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 May 09, 2011 3 reps @ 175 lbs Deadlift : 3-3-3
Back Squat July 18, 2011 1 rep @ 125 lbs CrossFit Total
Front Squat October 26, 2011 10 reps @ 75 lbs Front Squats, Airdyne Bikes
Overhead Squat December 13, 2011 3 reps @ 68 lbs Snatch Balance + 3 Overhead Squats
Thruster January 27, 2012 10 reps @ 45 lbs 2 times Thrusters, Knees-to-elbows, Dumbbell Push Presses, Kettlebell Swings
Shoulder Press February 27, 2012 1 rep @ 73 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press June 21, 2011 4 reps @ 85 lbs Push Press : 5-5-3-3-1
Push Jerk June 21, 2011 1 rep @ 95 lbs Push Jerk 5-5-3-3-1
Snatch August 24, 2011 1 rep @ 75 lbs Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Power Clean December 21, 2011 2 reps @ 85 lbs Power Cleans, Pull-up (chest-to-bar)s
Power Clean & Jerk May 11, 2011 3 reps @ 85 lbs 2 times Power Clean & Jerk 3x3 at 60% 1RM
Bench Press NA NA NA

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