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"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.


Lift Date Result From Workout
Deadlift Feb 09, 2012 45 reps @ 275 lbs CrossFit Games Regional 11.3
Back Squat Jan 11, 2011 1 rep @ 265 lbs CrossFit Total
Front Squat NA No Result Yet.
Overhead Squat Oct 27, 2010 15 reps @ 65 lbs 5 times Nancy
Thruster Jan 16, 2012 5 reps @ 95 lbs 6 times AMRAP 20 mins: Thrusters, Hang Power Cleans and Sumo Deadlift High Pulls
Shoulder Press Jan 11, 2011 1 rep @ 105 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press Mar 21, 2012 10 reps @ 95 lbs 4 times Push Presses, Air Squats, Sumo Deadlift High-pulls, Kettlebell Farmer's Walks
Push Jerk NA No Result Yet.
Snatch NA No Result Yet.
Power Clean Feb 19, 2012 1 rep @ 177 lbs 4 times Power Clean 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Clean & Jerk Feb 01, 2012 30 reps @ 135 lbs Grace
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