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 October 19, 2011 1 rep @ 405 lbs Deadlift : 1 Rep Max
Back Squat February 12, 2013 1 rep @ 315 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat January 14, 2013 1 rep @ 270 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat December 30, 2011 2 reps @ 185 lbs Overhead Squat : 3-3-3
Thruster May 14, 2012 2 reps @ 185 lbs Thrusters
Strict Press February 12, 2013 1 rep @ 150 lbs Strict Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Press June 10, 2015 1 rep @ 210 lbs Push Press : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Split Jerk July 02, 2012 1 rep @ 215 lbs Split Jerk : 1-1-1-1-1
Squat Snatch December 06, 2012 1 rep @ 150 lbs Squat Snatch 3-3-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1
Squat Clean March 27, 2013 1 rep @ 225 lbs Squat Clean : 1-1-1-1-1
Clean & Jerk October 02, 2011 15 reps @ 185 lbs DCF Comp Team WOD 10/2
Bench Press February 14, 2013 1 rep @ 230 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