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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

Lift Date Result From Workout
Deadlift Sep 20, 2010 1 rep @ 335 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat Sep 20, 2010 1 rep @ 265 lbs CrossFit Total
Front Squat Feb 05, 2014 2 reps @ 215 lbs Front Squat 2-2-2-2-2
Overhead Squat Dec 06, 2013 2 reps @ 155 lbs Overhead Squat 5x2
Thruster May 17, 2011 1 rep @ 150 lbs 2 times Thruster 5-3-1-1-1
Shoulder Press Sep 20, 2010 1 rep @ 140 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press Mar 23, 2010 1 rep @ 170 lbs Push Press 1-1-1-1-1
Push Jerk Oct 16, 2010 1 rep @ 160 lbs Push Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Snatch Dec 20, 2011 1 rep @ 125 lbs Snatch 1-1-1-1-1
Clean Nov 08, 2010 1 rep @ 170 lbs CrossFit Total II
Clean & Jerk Nov 21, 2011 1 rep @ 155 lbs Clean & Jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Bench Press Aug 07, 2010 1 rep @ 195 lbs Bench Press 5-3-1

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