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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

Lift Date Result From Workout
Deadlift Jan 10, 2011 1 rep @ 610 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat Jan 10, 2011 1 rep @ 515 lbs CrossFit Total
Front Squat Jan 31, 2011 3 reps @ 365 lbs Front Squat 3-3-3-3-3
Overhead Squat Apr 05, 2011 3 reps @ 245 lbs Overhead Squat 3-3-3-3-3
Thruster Mar 07, 2011 3 reps @ 155 lbs 9 times D-ROB
Shoulder Press Jan 10, 2011 1 rep @ 245 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press Mar 23, 2011 1 rep @ 315 lbs Push Press 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Split Jerk Mar 22, 2011 1 rep @ 325 lbs Split Jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Power Snatch May 18, 2011 1 rep @ 225 lbs Power Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Squat Clean Feb 08, 2011 1 rep @ 315 lbs Squat Clean 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Clean & Jerk Feb 25, 2011 17 reps @ 275 lbs 10 Min Amrap 275lb Clean and Jerk
Bench Press Apr 04, 2011 1 rep @ 385 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