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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 Jul 14, 2010 10 reps @ 315 lbs 3 times Oregon Sectional WOD #2
Back Squat Jul 07, 2011 25 reps @ 45 lbs Chipper: Back Squats, Front Squats, Overhead Squats and 9 more
Front Squat Jul 07, 2011 25 reps @ 45 lbs Chipper: Back Squats, Front Squats, Overhead Squats and 9 more
Overhead Squat Jul 07, 2011 25 reps @ 45 lbs Chipper: Back Squats, Front Squats, Overhead Squats and 9 more
Thruster Dec 31, 2010 45 reps @ 95 lbs FT: 400 m; 5x Pull-ups, Push-ups and Air Squats; 400 m, Thrusters...
Shoulder Press Jul 07, 2011 25 reps @ 45 lbs Chipper: Back Squats, Front Squats, Overhead Squats and 9 more
Push Press Jan 17, 2011 30 reps @ 65 lbs the Culley
Push Jerk Jul 07, 2011 25 reps @ 45 lbs Chipper: Back Squats, Front Squats, Overhead Squats and 9 more
Power Snatch Dec 02, 2010 11 reps @ 65 lbs 4 times Oh Mai
Squat Clean Nov 10, 2011 7 reps @ 155 lbs 5 times Squat Cleans, Kettlebell Swings (2)
Clean & Jerk Jul 21, 2010 1 rep @ 140 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press NA No Result Yet.

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