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 February 27, 2012 1 rep @ 275 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat February 27, 2012 1 rep @ 225 lbs CrossFit Total
Front Squat August 30, 2011 1 rep @ 165 lbs Front Squat 5-4-3-2-1-1-1
Overhead Squat June 24, 2011 5 reps @ 135 lbs 5 times Kettlebell Swings, Sit-up (GHD)s, Overhead Squats
Thruster June 05, 2012 5 reps @ 105 lbs CCF Sport Testing Day 2
Strict Press October 23, 2012 1 rep @ 120 lbs Pull-up (weighted)s, Back Squats, Deadlifts, Strict Presses, Clean & Jerks, etc.
Push Press July 20, 2012 34 reps @ 110 lbs Push Presses (9)
Split Jerk November 25, 2011 1 rep @ 155 lbs Split Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Snatch August 14, 2012 1 rep @ 110 lbs CCF Tester Fitness Phase 2 Lifting
Squat Clean September 30, 2011 5 reps @ 135 lbs 2 times Squat Cleans, Lateral Burpee (Over Barbell)s
Clean & Jerk October 23, 2012 1 rep @ 150 lbs Pull-up (weighted)s, Back Squats, Deadlifts, Strict Presses, Clean & Jerks, etc.
Bench Press July 18, 2011 2 reps @ 125 lbs Bench Press 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2, rest 1 min

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