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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 Mar 19, 2012 1 rep @ 505 lbs Deadlift 1
Back Squat Aug 01, 2011 1 rep @ 315 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat Aug 30, 2011 1 rep @ 325 lbs Front Squat 5-4-3-2-1-1-1
Overhead Squat Oct 19, 2010 3 reps @ 270 lbs Overhead Squat 3-3-3-3-3
Thruster Apr 13, 2012 5 reps @ 185 lbs 5 times Thrusters, Airdyne Bikes (2)
Shoulder Press Jul 08, 2011 1 rep @ 190 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press May 10, 2011 5 reps @ 100 kg Push Press 3-3-3-3-3
Split Jerk Jan 03, 2012 1 rep @ 287 lbs Split Jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Snatch Apr 11, 2012 1 rep @ 225 lbs Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Clean Sep 30, 2011 1 rep @ 265 lbs Squat Clean 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Power Clean & Jerk Sep 20, 2011 1 rep @ 235 lbs 7 times Power Clean & Jerk 1-1-1-1-1
Bench Press Nov 14, 2010 1 rep @ 305 lbs 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