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 16, 2013 1 rep @ 365 lbs Deadlift : 1 Rep Max
Back Squat May 07, 2012 2 reps @ 245 lbs Back Squat : 2-2-2-2-2
Front Squat January 23, 2013 1 rep @ 225 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat January 22, 2013 21 reps @ 85 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: 400 m and Overhead Squats
Thruster February 04, 2012 3 reps @ 135 lbs 6 times Pull-up (chest-to-bar)s, Thrusters, Jump Rope (Singles)s
Shoulder Press June 08, 2010 1 rep @ 155 lbs Shoulder Press 5-5-3-3-1-1-1
Push Press August 18, 2011 1 rep @ 185 lbs 2 times Push Presses
Push Jerk May 14, 2012 1 rep @ 195 lbs Push Jerk 3-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1
Power Snatch August 26, 2012 3 reps @ 135 lbs 3 times Power Snatch : 3-3-3-3-3
Power Clean September 24, 2011 3 reps @ 205 lbs Power Clean 5-5-5-3-3-3
Clean & Jerk July 02, 2012 1 rep @ 185 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Bench Press March 19, 2012 1 rep @ 235 lbs ME Bench Press 3-3-3-1-1-1

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