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 April 11, 2011 1 rep @ 515 lbs Deadlift : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Back Squat July 22, 2012 5 reps @ 315 kg Back Squat 5-5-5-5-5-5
Front Squat August 24, 2011 1 rep @ 315 lbs Front Squat : 3-3-3-1-1-1
Overhead Squat July 10, 2014 1 rep @ 225 lbs CrossFit Total II
Thruster January 06, 2014 2 reps @ 245 lbs Thruster 2-2-2-2-2
Shoulder Press June 25, 2012 1 rep @ 215 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press September 26, 2012 3 reps @ 255 lbs Push Press : 3-3-3-3-3-3
Split Jerk September 13, 2012 1 rep @ 295 lbs Split Jerk : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Power Snatch January 28, 2011 3 reps @ 195 lbs Power Snatch 5-5-3-3-3
Squat Clean April 30, 2012 2 reps @ 245 pood Squat Clean : 2-2-2-2-2
Clean & Jerk June 09, 2014 1 rep @ 275 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Bench Press July 10, 2014 1 rep @ 275 lbs CrossFit Total II

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