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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 Feb 24, 2015 1 rep @ 411 lbs Deadlift : 1 Rep Max
Back Squat May 01, 2015 1 rep @ 365 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat May 17, 2015 2 reps @ 310 lbs Front Squat 3-3-3-3-3-2
Overhead Squat Feb 05, 2012 3 reps @ 215 lbs Overhead Squat 3-3-3-3-3
Thruster Apr 25, 2014 1 rep @ 175 lbs Thruster 15x2
Shoulder Press Feb 23, 2014 1 rep @ 75 kg Shoulder Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Press Apr 27, 2015 1 rep @ 231 lbs Push Press 1-1-1-1-1
Split Jerk Jan 31, 2012 1 rep @ 245 lbs 2 times Split Jerk 2-2-2-2-2
Snatch Feb 09, 2015 1 rep @ 212 lbs Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Clean Dec 16, 2013 1 rep @ 245 lbs Lifting: Cleans and Front Squats
Clean & Jerk Dec 13, 2014 1 rep @ 250 lbs Clean & Jerk 2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Bench Press May 21, 2015 1 rep @ 242 lbs Bench Press : 1 Rep Max

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