75 55.28 68.48 105.32 512.09 14.28
70 55.06 69.15 104.47 510.09 14.84
65 54.84 69.82 103.62 508.10 15.41
60 54.62 70.48 102.77 506.10 15.97
55 54.40 71.15 101.93 504.11 16.54
50 54.18 71.82 101.08 502.11 17.10
45 53.96 72.49 100.23 500.12 17.67
40 53.74 73.15 99.38 498.12 18.23
35 53.52 73.82 98.54 496.13 18.80
30 53.30 74.49 97.69 494.13 19.36
25 53.08 75.16 96.84 492.14 19.93
20 52.86 75.82 95.99 490.14 20.49
15 52.64 76.49 95.15 488.15 21.03
10 52.42 77.15 94.30 486.15 21.57
5 52.20 77.82 93.45 484.16 22.13
0 Below 52.20 Above 77.82 Below 93.45 Below 484.16 Above 22.13
Seated – Standing Height Index Shoulder – Waist Index Chest Size (cm) Relative Bodyweight Index Body Fat Percentage
Average Value 54.62 70.48 100.23 510.10 15.97
Standard Deviation 0.88 2.67 3.39 7.98 2.26
Minimum Value 51.47 62.50 94.00 486.03 12.20
Maximum Value 56.56 76.74 105.00 527.27 22.60

 

85kg Class (N =27)
Points Power Snatch Power Clean Push Press Front Squat Back Squat Snatch Deadlift Clean Deadlift
100 165 190 174 260 284 256 278
95 162 186 170 255 279 251 273
90 159 182 166 251 274 246 268
85 156 178 162 246 270 241 263
80 153 174 159 241 265 236 258
75 150 171 155 236 261 231 253
70 147 167 151 232 256 226 248
65 144 163 147 227 251 221 243
60 141 159 143 222 247 216 238
55 138 155 140 217 242 211 233
50 135 151 136 213 238 206 228
45 132 147 132 208 233 201 223
40 129 143 128 203 228 196 218
35 126 139 124 198 224 191 213
30 123 135 121 194 219 186 208
25 120 131 117 189 215 181 203
20 117 127 113 184 210 176 198
15 114 123 109 179 205 171 193
10 111 119 105 175 201 166 188
5 108 115 101 170 196 161 183
0 < 108 < 115 < 101 < 170 < 196 < 161 < 183
Power Snatch Power Clean Push Press Front Squat Back Squat Snatch Deadlift Clean Deadlift
Average Value 138.05 162.64 147.23 222.23 246.78 215.86 237.96
Standard Deviation 11.87 15.78 15.22 19.01 18.41 20.03 20.15
Minimum Value 115.00 138.00 123.00 180.00 210.00 180.00 200.00
Maximum Value 165.00 190.00 174.00 260.00 280.00 255.00 275.00

 

94kg Class Weightlifting Standards

94kg Class
Points Seated – Standing Height Index Shoulder – Waist Index Chest Size (cm) Relative Bodyweight Index Body Fat Percentage
100 56.38 65.14 113.74 568.01 13.59
95 56.16 65.81 112.86 565.99 14.18
90 55.94 66.48 111.97 563.97 14.76
85 55.72 67.15 111.09 561.95 15.35
80 55.50 67.81 110.21 559.93 15.93
75 55.28 68.48 109.33 557.90 16.52
70 55.06 69.15 108.44 555.88 17.10
65 54.84 69.82 107.56 553.86 17.69
60 54.62 70.48 106.68 551.84 18.27
55 54.40 71.15 105.80 549.81 18.86
50 54.18 71.82 104.91 547.79 19.44
45 53.96 72.49 104.03 545.77 20.03
40 53.74 73.15 103.15 543.75 20.61
35 53.52 73.82 102.27 541.72 21.20
30 53.30 74.49 101.38 539.70 21.78
25 53.08 75.16 100.50 537.68 22.37
20 52.86 75.82 99.62 535.66 22.95
15 52.64 76.49 98.74 533.63 23.54
10 52.42 77.15 97.85 531.61 24.12
5 52.20 77.82 96.97 529.59 24.71
0 Below 52.20 Above 77.82 Below 96.97 Below 529.59 Above 24.71
Seated – Standing Height Index Shoulder – Waist Index Chest Size (cm) Relative Bodyweight Index Body Fat Percentage
Average Value 54.62 70.48 104.03 555.88 18.27
Standard Deviation 0.88 2.67 3.53 8.09 2.34
Minimum Value 51.47 62.50 98.10 533.33 13.10
Maximum Value 56.56 76.74 110.70 564.71 25.40

 

94kg Class (N =24)
Points Power Snatch Power Clean Push Press Front Squat Back Squat Snatch Deadlift Clean Deadlift
100 168 199 182 268 293 267 286
95 165 195 178 263 289 262 282
90 161 191 174 259 285 258 278
85 157 187 171 254 281 254 273
80 154 183 167 250 277 249 269
75 150 179 163 246 273 245 265
70 146 175 159 241 268 241 261
65 143 171 155 237 264 236 257
60 139 166 152 233 260 232 253
55 136 162 148 228 256 228 249
50 132 158 144 224 251 223 245
45 128 154 140 220 247 219 240
40 125 150 136 215 243 214 236
35 121 146 133 211 239 210 232
30 117 142 129 207 234 206 228
25 114 138 125 202 230 201 224
20 110 134 121 198 226 197 220
15 106 130 117 194 222 193 216
10 103 125 114 189 217 188 212
5 99 121 110 185 213 184 208
0 < 99 < 121 < 110 < 185 < 213 < 184 < 208
Power Snatch Power Clean Push Press Front Squat Back Squat Snatch Deadlift Clean Deadlift
Average Value 142.77 170.59 155.45 232.77 255.55 227.55 248.68
Standard Deviation 14.54 16.41 15.22 17.37 16.95 17.41 16.50
Minimum Value 115.00 140.00 128.00 200.00 220.00 195.00 218.00
Maximum Value 168.00 198.00 180.00 268.00 288.00 265.00 285.00

 

105kg Class Weightlifting Standards

105kg Class
Points Seated – Standing Height Index Shoulder – Waist Index Chest Size (cm) Relative Bodyweight Index Body Fat Percentage
100 56.38 65.14 120.48 632.58 15.68
95 56.16 65.81 119.52 630.08 16.41
90 55.94 66.48 118.56 627.58 17.15
85 55.72 67.15 117.60 625.08 17.88
80 55.50 67.81 116.64 622.57 18.62
75 55.28 68.48 115.68 620.07 19.35
70 55.06 69.15 114.72 617.57 20.09
65 54.84 69.82 113.76 615.07 20.82
60 54.62 70.48 112.80 612.56 21.56
55 54.40 71.15 111.84 610.06 22.29
50 54.18 71.82 110.88 607.56 23.03
45 53.96 72.49 109.92 605.06 23.76
40 53.74 73.15 108.96 602.55 24.50
35 53.52 73.82 108.00 600.05 25.23
30 53.30 74.49 107.04 597.55 25.97
25 53.08 75.16 106.08 595.05 26.70
20 52.86 75.82 105.12 592.54 27.44
15 52.64 76.49 104.16 590.04 28.17
10 52.42 77.15 103.20 587.54 28.91
5 52.20 77.82 102.24 585.04 29.64
0 Below 52.20 Above 77.82 Below 102.24 Below 585.04 Above 29.64
Seated – Standing Height Index Shoulder – Waist Index Chest Size (cm) Relative Bodyweight Index Body Fat Percentage
Average Value 54.62 70.48 109.92 610.06 20.82
Standard Deviation 0.88 2.67 3.84 10.01 2.98
Minimum Value 51.47 62.50 103.20 584.70 16.00
Maximum Value 56.56 76.74 118.20 635.73 27.50

 

105kg Class (N =25)
Points Power Snatch Power Clean Push Press Front Squat Back Squat Snatch Deadlift Clean Deadlift
100 174 203 187 277 302 271 293
95 170 199 183 272 298 266 289
90 167 195 180 268 293 262 284
85 163 191 176 263 289 257 279
80 159 187 173 259 285 252 275
75 155 183 169 254 280 247 270
70 152 179 166 250 276 243 266
65 148 175 163 245 272 238 261
60 144 171 159 241 267 233 257
55 141 167 156 236 263 229 252
50 137 163 152 231 259 224 248
45 133 159 149 227 254 219 243
40 129 155 145 222 250 215 238
35 126 151 142 218 245 210 234
30 122 147 138 213 241 205 229
25 118 143 135 209 237 200 225
20 114 138 132 204 232 196 220
15 111 134 128 200 228 191 216
10 108 130 125 195 224 186 211
5 105 126 122 191 219 181 207
0 < 105 < 126 < 122 < 191 < 219 < 181 < 207
Power Snatch Power Clean Push Press Front Squat Back Squat Snatch Deadlift Clean Deadlift
Average Value 147.95 174.70 159.10 240.50 262.90 238.05 261.20
Standard Deviation 14.90 16.09 13.80 18.18 17.46 18.80 18.21
Minimum Value 122.00 145.00 132.00 215.00 240.00 205.00 225.00
Maximum Value 175.00 200.00 185/00 275.00 295.00 270.00 290.00

 

+105kg Class Weightlifting Standards

+105kg Class
Points Seated – Standing Height Index Shoulder – Waist Index Chest Size (cm) Relative Bodyweight Index Body Fat Percentage
100 56.38 65.14 127.26 785.84 20.71
95 56.16 65.81 126.27 779.00 21.49
90 55.94 66.48 125.29 772.16 22.26
85 55.72 67.15 124.30 765.32 23.04
80 55.50 67.81 123.32 758.48 23.81
75 55.28 68.48 122.33 751.64 24.59
70 55.06 69.15 212.35 744.80 25.36
65 54.84 69.82 120.36 737.96 26.14
60 54.62 70.48 119.38 731.12 26.91
55 54.40 71.15 118.39 724.28 27.69
50 54.18 71.82 117.41 717.44 28.46
45 53.96 72.49 116.42 710.60 29.24
40 53.74 73.15 115.44 703.76 30.01
35 53.52 73.82 114.45 696.92 30.79
30 53.30 74.49 113.47 690.08 31.56
25 53.08 75.16 112.48 683.24 32.34
20 52.86 75.82 111.50 676.40 33.11
15 52.64 76.49 110.51 669.56 33.89
10 52.42 77.15 109.53 662.72 34.66
5 52.20 77.82 108.54 655.88 35.44
0 Below 52.20 Above 77.82 Below 108.54 Below 655.88 Above 35.44
Seated – Standing Height Index Shoulder – Waist Index Chest Size (cm) Relative Bodyweight Index Body Fat Percentage
Average Value 54.62 70.48 116.42 717.44 28.26
Standard Deviation 0.88 2.67 3.94 25.36 3.02
Minimum Value 51.47 62.50 110.00 632.61 21.90
Maximum Value 56.56 76.74 125.00 789.08 35.80

 

+105kg Class (N =25)
Points Power Snatch Power Clean Push Press Front Squat Back Squat Snatch Deadlift Clean Deadlift
100 180 224 198 293 354 297 321
95 176 219 194 287 346 291 315
90 172 213 189 282 339 284 308
85 169 208 185 277 331 278 302
80 165 203 181 272 323 271 296
75 161 197 177 266 315 265 290
70 158 192 172 261 307 259 283
65 154 187 168 256 299 252 277
60 151 181 164 251 292 246 271
55 147 176 160 245 284 239 265
50 143 171 155 240 276 233 259
45 140 165 151 235 268 226 252
40 136 160 147 229 260 220 246
35 133 155 143 224 253 214 240
30 129 149 138 219 245 207 234
25 125 144 134 214 237 201 227
20 122 139 130 208 229 194 221
15 118 133 126 203 221 188 215
10 114 128 121 198 213 182 209
5 111 123 117 193 206 176 203
0 < 111 < 123 < 117 < 193 < 206 < 176 < 203
Power Snatch Power Clean Push Press Front Squat Back Squat Snatch Deadlift Clean Deadlift
Average Value 150.60 181.25 163.80 245.25 276.00 245.75 270.95
Standard Deviation 14.47 21.30 16.99 21.10 31.27 25.69 24.89
Minimum Value 125.00 150.00 135.00 218.00 240.00 215.00 230.00
Maximum Value 182.00 230.00 200.00 285.00 360.00 310.00 330.00

 

Bonus: Weightlifting Scores from Elite Weightlifting

Want to know how you measure up to the best athletes in the world? 

Check out the weightlifting rankings below. 

We subtracted 20 points from their results so you can compare your scores with theirs.

Zhang Jie (62kg)

Zhang Jie is a Fujian weightlifter born in 1987.  He is the:

  • 2011 World Champion (145kg + 176kg),
  • 2010 Asian Games Champion (145kg + 176kg),
  • 3-time Asian Champion,
  • 2007 Junior World Champion.

Zhang Jie Results (62kg)
Level 1 Index Level 2 Index Index Data Score Weight
A1 Body Shape B1 Seated – Standing Height Index 55.53 80 0.09
B2 Shoulder – Waist Index 67.50 80 0.13
B3 Chest Size 96.50 85 0.04
B4 Relative Bodyweight Index 398.15 75 0.30
B5 Body Fat Index 6.6 100 0.44
A3 Athletic Performance B9 Power Snatch 135 100 0.13
B10 Power Clean 160 100 0.07
B11 Push Press 150 100 0.05
B12 Front Squat 251 85 0.33
B13 Back Squat 245 100 0.13
B14 Snatch Deadlift 200 90 0.07
B15 Clean Deadlift 210 75 0.22

Body Shape: A1 = (80 x 0.09 + 80 x 0.13 + 85 x 0.04 + 75 x 0.30 + 100 x 0.44) = 87.50 (out of 100)

Athletic Performance: A3 = (100 x 0.13 + 100 x 0.07 + 100 x 0.05 + 85 x 0.33 + 100 x 0.13 + 90 x 0.07 + 75 x 0.22) = 88.85 (out of 100)

Final Score: F = (87.50 x 0.12 + 88.85 x 0.68) = 70.92 (out of 80)

Evaluation Results: Zhang Jie has excellent body shape and athletic quality. Based on his results, he should continue to improve his body shape and focus on improving his front squat and clean deadlift.

Liao Hui (69kg)

Liao Hui is a Hubei weightlifter born in 1987. He is: 

  • 2008 Olympic Champion (158kg + 190kg),
  • 3 – time World Champion.

Prior to the changes in IWF weight classes in 2018, Liao Hui held the 69kg world records in the snatch, clean and jerk, and total.

Liao Hui Results (69kg)
Level 1 Index Level 2 Index Index Data Score Weight
A1 Body Shape B1 Seated – Standing Height Index 56.02 90 0.09
B2 Shoulder – Waist Index 67.50 80 0.13
B3 Chest Size 99.50 85 0.04
B4 Relative Bodyweight Index 436.75 75 0.30
B5 Body Fat Index 10.00 80 0.44
A3 Athletic Performance B9 Power Snatch 150 100 0.13
B10 Power Clean 180 100 0.07
B11 Push Press 160 100 0.05
B12 Front Squat 250 100 0.33
B13 Back Squat 280 100 0.13
B14 Snatch Deadlift 230 95 0.07
B15 Clean Deadlift 260 100 0.22

Body Shape: A1 = (90 x 0.09 + 80 x 0.13 + 85 x 0.04 + 75 x 0.30 + 80 x 0.44) = 79.60 (out of 100)

Athletic Performance: A3 = (100 x 0.13 + 100 x 0.07 + 100 x 0.05 + 100 x 0.33 + 100 x 0.13 + 95 x 0.07 + 100 x 0.22 ) = 99.65 (out of 100)

Final Score: F = (79.60 x 0.12 + 99.65 x 0.68) = 77.31 (out of 80)

Evaluation Results: Liao Hui has outstanding body shape and athletic performance. He simply must continue maintaining his performance and consistency at heavy weights.

Lü Xiaojun (77kg)

Lü Xiaojun is a Hubei weightlifter born in 1984. He is:

  • 2012 Olympic Champion (175kg + 204kg),
  • 5 – time World Champion, 2014 Asian Games Champion (175kg + 200kg),
  • 2011 Asian Champion (160 + 192).

Lü Xiaojun is also a master of the squat jerk technique.

 

Lü Xiaojun Results (77kg)
Level 1 Index Level 2 Index Index Data Score Weight
A1 Body Shape B1 Seated – Standing Height Index 54.12 45 0.09
B2 Shoulder – Waist Index 72.09 45 0.13
B3 Chest Size 107.5 100 0.04
B4 Relative Bodyweight Index 467.64 50 0.30
B5 Body Fat Index 12.20 75 0.44
A3 Athletic Performance B9 Power Snatch 160 100 0.13
B10 Power Clean 200 100 0.07
B11 Push Press 160 90 0.05
B12 Front Squat 270 100 0.33
B13 Back Squat 300 100 0.13
B14 Snatch Deadlift 250 100 0.07
B15 Clean Deadlift 290 100 0.22

Body Shape Total: A1 = (45 x 0.09 + 45 x 0.13 + 100 x 0.04 + 50 x 0.30 + 75 x 0.44) = 61.90 (out of 100)

Athletic Performance Total: A3 = (100 x 0.13 + 100 x 0.07 + 90 x 0.05 + 100 x 0.33 + 100 x 0.13 + 100 x 0.07 + 100 x 0.22 ) = 99.5 (out of 100)

Final Score: F = (61.90 x 0.12 + 99.5 x 0.68) = 75.09 (out of 80)

Evaluation results: Lü Xiaojun has outstanding athletic performance and is almost perfectly balanced. His improvement will come from manipulating his body composition.

Lü Yong (85kg)

Lü Yong is a Guangxi weightlifter born in 1986. He is the:

  • 2008 Olympic Champion (180kg + 214kg),
  • 2009 World Champion (175kg + 208kg), and
  • 2010 Asian Champion (173kg + 203kg).

Lü Yong Results (85kg)
Level 1 Index Level 2 Index Index Data Score Weight
A1 Body Shape B1 Seated – Standing Height Index 54.71 60 0.09
B2 Shoulder – Waist Index 68.89 70 0.13
B3 Chest Size 109.50 95 0.04
B4 Relative Bodyweight Index 517.65 85 0.30
B5 Body Fat Index 13.40 80 0.44
A3 Athletic Performance B9 Power Snatch 160 90 0.13
B10 Power Clean 190 100 0.07
B11 Push Press 160 80 0.05
B12 Front Squat 251 90 0.33
B13 Back Squat 287 100 0.13
B14 Snatch Deadlift 260 100 0.07
B15 Clean Deadlift 285 100 0.22

Body Shape: A1 = (60 x 0.09 + 70 x 0.13 + 95 x 0.04 + 85 x 0.30 + 80 x 0.44) = 79.00 (out of 100)

Sports Quality: A3 = (90 x 0.13 + 100 x 0.07 + 80 x 0.05 + 90 x 0.33 + 100 x 0.13 + 100 x 0.07 + 100 x 0.22 ) = 94.40 (out of 100)

Final Score: F = (79.00 x 0.12 + 94.4 x 0.68) = 73.67 (out of 80)

Evaluation Results: Lu Yong has good body shape and outstanding athletic performance. 

Step 4: What were your results from the Weightlifting Calculator?

Now we want to hear what you and your friends found from using our weightlifting calculator!

If you were training in China, what’s your weightlifting score?

What lifts or body qualities can you improve?

Was there anything that surprised you?

Or maybe you have a question about the results?

Either way, we’d like to hear from you. So go ahead and leave a comment below right now!

Sources:

Ozaslan, Abdi, Beytullah Karadayi, Melek Ozlem Kolusayin, & Ahsen Kaya. 2011. “Stature estimation from bi-acromial and bi-iliocristal measurements. Romanian Society of Legal Medicine. 19: 171 – 176.

Zhang, Jie. 2011. “Research on Evaluation Index System of Specific Physical Fitness of China Men’s Weightlifting Athletes.” Master’s Thesis. Chengdu Institute of Physical Education.

 

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