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 December 10, 2013 1 rep @ 315 lbs Deadlift : 1 Rep Max
Back Squat March 02, 2011 1 rep @ 225 lbs Back Squat 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Front Squat March 09, 2011 1 rep @ 175 lbs Overhead Squats, Front Squats
Overhead Squat March 09, 2011 1 rep @ 135 lbs Overhead Squats, Front Squats
Thruster March 05, 2014 1 rep @ 155 lbs Thruster 1-1-1
Shoulder Press February 27, 2012 1 rep @ 125 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press March 07, 2011 1 rep @ 155 lbs Presses, Push Presses, Push Jerks
Push Jerk March 07, 2011 1 rep @ 175 lbs Presses, Push Presses, Push Jerks
Snatch February 02, 2011 3 reps @ 135 lbs in 10 mins 2 times CCF Snatches, Snatch Pulls, Snatch Grip Deadlifts
Power Clean December 17, 2013 1 rep @ 175 lbs Power Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk August 09, 2011 1 rep @ 166 lbs 2011 CrossFit Games Masters Event 2
Close Grip Bench Press February 05, 2014 1 rep @ 155 lbs Close Grip 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