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 09, 2012 1 rep @ 405 lbs Deadlift : 1-1-1
Back Squat July 11, 2012 1 rep @ 305 lbs Back Squat : 1-1-1
Front Squat April 08, 2013 3 reps @ 275 lbs Front Squat : 3-3-3
Overhead Squat April 04, 2013 1 rep @ 195 lbs Overhead Squat : 1-1-1-1-1
Thruster November 04, 2011 3 reps @ 135 lbs 9 times Pull-up (chest-to-bar)s, Thrusters, Double Unders
Shoulder Press July 03, 2013 1 rep @ 165 lbs Shoulder Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Press October 11, 2011 2 reps @ 185 lbs Push Press : 5-5-3-3-1
Push Jerk January 28, 2013 2 reps @ 135 lbs Lifting: Cleans and Push Jerks
Snatch March 08, 2013 7 reps @ 135 lbs CrossFit Games Open 13.1
Clean July 18, 2012 1 rep @ 225 lbs Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk January 12, 2012 1 rep @ 185 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press October 11, 2012 5 reps @ 195 lbs Bench Press 5-5-5-5

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