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 July 28, 2011 1 rep @ 315 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat March 02, 2011 1 rep @ 230 lbs Back Squat 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Front Squat June 04, 2012 1 rep @ 225 lbs CCF Sport Testing Day 1
Overhead Squat March 09, 2011 1 rep @ 145 lbs Overhead Squats, Front Squats
Thruster June 05, 2012 1 rep @ 155 lbs CCF Sport Testing Day 2
Shoulder Press January 24, 2011 5 reps @ 135 lbs 3 times CCF Presses
Push Press March 07, 2011 1 rep @ 155 lbs Presses, Push Presses, Push Jerks
Push Jerk January 24, 2011 3 reps @ 185 lbs 3 times CCF Presses
Snatch May 06, 2011 3 reps @ 135 lbs in 10 mins 2 times CCF Snatches, Snatch Pulls, Snatch Grip Deadlifts
Clean September 30, 2011 1 rep @ 185 lbs in 2 mins Clean 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2
Clean & Jerk December 06, 2011 1 rep @ 165 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Close Grip Bench Press June 07, 2012 5 reps @ 155 lbs CCF Sport Testing Day 3

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