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"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

Lift Date Result From Workout
Deadlift Apr 12, 2012 1 rep @ 405 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat Aug 20, 2013 1 rep @ 285 lbs Back Squat 5-5-3-3-3-1-1-1-1-1
Front Squat Aug 06, 2013 2 reps @ 235 lbs Front Squat 3-3-3-3-3
Overhead Squat Dec 16, 2011 3 reps @ 175 lbs Overhead Squat 3-3-3-3-3
Thruster Aug 04, 2012 8 reps @ 155 lbs 31 Heroes
Shoulder Press Jul 28, 2010 1 rep @ 165 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press Nov 22, 2011 3 reps @ 210 lbs Push Press 3-3-3-3-3
Push Jerk Oct 19, 2010 1 rep @ 200 lbs Push Jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Snatch Mar 01, 2012 30 reps @ 165 lbs CrossFit Games Open 12.2
Power Clean Aug 09, 2011 1 rep @ 225 lbs Power Clean 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2
Clean & Jerk Aug 21, 2013 1 rep @ 240 lbs Clean & Jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Bench Press Jan 11, 2012 5 reps @ 195 lbs 3 times Lynne

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