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 November 18, 2016 1 rep @ 405 lbs 5 times Marston
Back Squat April 13, 2015 1 rep @ 235 lbs Back Squat : 5 @ 60%, 3 @ 70%, 2 @ 80%, 2 @ 90%, 1 @ 95%, 1 @ 103%
Front Squat March 02, 2015 3 reps @ 195 lbs Hatch Squat Week 5-1
Overhead Squat June 25, 2015 3 reps @ 125 lbs Overhead Squat : 3-3-3-3-3
Thruster August 26, 2016 9 reps @ 135 lbs 3 times Marco
Shoulder Press January 08, 2015 1 rep @ 125 lbs Shoulder Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Press August 08, 2016 3 reps @ 155 lbs Push Press : 3-3-3-3-3
Jerk January 21, 2015 1 rep @ 175 lbs Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Snatch December 21, 2016 1 rep @ 165 lbs Chipper: Snatches, Burpee Muscle Ups, Handstand Push-ups and 9 more
Power Clean October 19, 2016 1 rep @ 195 lbs Power Clean : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Clean & Jerk February 27, 2015 1 rep @ 175 lbs CrossFit Games Open 15.1A
Bench Press September 29, 2016 3 reps @ 175 lbs Bench Press : 3-3-3-3-3

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