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 August 01, 2012 1 rep @ 475 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat January 07, 2012 1 rep @ 405 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat August 08, 2012 1 rep @ 321 lbs Front Squat : 1-1-1
Overhead Squat October 28, 2011 3 reps @ 198 lbs Power Snatches, Overhead Squats, Snatches (2)
Thruster January 16, 2012 3 reps @ 185 lbs Thruster 3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3
Shoulder Press October 23, 2012 1 rep @ 205 lbs Shoulder Press : 1-1-1
Push Press June 21, 2011 1 rep @ 225 lbs Push Press : 5-5-3-3-1
Jerk May 12, 2015 1 rep @ 295 lbs Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Snatch August 24, 2011 1 rep @ 225 lbs Snatch : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Squat Clean August 15, 2012 2 reps @ 295 lbs Squat Clean : 2-2-2-2-2
Clean & Jerk May 08, 2015 1 rep @ 280 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press September 07, 2011 5 reps @ 280 lbs Bench Press : 5-5-5

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