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 January 03, 2011 1 rep @ 570 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat January 03, 2011 1 rep @ 575 lbs CrossFit Total
Front Squat December 30, 2010 2 reps @ 355 lbs Front Squat 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2
Overhead Squat March 09, 2011 1 rep @ 340 lbs Overhead Squats, Front Squats
Thruster January 12, 2009 45 reps @ 115 lbs Tommy V
Shoulder Press January 03, 2011 1 rep @ 245 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press August 08, 2011 3 reps @ 205 lbs 3 times Push Presses, Double Unders
Push Jerk January 30, 2011 1 rep @ 185 kg Push Jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Snatch January 30, 2011 1 rep @ 135 kg Snatch : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Squat Clean August 12, 2011 1 rep @ 344 kg Squat Clean 1-1-1-1-1
Clean & Jerk January 30, 2011 1 rep @ 165 kg Clean & Jerk : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Bench Press NA NA NA

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