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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 Jun 06, 2011 2 reps @ 245 lbs Deadlifts, Pull-up (weighted)s
Back Squat Jun 20, 2011 1 rep @ 165 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat Mar 29, 2011 1 rep @ 130 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat May 12, 2011 1 rep @ 110 lbs Overhead Squat : 1 Rep Max
Thruster May 23, 2011 6 reps @ 75 lbs 3 times Carry Me To Hell
Shoulder Press Mar 14, 2011 3 reps @ 75 lbs Shoulder Press 3-3-3
Push Press Mar 29, 2011 1 rep @ 100 lbs Push Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Jerk Apr 10, 2011 1 rep @ 110 lbs 3 times CrossFit Games Open 11.3
Snatch Nov 20, 2013 1 rep @ 80 lbs Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Power Clean Apr 25, 2011 1 rep @ 125 lbs Power Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk Feb 08, 2010 15 reps @ 65 lbs 2 times Clean and Jerks, Pull-ups, Push-ups, Air Squats
Bench Press May 20, 2011 5 reps @ 85 lbs 3 times Bench Press 5-5-5-5-5

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