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 March 07, 2011 1 rep @ 405 lbs Deadlift : 1-1-1-1-1
Back Squat February 23, 2011 1 rep @ 320 lbs Back Squat : 1-1-1-1-1
Front Squat February 28, 2011 3 reps @ 135 lbs 7 times 7 RFT: Front Squats and L-Sit Pull-ups
Overhead Squat March 04, 2011 30 reps @ 45 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: 400 m, Overhead Squats and Pull-ups
Thruster March 07, 2011 45 reps @ 95 lbs Fran
Shoulder Press December 29, 2010 1 rep @ 115 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press March 02, 2011 10 reps @ 115 lbs 9 times Jack
Push Jerk January 03, 2011 3 reps @ 145 lbs Push Jerk : 3-3-3-3-3
Power Snatch February 23, 2011 75 reps @ 75 lbs in 6 mins Randy
Squat Clean March 11, 2011 45 reps @ 105 lbs Elizabeth
Clean & Jerk NA NA NA
Bench Press January 05, 2011 1 rep @ 210 lbs Bench Press : 1-1-1-1-1

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