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 August 12, 2011 1 rep @ 475 lbs Deadlift : 1 Rep Max
Back Squat August 15, 2011 1 rep @ 345 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat August 11, 2011 1 rep @ 285 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat September 03, 2010 1 rep @ 205 lbs Overhead Squat : 1 Rep Max
Thruster May 28, 2009 1 rep @ 165 lbs 4 times Thruster : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Shoulder Press August 15, 2011 1 rep @ 165 lbs Shoulder Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Press June 30, 2010 1 rep @ 135 lbs 3 times Front Squats, Push Presses
Split Jerk September 08, 2010 1 rep @ 165 lbs 7 times Squat Cleans, Split Jerks
Snatch September 14, 2010 1 rep @ 160 lbs Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Clean October 06, 2010 1 rep @ 200 lbs Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk May 22, 2010 1 rep @ 175 lbs Clean & Jerk 1
Bench Press August 12, 2011 1 rep @ 245 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