"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.

[ 6 Months | 1 Year | All Time ]
Lift Date Result From Workout
Deadlift November 10, 2015 2 reps @ 120 kg 5 times Alt EMOM 15 mins: Deadlifts, Handstand Holds, and Rests
Back Squat NA NA NA
Front Squat November 02, 2015 3 reps @ 90 kg in 1 min 5 times Alt EMOM 15 mins: Front Squats, Handstand Holds, and Rests
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster November 13, 2015 2 reps @ 70 kg Thruster : 2 Rep Max
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press December 17, 2015 50 reps @ 45 lbs Filthy Fifty
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch February 27, 2015 5 reps @ 115 lbs 3 times CrossFit Games Open 15.1
Clean November 27, 2015 1 rep @ 80 kg Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk February 27, 2015 1 rep @ 170 lbs CrossFit Games Open 15.1A
Bench Press NA NA NA

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