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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 Apr 22, 2013 1 rep @ 160 kg CrossFit Total
Back Squat Jul 26, 2013 1 rep @ 132.5 kg Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat Aug 15, 2011 2 reps @ 95 kg 3-3-2-2-2-2 Front Squats, Weighted Deadhang Pull Ups
Overhead Squat Apr 02, 2012 1 rep @ 90 kg Overhead Squat : 1 Rep Max
Thruster Apr 03, 2012 1 rep @ 82.5 kg Thruster : 1 Rep Max
Shoulder Press Apr 22, 2013 1 rep @ 60 kg CrossFit Total
Push Press Feb 20, 2013 1 rep @ 80 kg Push Press 1-1-1
Split Jerk May 03, 2011 3 reps @ 75 kg Split Jerk 3-3-3-3-3
Squat Snatch Jun 07, 2013 1 rep @ 75 kg Squat Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Power Clean Aug 28, 2012 1 rep @ 85 kg 2 times Power Clean 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Clean & Jerk Jun 22, 2013 1 rep @ 85 kg Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press Jul 31, 2013 1 rep @ 90 kg 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