Overview

"If [an] athlete is serious about getting considerably stronger, he needs to incorporate at least one explosive exercise into his routine. And more is even better." - Bill Starr

The barbell lifts include both power lifting and olympic lifting and greatly emphasize the strength, power, and speed aspects (among others) of CrossFit's ten general physical skills.  Proven competency in each of these lifts is a good indication of overall strength and explosiveness.

Results
[ 6 Months | 1 Year | All Time ]
Lift Date Result From Workout
Deadlift January 13, 2015 1 rep @ 270 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat May 18, 2015 1 rep @ 240 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat April 03, 2015 1 rep @ 190 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat June 05, 2015 1 rep @ 120 lbs Overhead Squat : 1 Rep Max
Thruster July 22, 2015 1 rep @ 145 lbs Thruster : 1 Rep Max
Shoulder Press June 16, 2015 1 rep @ 110 lbs Shoulder Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Press August 31, 2015 1 rep @ 150 lbs Push Press : 1 Rep Max
Split Jerk May 29, 2015 1 rep @ 150 lbs Split Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Snatch June 19, 2015 1 rep @ 105 lbs Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Clean May 11, 2015 1 rep @ 150 lbs Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk March 01, 2015 1 rep @ 140 lbs CrossFit Games Open 15.1A
Bench Press May 27, 2015 1 rep @ 135 lbs CrossFit Total II

CrossFit Journal Articles

Read more about The Lifts.

The Burgener Warmup -Mike Burgener
The Stance -Mike Burgener
Clean and Jerk -Mike Burgener
The High Hang Snatch -Mike Burgener
Reviewing The Snatch -Mike Burgener
Receiving The Bar -Mike Burgener
Snatch Grip Position -Mike Burgener