A grip strength dynamometer is useful for testing your hand grip strength. The following are the norm values provided with the Camry Electronic Handgrip Dynamometer, useful for rating grip strength values for a wide range of age groups and for tracking improvements with strength training and during rehabilitation.
Handgrip strength test results can vary depending on the protocol used, so it is important to compare results to norms derived using the same techniques. The dynamometer handle is usually adjusted (if possible) to fit the hand or set at the same setting for everyone. The same setting should be used when retesting. The strength of the left and right hand can also vary, so the tests should be either be conducted on the same side, on the dominant side, or done on both sides and averaged. Several attempt is usually required to get the maximum score.
Results are expected to differ between male and females, between left and right (dominant and non-dominant) hands, and with age. The results can also be affected by the position of the wrist, elbow and shoulder, so these should be standardized.
There is also a simple norm table provided on the grip strength testing procedure page, and there are some grip strength results of athletes.
Grip Strength Ratings for Males (in kg)
|10-11||< 12.6||12.6-22.4||> 22.4|
|12-13||< 19.4||19.4-31.2||> 31.2|
|14-15||< 28.5||28.5-44.3||> 44.3|
|16-17||< 32.6||32.6-52.4||> 52.4|
|18-19||< 35.7||35.7-55.5||> 55.5|
|20-24||< 36.8||36.8-56.6||> 56.6|
|25-29||< 37.7||37.7-57.5||> 57.5|
|30-34||< 36.0||36.0-55.8||> 55.8|
|35-39||< 35.8||35.8-55.6||> 55.6|
|40-44||< 35.5||35.5-55.3||> 55.3|
|45-49||< 34.7||34.7-54.5||> 54.5|
|50-54||< 32.9||32.9-50.7||> 50.7|
|55-59||< 30.7||30.7-48.5||> 48.5|
|60-64||< 30.2||30.2-48.0||> 48.0|
|65-69||< 28.2||28.2-44.0||> 44.0|
|70-99||< 21.3||21.3-35.1||> 35.1|
Grip Strength Ratings for Females (in kg)
|10-11||< 11.8||11.8-21.6||> 21.6|
|12-13||< 14.6||14.6-24.4||> 24.4|
|14-15||< 15.5||15.5-27.3||> 27.3|
|16-17||< 17.2||17.2-29.0||> 29.0|
|18-19||< 19.2||19.2-31.0||> 31.0|
|20-24||< 21.5||21.5-35.3||> 35.3|
|25-29||< 25.6||25.6-41.4||> 41.4|
|30-34||< 21.5||21.5-35.3||> 35.3|
|35-39||< 20.3||20.3-34.1||> 34.1|
|40-44||< 18.9||18.9-32.7||> 32.7|
|45-49||< 18.6||18.6-32.4||> 32.4|
|50-54||< 18.1||18.1-31.9||> 31.9|
|55-59||< 17.7||17.7-31.5||> 31.5|
|60-64||< 17.2||17.2-31.0||> 31.0|
|65-69||< 15.4||15.4-27.2||> 27.2|
|70-99||< 14.7||14.7-24.5||> 24.5|
- More about the Camry Electronic Handgrip Dynamometer and other dynamometers
- Video examples of the Handgrip Strength Test
- There are some grip strength test results of athletes.
- List of other strength and power tests.
- Calibrating Handgrip Dynamometers
Commenting is closed on this page, though you can read some previous comments below which may answer some of your questions.
- For me, it has meant figuring out ways to do things to enable participation :-) Moorina (2013)
- 70 kg on my dominant hand. This is purely because my parents had a son to split, stack, and carry firewood as a lad. Dr Anon (2018)
- I've been wondering about my numbers ever since the Physical Therapist for a hand/wrist/forearm injury said "oh my gosh! I've never seen a number that high!" To which I smiled and said "now let me REALLY try" and topped out at 176 psi, or 80 kilos. - on my injured arm... on my right arm (I'm left handed), at age 32, height 6'3" weight 205 pounds. But is simply a matter of genetics = my younger brother at 5'10" and slightly smaller hands is almost as strong, and we both inherited it from our Dad, who as a farm boy would win quarters for a soda pop off of farmers by being able to crush a fresh farm egg in his palm (no rings, no fingertips, and no thin shelled store eggs). Thanks for letting me share, and yes our forearms looked a little like Popeyes, and I can flex my thumb muscles unlike most people have ever seen.... Scotty Dean (2017)
- Oh wow. I'm so impressed mr. internet strongman.. Dano Scotty Dean (2020)
- Rob Crawford Dano (2020)
I was so impressed I just chopped both my forearms of in shame
- Glenn Quagmire Scotty Dean (2020)
you meant to say 80 pounds. not kg
- Kai Miller Scotty Dean (2020)
Good for you. Man alotta haters on here. Those are awesome numbers, ignore the weak (mentally and physically) haters
- Scotty Dean is Full of Crap Scotty Dean (2020)
80kg? Wow I bet Brian Shaw would love to be as strong as you Mr. Internet Hero! Have you certified on the Captain of Crush no.4 gripper yet? I bet you are the kind of douchebag that crushes empty beer cans when done just to show how macho you are! Great story kid!
- ♪ Scotty Dean is Full of (2020)
Brian shaw has a registered 107kg grip. Just fyi.
- Tricky Maybe (2020)
These results don't make much sense. When you go to the link for the Athlete grip strength measurements they are lower than the average of what is presented here for males in their respective age groups. It's hard to believe that men in the NFL combine have lower or equal grip strength to the average Male.
- Rob Admin Tricky Maybe (2020)
I don't see the figures the same way as you. The example grip strength results of the NHL are mostly in the 'strong' range here. E.g. The best score at the 2012 NHL scouting combine was 167 lbs (75.8 kg). The average score from the combine was 128 lbs (58 kg)
- Sidra sabir (2019)
and do you have difference of right and left hand grip strength ?
- Rob Admin sidra sabir (2019)
Norms for differences between hands would be useful, but I don't have any. It should not be left versus right, but dominant versus non-dominant.
- Jen (2018)
I'm 20 and I have hEDS. My right hand (dominant) has a grip strength of 26 and my left is 14.
- Zapper45701 (2017)
Recently had PT for a shoulder problem. My doctor measured me at 102 lbs. grip on right; 100 lbs. grip on left. So it's about 45 kg. I'm female and 62 years old. (Yeah, I know, you don't want to arm wrestle me, either. LOL)
- Caroline Roesch zapper45701 (2017)
I'm 41 and my physical therapist measured the same thing. I was 95 on the left and 110 on the right. I had no idea that was even a thing. I'm always dropping things, but at least now I know it's not because of strength.
- Luis (2016)
I'm 15 and I've got a grip strength of 62 kg...
- Ken S., As Seen On Watch Lists Luis (2016)
Sheesh, go easy, you're just setting yourself up for disappointment like that. I was a teenager once, too, but you gotta give it a rest.
- RaZ4AmZgAmInG Luis (2017)
I am 15 and I've got 73 kg on my right and 62 on left
- Moorina (2013)
all I know is that I have always had the grip of a 10yr old & the ergonomist had never seen this consistency of weakness in a "healthy" person
- Iammenotyou x (2020)
She said 37, was very good. I feel ashamed -_- .
- Rob Crawford (2020)
I ruptured both flexor tendons just below the right hand index finger MCP joint years ago and it's never been the same since. I can only pull 42 kilo with my non dominant and 56 with my dominant. Being left handed, this gives my forearms the appearance of being those of a crab with one massive claw and one skinny one. I've tried excercise but I still fall back to doing everything with my left when I'm not conciously telling myself to use my right. What can a bloke do?
- Guy2 (2019)
This is pretty useful and don't believe these people trying to show off on this forum. All I see are blatant lies
- Sidra sabir Rob (2019)
I wanna use it in my research paper. Is it authentic???? And do you have reference values of skelatal muscle mass????? Please i also need that
- Rob Admin sidra sabir (2019)
Sorry, the manual did not give a primary source of their norms.
- Rob Admin sidra sabir (2019)
- Jane (2019)
Great info! I thought I had a very weak grip now I know it's normal.
- Rasmus Granström (2018)
70 - 78kg, 29... still
- Pling Plong (2018)
My left (dominant) hand has always been weaker, I think it is because I tend to use it for fine motor while using the other hand for heavier duty. Perhaps it is due to a subconscious effort to protect my dominant hand against injury because I would be pretty useless trying to practice fine motor skills with my right hand.
- Benjamin Beattie (2018)
I get 198 pounds in right hand or 90kg and on left i get about 85kg im 26
- John smith (2017)
138 kg on my left, 141 kg on my right
- C (2017)
My 14 yr old female patient had two strokes and we have been working to bring her right arm grip strength to 5 lbs
- Bradley evans (2016)
I got 88kg and im 12 years old
- Bob Dole bradley evans (2016)
Are you sure you're not confusing kilograms with pounds? 88kg is
- 194lbs... you must be a huge 12-year-old.
- FosterThe People Bob Dole (2017)
88kg is the weight of the chip on his shoulder.
- RaZ4AmZgAmInG Bob Dole (2017)
Yeah 88kg and 12 year old seems impossible.
- T_A (2016)
Been going to the Physo re an arm issue (tendon issue) and they have measured my grip strength at 46kg. Started at 62kg and through grip strength training have increased it at 1kg per week.
- Vincent Perry (2015)
Lol apparently I have the grip strength higher than that of strong 25 year old and i'm only 14 lol
- Suman Guest (2015)
hi ricky do it in grip strength meter not in a fancy chinise one but made in usa or u.k. you will find it.
- Buddy (2013)
Hey guys, you are relating strength, which is a measure of force, using a set of units (kg) which are a measure of mass. What the heck?
- Mangopop Buddy (2015)
Go to a gym and you will see lots of mass which people use to measure strength.
- Rob Admin Buddy (2013)
The units are kilograms of force, which is standard for grip strength measurement as far as I know. I am not a physicist, so maybe someone else can shed light on how this relates to the SI unit of force which is Newtons
- Nick Martin Rob (2013)
Force(Newtons) = Mass(kg) times Acceleration(m/s^2)
- Blake Gould (2020)
can close 250 pounds with my right and about 230 with my left 24 years old
- Niels Geudens (2019)
We did a grip strength test at school and I got 70 kg on my right hand .
I was 15 when I took the test.
- Lauklejs (2017)
It seems weird that this would be measured in kg since kg is a measure of mass. It's one of the few places where lbs is a more appropriate unit than kg. Ahh, I see below someone noted this too. A kg force unit is the force that a 1 kg mass would exert downwards at the surface of the earth in a length/time system where the earth's acceleration is 1 instead of ~10. (IOW 10 m=1 new length unit or 1/sqrt(10) sec= 1 new time unit or some combo.)
- MechaShadowV2 lauklejs (2020)
Kilos and pounds both measure weight, it's just on is metric and the other is U.S. standard.
- Vincent Salcido lauklejs (2017)
Yes, but you can still measure the force of the weight downwards, and a kg is usually = 1n if Im not incorrect, as the mass of an object weighs down on something, it imparts an equal force to the force of the other object pushing back on it, idk, its something like that.